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NPR Internship 2022

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A learning experience like no other. The NPR internship program has a rich history, helping us discover nearly 17%* of our current staff including Ari ShapiroAudie CornishGuy Raz and many more.

*As of June 2020

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.


Qualified applicants must be current students (in an accredited degree program) or have graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship. We do not accept high school students.

Candidates don’t have to be backseat listeners, but we want folks who share our mission to create and reflect a more informed public.

For more details on unique requirements for individual internship positions (cover letter, writing sample, design portfolio for example), see the internship descriptions for more details.

Interns must be authorized to work in the United States


All interns are paid $15.20 an hour.

NPR does not offer transportation or housing assistance.

Application Procedure

Visit our Career Portal and read the complete description and requirements for each available position. Through the portal, you’ll be able to create a profile and upload a resume, cover letter, and writing samples (when appropriate).

You may apply for multiple internships. If you are uploading more than one cover letter, be sure to name each file for the corresponding internship title.

If you’d like to include references, log into your profile or “My Presence” and select “My references” at top right corner. You can then add information of reference.


NPR’s Summer 2022 Internship Program will be offered onsite, fully remote, or a hybrid of the two as determined by each individual team’s structure. See specific internship postings for more details.

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

Official Website: NPR Internship 2022



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