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NPR Offers Two Spring 2012 Internship Opportunities

The science and health desk at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. is seeking summer 2012 interns (paid at $10/hour, 40 hours/week) for the following two positions.

EDITORIAL:
The Science Desk supplies Morning Edition, All Things Considered, the weekend shows and Newscast with stories about health, science, and environmental issues. The intern will assist the reporters, editors and producers with day-to-day tasks on the Science Desk. Duties will include routine administrative tasks, scheduling interviews and studios and may also include researching stories, getting archival tape, attending editorial meetings, and other work as needed. Knowledge of NPR programming is preferred, and demonstrated interest in news and science is essential. Assists with writing, researching and updating science and health news and feature coverage on NPR.org. Experience preferred in writing copy for news and feature stories, and photo editing with Photoshop. Must have excellent writing, researching and editing skills, and ability to work quickly, accurately and under deadline. Flexibility and creativity a plus.

MUTLIMEDIA:
The Science Desk supplies Morning Edition, All Things Considered, the weekend shows and Newscast with stories about health, science, and environmental issues. In addition to assisting with day-to-day tasks on the Science Desk (see Science Desk Internship listing), this intern assists with editing photos and video for science and health coverage on NPR.org. Works with the news desk and digital news team to assist with visual story development, including editing of staff and freelance photos, preparation of photos for the website, building of photo and audio galleries, and editing video for the web. Experience needed in Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. Must have excellent writing and researching skills, and ability to work quickly, accurately and under deadline. Flexibility and creativity needed. An interest in science is encouraged. Still and video shooting skills a plus, although this is primarily an editing internship. Please send a list of links or a CD/DVD of photo, video, and/or multimedia projects (required).

For more information or to apply, click here. Apply by Nov. 15, 2011.