A Living on Earth internship provides an invaluable introduction to broadcast media. Each semester, we rely on a handful of bright, capable interns to contribute to our award-winning program, and experience first-hand what goes on behind the scenes of a nationally-distributed public radio news magazine. Interns work in our office at UMass Boston.
THE EDITORIAL INTERNS assist in various phases of story production, from finding and researching original stories and helping track down experienced correspondents, contacts and newsmakers, to editing host interviews. They monitor news wires and newspapers for environmental affairs. Interns generate questions for interviews and retrieve archive tape and other source material. They also write two short segments for the program. Candidates require strong writing and communication skills and should submit two writing samples. Some experience in journalism, environmental sciences, and public policy is helpful, but not required.
Interns agree to serve one term and are usually limited to one term. They commit to working three full days per week. Please note: this is an unpaid internship.
Fall 2018 Term: Labor Day through December
Spring 2019 Term: January Memorial Day
Summer 2018 Term: June through mid-August;
Email or mail a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Internships, Living on Earth, UMass Boston School for the Environment,
Building 80, Room 12
100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston 02125
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Living on Earth presents in-depth reporting on the environment to over 250 public radio stations nationwide, and is also broadcast on satellite radio and via podcast. We are a production of the World Media Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that seeks to report quality coverage of environmental issues. We are not an advocacy organization.
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