Studio 360 Internship Guidelines
Studio 360 is looking for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills, to participate in the program as interns and volunteers.
We accept Interns who are currently enrolled in school. We also welcome Volunteers, no longer in school, who want to develop skills in radio or multimedia production.
Interns and volunteers assist in all aspects of producing Studio 360. They sit in on editorial meetings, gather research, pitch ideas, collect materials for the website, and perform various tasks involved in running the office. Over the course of the term, interns and volunteers learn fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will work with staff mentors on producing segments for the show.
There are no specific criteria except a passion for the arts and popular culture, and a fascination with creative radio. Study or experience in journalism and/or radio production are valuable, but not required. Past interns and volunteers have come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including professionals from other fields making career changes. In short, we are looking for applicants who are motivated, avid cultural consumers, and who are excited to learn.
All interns and volunteers must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Internship terms last about four months and require at least a 21-hour-per-week commitment for interns (full-time interns are preferred); volunteers are asked to participate for as many hours as they are able. The internship takes place at WNYC in Lower Manhattan. There is a $12 stipend per day. Terms coincide with the academic calendar: roughly September-December, January-April, and May-August.
How to Apply
Send us a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to help produce Studio 360. 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, we invite you to submit samples of your work, including writing or audio samples. Audio samples must be streamed off of a website — please do not send audio files via e-mail.
Please note: our application deadlines recently changed.
We accept applications during the following submission periods only:
Submissions accepted: June 24-July 15
Notification: August 5
Start date: late August / early September
Submissions accepted: September 23-October 14
Notification: November 4
Start date: early January
Submissions accepted: March 1-22
April 12 UPDATE: April 19
Start date: mid-May
If you are applying as an Intern: Please submit your application via the listing on WNYC's jobs site:
[We'll post a link here during submission periods. Fall applications will be accepted starting June 24.]
If you are applying as a Volunteer: Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Studio 360 volunteer application.” (You do not need to send a copy of your materials elsewhere.)
Questions about the application and/or the position can be e-mailed to email@example.com with the subject heading "Studio 360 internship."