Internship - The Sound of Young America
September 7, 2010 5:06 PM

The Sound of Young America, distributed by Public Radio International, is a weekly arts & entertainment interview public radio show and podcast about things that are are awesome.

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 or 20 hours per week in the winter or spring, working in our office in Los Angeles' Silverlake. We generally prefer students who will receive academic credit for their work, but invite any committed person to apply. (This work incentive is our best legal substitute for our preferred arrangement, indentured servitude.)

Internship Responsibilities

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. Duties generally involve editing audio and/or video, creating and posting content to our website and podcast feeds, corresponding with listeners and donors, helping to coordinate live shows and events, and providing assistance to our host/producer before and during interviews with actors, comedians, musicians, authors, and other pop culture figures. Interns are a key part of our small crew and also participate in strategy sessions and in researching and booking guests.

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 necessary.

Application deadlines are as follows:
Fall Internship - September 24th
Winter/Spring Internship - December 15th
Summer Internship - May 15th

Earlier applications are always appreciated. 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: Academic credit/unpaid
job type: internship
posted by YoungAmerican to TV/Film/Video/Radio

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