Studio 360 intern/volunteer

Posted On: March 10, 2016

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Studio 360 (PRI & WNYC)

Company Description

About Studio 360
Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen is public radio’s smart, fun, and provocative window on pop culture and the arts. Learn more about your favorite performer or artist, and discover new favorites. Listen to surprising conversations, performances, and stories from across the spectrum of art and culture.

About WNYC
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the BBC World Service, as well as a wide range of award-winning local programming.

About PRI
Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to affect positive change in people’s lives. We create a more informed, empathetic and connected world by sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, connecting people and cultures, and creating opportunities to help people take informed action on stories that inspire them. Its mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world. Founded in 1983, PRI audio, text and visual content is currently consumed by almost 19 million people each month.

Job Description

The Peabody Award-winning "Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen," from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts.

Studio 360 is looking for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills, to participate in our program as interns and volunteers.

We accept Interns who are current students (undergraduate or graduate), or who have graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship.

We also welcome Volunteers, no longer in school, who want to explore radio and multimedia production.

Terms last about four months and require at least a 21-hour commitment (full-time interns and volunteers are preferred).

The internship takes place at New York Public Radio in Lower Manhattan. There is a $12 stipend per day. Terms coincide with the academic calendar: roughly September-December, January-April, and May-August.

To Apply

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.

If you are applying as an Intern: Please submit your application via WNYC's careers site:

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 intern/volunteer question."

Deadline: For summer 2016, completed applications are due by March 20.