Studio 360 intern/volunteer

Posted On: July 7, 2016

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: New York Public Radio

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Studio 360 is the Peabody Award-winning show and podcast about creativity, pop culture, the arts and ideas hosted by novelist and journalist (and “Spy” magazine co-founder) Kurt Andersen. Produced by PRI and WNYC.

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 a 21-hour commitment. 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

How to Apply

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 Jenny Lawton ( 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.

Deadline for Fall 2016 internship: July 11, 2016.