Research intern

Posted On: April 6, 2016

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Helen Whitney Productions

Company Description

A producer of prize-winning network films, over the last thirty years, Helen Whitney has aired a variety of documentary features and series with networks such as HBO, PBS, and ABC, in which she explores the great issues and prevailing passions of our times. This new project addresses the enduring unanswered questions that arise as we grapple with our own impermanence.

Job Description

Helen Whitney Productions has an opening for a summer research intern. This is a great opportunity to contribute to research and reporting on a documentary by an acclaimed PBS filmmaker. Fourth-year and graduate-level journalism students are encouraged to apply.

The film is provisionally entitled Confronting Mortality and addresses the myriad ways we think about “going into the night,” as Boswell said. As post-production is in full swing, the intern will work closely with the director but also be encouraged to take initiative. The ideal candidate will be ambitious about developing story ideas, tracking down leads and pre-interviewing potential interview subjects, and thinking outside the Google search box.

The intern will work in our Washington Square office a minimum of 15 hours per week. We have an available workstation on Tuesdays and Thursdays before 3pm and Fridays anytime.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Research Internship." A writing sample and references may be requested.