Studio 360 intern/volunteer

Posted On: October 13, 2015

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Studio 360 (PRI, WNYC)

Company Description

Studio 360 is Public Radio International’s two-time Peabody Award-winning public radio show about pop culture, creativity, and the arts, hosted by journalist and novelist Kurt Andersen and co-produced by WNYC and PRI. We broadcast weekly on 160 stations across the country and abroad.

Job Description

Studio 360 is looking for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills, to participate in the program as interns and volunteers. We accept Interns who are currently enrolled in school or have graduated no more than 12 months before the start of the internship (January). We also welcome Volunteers, no longer in school, who want to explore radio and multimedia production.


Studio 360’s internship is a hands-on experience. Interns and volunteers sit in on editorial meetings, gather research, pitch ideas, collect materials for the website, and learn a variety of tasks involved in producing a weekly program. Over the course of the term, interns and volunteers gain fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will assist staff mentors with producing segments for the show.

Terms last about four months and require at least a 21-hour commitment for interns (full-time interns are preferred); volunteers are asked to participate for as many hours as they are able. The internship takes place at WNYC in Lower Manhattan. There is a $12 stipend per day.

The deadline for the spring term is October 25, 2015.

For more information, please see our internships page:

To Apply

If you are applying as an intern: Please submit your application via WNYC's careers site ( — scroll down to the "Studio 360 Internship - Spring 2016" link.

If you are applying as a volunteer: Please submit your application to with the subject line “Studio 360 volunteer application.”

Questions about the application and/or the position can be sent to with the subject heading "Studio 360 internship."

For all applicants:

Send us a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to intern or volunteer at Studio 360 and what you hope to gain from your experience. Tell us about your culture diet — favorite magazines, books, TV shows, trends you’re following, movies, music, etc. Briefly describe any relevant journalism, broadcasting, or other media skills; familiarity with office software; and your research experience.

We also ask that you specifically address the following:

1. Describe two of your favorite Studio 360 segments and why you liked them.

2. Describe one or two segments or shows that you think were less successful. What would you have done to make them stronger?

3. Suggest two story ideas (one paragraph each) for Studio 360. These can be pitches for simple "host-interviews-guest" segments, or for longer reported pieces with multiple voices. In addition to describing the idea itself, you should also include ideas for voices in the piece/interview.

Although it is not required, you are welcome to submit samples of your work, including writing or audio samples. Audio samples must be posted online for streaming.