WQXR Internship, Summer 2021 (Remote)

Internships New York City, New York


WQXR is looking for a self-starting intern to join our team while we continue to work remotely during the summer session.

As New York’s only classical music station, WQXR is an important fixture of the city’s cultural landscape. The station broadcasts classical music over the air and online to more than one million listeners each month, offering additional streams for contemporary classical, opera and American standards. We also produce podcasts, including Aria Code, and offer live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera and more.

Interns at WQXR enjoy a robust, hands-on program that provides meaningful work experience. They will rotate through all WQXR departments including on-air programming and digital and on-demand content. Some of the skills they will acquire include writing and editorial experience, CMS and web content publishing, social media coordination, music programming in supporting our team with track selection and database management, and the potential for assisting with basic audio and video editing.

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 at the beginning of June and run through mid-August and interns are expected to work 35 hours per week. The 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 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.

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.