Spring 2017 Democracy Now! en Español Intern

Posted On: January 30, 2017

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

Company Description

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on more than 1400 television and radio stations around the world, including Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television and to millions online.

Democracy Now!’s daily news hour provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.

Job Description

Democracy Now! Internships are paid, temporary work placements to help students, people early in their careers and career changers to gain entry-level skills and experience in the fields of outreach, social media, education, fundraising, translation, archiving and IT in a non-profit setting. All internships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily TV and radio news hour.

Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Interns maximize their educational experience. Where possible, Democracy Now! will provide assistance to Interns requesting academic or work-study credit.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must have completed a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, and must have a valid U.S. work authorization.

Democracy Now! en Español Internship

The Spanish department of Democracy Now! translates, produces, and distributes daily news content on line. Our programs are currently broadcast on more than 480 radio stations around the world. Interns help with translation of stories, draft content for our social media channels, and support outreach projects.

-Assist with Democracy Now! en Español social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
-Translate content from English to Spanish
-Grow and maintain online audience and media network currently broadcasting or reproducing Democracy Now! en Español's content.
-Foster alliance building and networking amongst Democracy Now! en Español supporters and other like-minded groups and organizations.
-Monitor breaking news and identify trends to position stories
-Other duties as assigned

To Apply

Apply by 12pm ET on February 6, 2017.

Send a one-page resume, a cover letter and two work or academic references to dnespanol-intern [at] democracynow [dot] org with "Democracy Now! en Español Intern" as the subject line. In your cover letter, please address these questions:
1. How did you discover Democracy Now!?
2. What are your goals in seeking out this internship?
3. What makes you a good candidate for this internship?
Due to the volume of applications received, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No mail submissions or phone calls please.

Democracy Now! is an equal-opportunity employer.

Application deadline February 6, 2017