Nature Internship

Posted On: February 11, 2013

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: WNET New York Public Media

Company Description

Public Television Station

Job Description

Applications are now being accepted for NATURE’s spring 2013 internship program. This internship is non-paid (academic credit optional ) and available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Project Description

NATURE is an Emmy award-winning weekly natural history and wildlife documentary series airing on PBS (

Description of Duties

NATURE seeks highly-motivated interns who will provide writing/research, production and administrative support to the production team in the areas of website content and post-production. Responsibilities will include the following: screening films and writing for podcast/website; research into mainly natural history and environmental subjects; fact-checking; assisting the producers during editing, audio mixing, voice-over recording sessions and some local NYC shoots; reviewing and time-coding transcripts; on and off-site pick-up/delivery of production materials (for dubbing, format conversion, transcription, etc.); document digitizing; tape library archiving; arranging travel and expense reports; etc.

The intern will be required to work 12-20 hours per week.

Preferred Dates for Spring 2013: Present through May 10.

Start and end dates are flexible.

Student Accountability

The intern will report to a broadcast associate producer and a web producer and will be expected to work with other team members, from a senior producer to the executive producer, to complete assigned tasks.

Educational Requirements/Special Skills

Students with a strong, proven interest in natural history and/or television and the ability to work in a multi-tasking environment which requires accuracy, organization, research and strong writing skills. Experience with Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, basic HTML, social media, and/or content management systems (CMS) is a plus.

Opportunity Profile

In addition to gaining the experience of working in a fast-paced television production environment, in which the intern will strengthen his/her planning, organization, research, and team-building skills, he/she will work with experienced producers, contribute to the production of a national television program, and have the opportunity to gain exposure to other departments related to production – publicity, on-air promotions and the web. Intern writers will receive a web production credit on the NATURE website.

To Apply

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample (1-2 pages, no term papers) along with proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program to the Internship Coordinator at: with subject heading: NATURE INTERNSHIP


Internship Coordinator
825 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019-7435

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