Public Radio Intern: The Sound of Young America
July 13, 2007 10:28 AM

About The Sound of Young America &

The Sound of Young America is a public radio show about things that are awesome, distributed by Public Radio International. Past guests on the show have included Terry Gilliam, Bob Odenkirk & David Cross, The Flaming Lips, Built to Spill, Chuck D, Killer Mike, Devin the Dude, They Might Be Giants, Patton Oswalt, Elmore Leonard, the creators of the television series Veronica Mars, Stella and Battlestar Galactica and others. also produces a number of succesful podcasts, including the podcast of The Sound of Young America, the talk show Jordan, Jesse GO!, and the comedy series Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters and The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast. Also, we blog.

We're looking for a student with an active interest in the arts & culture, including "indie" popular music, books, television, film, comedy and so on.


The Sound of Young America is happy to capitalize on the vast potential of our nation's young people -- specifically, the vast potential of them to work for us for free. To further that end, we offer a comprehensive internship program, welcoming a student each academic semester to slave and study at our feet. (Not literally, you will get your own desk.)

Students must commit to 24 hours per week in the summer, and 20 hours per week in the winter or spring, working in our office in Los Angeles' Koreatown. We prefer students who will receive academic credit for their work. (This work incentive is our best legal substitute for our preferred arrangement, indentured servitude.) Interns should expect to work actively and directly in the production of The Sound of Young America, as well as the rest of our media empire.

Dates & Deadlines

We offer three internship periods, each approximately 3 months in length. The Fall period runs roughly from September through December, the Winter/Spring period from January through May, and the Summer period from June through August. We can make some provision for varying academic schedules as neccessary.

The Application Deadline for the fall period is August 3rd. For the Spring/Winter period it is November 15th. For the summer period it is February 15th. Decisions will be made within four weeks.


Please provide a resume, along with two references, as well as a cover letter not longer than 500 words describing why you are interested in the position. Please also (briefly) list any experience you may have in radio, film/tv/internet broadcasting, or other journalism, as well as what skills you have with a computer and whether you have any experience editing video or audio.

Please submit this information in Microsoft Word format AND in the body of an email to:

payscale: Unpaid
job type: internship
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