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WNYC, NY Public Radio Brian Lehrer Show Internship, Summer 2021 (Remote) in New York City, New York

Brian Lehrer Show Internship, Summer 2021 (Remote)

InternshipsNew York City, New York



The Brian Lehrer Show is looking for self-starting interns to join our team while we continue to work remotely. Interns at NYPR are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities. The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in his/her area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general. The Brian Lehrer Show is WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning news/talk program, The show serves as a town square for New York and beyond, with newsmakers and agenda-setters, journalists, and listeners conversing at length on the local, national and international news and cultural and social trends of the day.

What your internship will entail:

  • Call-screening

  • Checking in with guests

  • Pitching ideas

  • Providing research assistance

  • Website content maintenance

  • Social media outreach

  • Performing various menial tasks that are essential to the daily running of the office


  • Some journalism and office experience is preferred, but not required.

  • Applicants should be highly motivated self-starters who can work in an environment of live news radio.

  • Applicants should be aware of news and political affairs in New York and beyond.

  • Website production skills are a welcome addition; please note them in your cover letter.

Send us a resume and cover letter. We also ask that you answer the following questions (in your cover letter or as a separate attachment):

  • Describe two of your favorite BLS segments, and why you liked them. (Previous shows are archived on the website.)

  • Describe a subject area or neighborhood that you think doesn’t get enough coverage on the show.

  • Suggest two story ideas for the BLS, from this week’s news. (One short paragraph each) Feel free to suggest a guest or guests.

  • What other shows do you listen to / websites do you visit regularly?

Applications for our summer remote internship program will close at 11:59 pm ET on March 19, 2021.Eligibility:

Any student (undergraduate or graduate) or person who has graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship period to which they are applying.

Additional InformationThis role is a paid internship with eligibility for college credit. The internship will commence at the beginning of June and run through mid-August and interns are expected to work 35 hours per week. The exact schedule and hours will be determined with the finalist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this internship will operate in a fully remote capacity. In order to be eligible, you must be authorized to work in the United States and must be working from one of the following locations while working for NYPR: CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NM, NY, PA, WI, Washington DC.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

Equal Opportunity:

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.