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NPR Editorial Training Team Instructional Video Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

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This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Washington, D.C. office, fully remote, and/or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. 

Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023

The NPR Training team supports high-quality journalism and storytelling at NPR and Member stations. Public media journalists are busier than ever — and their jobs keep evolving, especially during the pandemic. In this environment, it can be difficult to hone storytelling techniques, learn new tools, and find the space and guidance to experiment. The NPR Training Team exists to make all of that happen.

Instructional Video Intern for NPR Training
One of the team's core responsibilities is training NPR and public media journalists on audio production and digital storytelling tools. We want to add more instructional videos to our portfolio of training materials and resources, and need you to create creative, engaging training videos for NPR staff. This is an opportunity to create valuable material that will reach hundreds of journalists. 

  • The video intern's primary job will be to produce a series of instructional videos on production and publishing tools.
  • The intern may create other multimedia resources — gifs, motion graphics and more — to be used on and in team training materials.
  • Learning from/working with other NPR video teams is also possible.

  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Washington, D.C., office, fully remote, and/or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the internship dates. 
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship. 

  • The video intern should have experience creating instructional videos, with examples of finished work. Bonus points if you’ve done motion graphics and social video.
  • The NPR Training team is a collaborative unit, and our interns are expected to weigh in on the team’s work and contribute their own ideas. You should be a team player, an organized self-starter used to juggling multiple projects, and excited to experiment with new material.
  • Even though this is a visual position, you need strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Finally, you should be passionate about public media and the opportunity to help its journalists elevate their craft.

  • Monday – Friday. 40 hours per week, though we have flexibility if the intern is a current student.

Applications close on July 17th at 11:59pm ET.

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume, answers to the questions below, and portfolio to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States. 
Instead of a cover letter, please answer the following questions in no more than 250 words each.
  • Why do you want this job? Be specific.
  • Tell us about a video project you're proud of.
  • What is your favorite part of making videos?
  • What do you think is most important in an instructional video?
  • Why should we hire YOU? Please give concrete examples that illustrate why you're a uniquely qualified candidate.
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