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Science Friday is a weekly radio show and website about all things science. The show, hosted by Ira Flatow, broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide, covering everything from epigenetics to the physiology of laughter. We continue the conversation on our website, with reported articles and videos.
 
Science Friday offers both radio production internships and web internships. Descriptions follow.
 
Contacts
Radio internship: Christopher Intagliata, Senior Producer (christopher@sciencefriday.com)
Web internship: Julie Leibach, Managing Editor, Online (jleibach@sciencefriday.com)
 
RADIO PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP
Each week, staff members from Science Friday’s radio production team interview scientists from around the world about their groundbreaking and news-making achievements. SciFri producers choose show topics, pre-interview and book guests, write on-air copy and questions, and arrange the technical details of the show.
 
Science Friday radio interns assist with research and pitch story ideas for upcoming shows. Interns also have the opportunity to do segment-related research, sit in on pre-interviews (and eventually conduct them), book short segments, and write on-air copy and questions.
 
Radio production interns must be available to work full days on Monday and Friday in Science Friday’s midtown Manhattan offices, as well as one or two additional days per week. Interns with production commitments for the Friday show must also be easily reachable by email/cell even when off-site.
 
This current internship opportunity will last 12 weeks, during which the intern will receive a stipend of $1,800. Start date is flexible—either late May or early June. This is a New York City-based position (in other words, the intern must be present in the office for the duration of the internship). . 
 
The ideal candidate will have journalism experience, radio or podcast production experience, and an interest in science. Preferred skills: proficiency at audio editing/mixing, field production experience.
 
Please email a cover letter, resume, 3-5 links to audio and/or writing clips, and a story pitch for something you’d like to hear on SciFri to Christopher Intagliata (christopher@sciencefriday.com), subject line: “SciFri radio internship.” We are not currently seeking interns for the radio internship.

 
WEB INTERNSHIP
Interns spend most of their time pitching story ideas, writing for the website, and fact checking articles. They also attend editorial meetings, during which they have the opportunity to suggest ideas for the radio show and learn about show production. Other responsibilities might include using a customized content management system (CMS) to update certain features on ScienceFriday.com on a weekly basis and assisting with social media.
 
Web interns are expected to work at least three days a week for 12 weeks and will receive a stipend of $1,800. Start date is flexible—either late May or early June. This is a New York City-based position (in other words, the intern must be present in the office for the duration of the internship). 
 
The ideal candidate will have some journalism experience and palpable enthusiasm for science.
 
Please email (no hard copies) a cover letter, resume, and three clips to to Julie Leibach (jleibach@sciencefriday.com), using the subject line: “Summer web internship.” (PDFs or Word docs are fine.) The deadline for summer web internship applications is Friday, March 6, 2015.
 
The Science Friday Initiative is firmly committed to seeking qualified candidates for all job and internship openings and offers equal employment opportunity to all persons.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or in any other way prohibited by state and federal law.

 

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