Interning + Volunteering at 360
Studio 360 is looking for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills, to participate in the program as interns and volunteers.
We accept interns who are current students (undergraduate or graduate), or who have graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship.
Studio 360’s internship is a hands-on experience. Interns and volunteers sit in on editorial meetings, gather research, pitch ideas, collect materials for the website, and learn a variety of tasks involved in producing a weekly program. Over the course of the term, interns and volunteers gain fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will assist staff mentors with producing segments for the show.
We accept applications during the following submission periods only:
Occasionally, we have to shift our dates — so please check this website before applying.
Submissions accepted: February 9-March 24
Start date: June 5, 2017
Submissions accepted: June 10-July 14
Start date: late August / early September
Submissions accepted: September 30-November 11
Start date: early January
Learn more about the internship and how to apply at NYPR's Internship Portal.
Studio 360 also welcomes listeners who are out of school, who love the show and would like to observe its production and offer their skills, to apply to volunteer. Volunteers may be invited to sit in on production and editorial meetings, interview tapings, and editing sessions where they can pitch segment ideas. They may support the ongoing operation of the show in the office, the studio, or both. Depending on their experience and skill set, they may also wish to assist in specific production elements — gathering research for interviews, completing rough mixes of segments or promos, etc.
While most of the making of Studio 360 happens on-site at WNYC, volunteers may be able to contribute to the show while working at home or remotely.
Volunteers are unpaid. We ask that they participate for the equivalent of at least two days a week for at least 8 weeks — scheduling is subject to the approval of Studio 360’s Executive Producer. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
There are no specific criteria except a passion for the arts and popular culture, and a fascination with the creative use of media. Study or experience in journalism and/or radio production is valuable, but not required. Past volunteers have come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries — from television to academia. In short, we are looking for listeners who are avid cultural consumers, and podcast fans.
How to Apply
Send us a resume and letter explaining why you would like to volunteer at Studio 360 and what you hope to gain from your experience. Tell us about your culture diet — favorite magazines, books, TV shows, trends you’re following, movies, music, etc. Briefly describe any relevant journalism, broadcasting, or other media skills; familiarity with office and editing software; and your research experience.
We also ask that you specifically address the following:
1. Describe two of your favorite Studio 360 segments and why you liked them.
2. Describe one or two segments or shows that you think were less successful. What would you have done to make them stronger?
3. Suggest two story ideas (one paragraph each) for Studio 360. These can be pitches for simple "host-interviews-guest" segments, or for longer reported pieces with multiple voices. In addition to describing the idea itself, you should also include ideas for voices in the piece/interview.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Studio 360 volunteer application.”
Questions about the program can be sent to email@example.com with the subject heading "Studio 360 intern/volunteer question."