From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. Find out how you can contribute your diverse talents to gain invaluable experience at the heart of a thriving multimedia organization.

Interns at NPR play a vital role in NPR’s daily operations in almost every division of the organization — from NPR News and Music, to Communications and Engineering.

Interns are also offered training and networking opportunities; and here’s the best part — you don’t have to be an intern to start learning. You can access NPR Training’s free website today.

Come join us on our mission to create a more informed public and help NPR do the kind of journalism that embraces the rich diversity of the country whether it’s researching NPR’s sources for our newsroom, assisting with audio production, editing web pages, conducting research for shows, pitching ideas, engaging with our social media channels, designing and developing embedded graphics for our digital platforms, or coding survey data.

The point is that there is a place for you. Every department at NPR contributes to our stories and we want you to bring your unique perspective and skill sets as you learn and grow as an NPR intern. For behind the scenes details on what it’s like to be an intern at NPR check out our NPR Interns Instagram. Want even more NPR? Follow the stories behind the stories on our NPR Extra blog.

Internship Details


NPR’s Winter/Spring 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote. Internships are open to applicants who will be working remotely within the United States.

All internships require reliable internet.

Many Member Stations offer internships of their own: check your local station’s website for details.

Pay and Academic Credit:

Interns are expected to work full time (40 hours per week).

All interns are paid $15 an hour.

NPR does not offer transportation or housing assistance.

Learn more and apply at

DEADLINE: November 2, 2020 

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