VOA is the largest U.S. International broadcaster, reaching over 275 million people weekly on radio, television and web in nearly 50 languages. We engage with our audiences on social media including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to share content and to interact with them. At VOA, we work with colleges and universities to provide students the opportunity to apply coursework learned in the classroom, with practice in the workplace. Students work on teams that relate to their majors and career goals and our Internship Program accepts students for Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters.
We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a college or university program--especially students majoring in Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications, International Relations or Government. We welcome students with interests and capabilities in audio, video, web, mobile, social media, graphics, library sciences and engineering. We are also interested in students with excellent writing, research and communications skills. Do you speak other languages besides English? Since we broadcast in almost 50 languages, we welcome your help in our Language Services on programming, too!
VOA interns who work with our Language Services, Specials or Documentary Unit, Newsroom or Media Lab have the opportunity to research and produce daily video programming and social media feeds. You may get a chance to be in front of the camera or operate one of our Facebook Live studies or even create graphics for a broadcast.
Students working in Broadcast Operations or our Asset Media Branch are behind-the-scenes experts utilizing the library sciences or engineering skills. Students with the Learning English team use their education training and writing skills. Depending on the assignment, duties can include: research; writing; editing video; posting social media; logging; transcription or organizing footage. We also have opportunities working with senior management teams, as well as other support offices. Duties in those offices vary, but involve research, writing and special projects for management.