Gothamist Internship, Fall 2020 (Remote)

Internships New York City, New York


Interns at NYPR are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities.  Gothamist is a news and culture website about New York City that's been in online publication since 2003 and is a separate site under the NYPR umbrella now. 

We're looking for an enthusiastic part-time intern to join our team to work a 15-hour week this spring. Responsibilities vary widely, but we do require people to be available in person at least two full days out of the week. Bloggers, journalism students, photographers, autodidacts, and anyone with a passion for NYC and an interest in writing about it are encouraged to apply.

What your internship will entail:

  • Gothamist editorial interns work closely with our editorial team, which is made up of several full-time editors who cover New York City news, arts/entertainment and food.
  • During the pandemic, daily work is conducted remotely and consists of editorial support—logging press conferences, research, fact checking, proofreading, transcriptions—and reporting—covering virtual Community Board meetings, press conferences, and interviews.
  • Assistance with social media is also welcome.
  • Depending on the intern’s level of experience, writing assignments/bylines are offered on a case-by-case basis.


  • We're seeking interns ideally in their junior or senior years, or students who have recently matriculated. We don't require students enrolled in a journalism/media studies program, though preference is often given to students who are looking to make a career in media upon graduation.

To apply:

We ask that all applicants submit both a resume and any relevant writing clips, either from publication in a campus (or local) newspaper or, in some cases, material written for a class. If the latter, please keep the clips brief. 


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 he/she is applying. Because this is a paid internship, interns must be 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. 

Interns are eligible to receive college credit.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy. 

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.