The Takeaway, Summer 2021 (Remote)

Internships New York City, New York


The Takeaway Intern Job Description

Interns at NYPR are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities.  The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in their area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general.  

The Takeaway is a fast-paced daily news program seeking a highly motivated intern. This internship will teach you the core skills necessary to be a producer in this business – from booking guests to writing scripts and producing segments for broadcast. This intern will be part of an award-winning team that believes in speaking truth to power and loves to feed curious minds. 

You will be working with the production team and will be an integral part of our daily news operation. Interns are encouraged to pitch ideas and bring all their energy to the editorial table. You will get the chance to produce longer-term series and be a part of special coverage. You should have a thirst for local, national, and regional politics and current affairs and your cultural radar should be finely tuned.

What your internship will entail:

  • To help produce on-air and online air stories.
  • To help manages the needs of producers and editors.
  • An ability to work with WNYC, PRI, and other partners of The Takeaway
  • Editing audio for the web
  • Writing articles for and other Takeaway digital partners
  • Creating web-only imagery like infographics 


  • Good writing, good ideas, and some reporting + broadcast skills.
  • Ability to research, report, and tell many kinds of stories.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency and work well with all staff from producers and editors based at WNYC.
  • A thirst for local, national, and regional politics and current affairs and your cultural radar should be finely tuned.

Please submit a cover letter and resume. New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

Applications for our summer remote internship program will close at 11:59 pm ET on March 19, 2021.


Any student (undergraduate or graduate) or person who has graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship period to which they are applying. 

Additional Information

This role is a paid internship with eligibility for college credit. The internship will commence the beginning of June and run through mid-August and interns are expected to work 35 hours per week. Exact schedule and hours will be determined with the finalist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this internship will operate in a fully remote capacity. In order to be eligible you must authorized to work in the United States and must be working from one of the following locations while working for NYPR:  CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NM, NY, PA, WI, Washington DC.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

Equal Opportunity:

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.