Be our design/dev intern for fall 2019!

Are you data-curious, internet savvy, and interested in journalism? Do you design or write code? We are looking for you.

We’ve had journalists who are learning to code, programmers who are learning about journalism, designers who love data graphics and reporters who love data.

Does this sound like you? Apply to join our team! It isn’t always easy, but it is very rewarding. You’ll learn a ton and you’ll have a lot of fun.

Our paid internship runs from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are due Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. ET.

Here are a few projects our recent interns have worked on:

China Unbound: What An Emboldened China Means For The World Vanessa Qian
(Summer 2018)
The Business Of Being Cardi B Jasmine Mithani
(Spring 2018)
The Pigeon Racers Of Indonesia Matthew Zhang
(Fall 2017)
Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners Leanne Abraham
(Summer 2017)
Find Out What New Viruses Are Emerging In Your Backyard Eunice Esomonu
(Spring 2017)
NPR's Book Concierge 2016 Clinton King
(Fall 2016)
Semi-Automatic Weapons Without A Background Check Can Be Just A Click Away Brittany Mayes
(Summer 2016)

Who’s Eligible

To be eligible for an internship with NPR, you must be a student (undergraduate or graduate) or a person who has graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship period. You must also be authorized to work in the United States.

Here’s how to apply

Read about our expectations and selection process and then apply now! (The Fall 2019 application period has ended.)

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