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NewsHub/Graphics Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023
INTERN WILL LEARN AND BE EXPOSED TO: Are you passionate about creative digital storytelling and emerging platforms? Do you want to work on self-directed story ideas?
For half of the internship, you will be part of the NewsHub team, where you will pitch, report and write stories for NPR’s website and learn what it takes to make those stories go big across digital platforms. For the other half of the internship, you will be embedded with the News Apps/Graphics team, focusing on graphics, data visualization and visual storytelling.
Our journalists work fast and work smart to cover the news and find the best ways to get those stories to our audience. 
This position could be a good fit for someone experienced with graphics and data analysis who wants to improve their reporting skills, or for a reporter with some graphics experience who wants to build stronger graphics/coding chops.
A digital portfolio is required for consideration. If possible, also include a link to your GitHub profile. (If sharing via GitHub is not an option for you, please provide us another way to evaluate your technical and problem-solving skills. This might entail sharing a side project, writing up how you approached a project, or submitting a code sample in a different form.) Please include links in your resume or cover letter.
Learn more about our expectations and process:
  • Pitch and write breaking news and original news features on a wide array of topics, guided by a team of experienced editors. Look for opportunities to tell stories and explain concepts in visual ways, such as involving graphics and data.
  • Work on information graphics and data visualizations, in close collaboration with reporters, editors and creative technologists 
  • Research and analyze data sources for reporting
  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Washington, D.C., office, fully remote, or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the internship dates. 
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship. 
  • Good news judgment and an eye for interesting stories
  • A demonstrated record of strong writing and storytelling
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately on deadline
  • Previous graphics-making experience
  • Comfort with spreadsheets and data
  • Experience with front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, D3)
  • Data analysis and back-end programming (Python or similar) skills a plus
  • 40 hours per week, around the intern’s schedule. May include some weekend or evening shifts. 
Applications close on Sunday, July 17th at 11:59 pm ET. 
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume, cover letter and digital portfolio to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States. 
NPR mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.
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