Podcasting, Radio, and Research Intern
Heritage Radio Network is a grassroots, action-oriented non-profit Internet radio station focused on creating a food world that is more sustainable, equitable and delicious. Our network boasts 35+ entertaining and informative weekly food-focused programs, and a division of writers who produce stories on topics including Advocacy & Food Policy, Agriculture, Hospitality, Science & Tech, Beverage, and more.
Working at HRN means making a serious commitment to improving the food system and helping to create an exceptional workplace. We are a passionate group of hard workers. Our internship program is open to undergrads, grad students, and post-grads. All internships are part-time. While our most popular internship focuses on radio and research, we also offer positions in the areas of editorial, development, social media, and audio engineering.
HRN internships last for six months and we ask our interns to work 15-20 hours per week (2 days each week; Wednesdays strongly preferred, plus a second day of your choice). Positions are unpaid, but can be applied towards school credit. Hands-on production experience is at the core of our internships and interns leave with a published portfolio of work that has gone through a rigorous reporting and editing process. Interns at HRN have the opportunity to engage with a community of journalists, food producers, chefs and leaders.
Who are we looking for?
Working at HRN means making a serious commitment to improving the food system and helping to create an exceptional workplace. We are a passionate group of hard workers. While prior experience isn't required, an interest in media, nonprofits, food, and/or agriculture is a huge plus. We're looking for self-starters who are able to set priorities and work independently, but can also collaborate and work as a team. If you're adaptable and comfortable with the evolving demands of a small organization, you'll fit in at HRN!
What do interns do at HRN?
Our interns are an integral part of our team. No matter which position you're in, you'll assist with writing, audio production, promotion, fundraising, event planning and more. You'll also have ample opportunity to build a portfolio of polished audio pieces for HRN's flagship news and storytelling podcast, Meat and Three. Some of your time may be spent outside of HRN HQ reporting stories, and we work with our interns to be flexible with scheduling and remote work as needed. Check out some of our interns' past work here, here, and here.
Can I do this internship remotely?
Yes. COVID-19 led HRN to temporarily shift to 100% remote operations, which includes our Fall 2020 Interns.
HOW TO APPLY
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, cover letter, and audio or writing sample. Let us know if there is a specific role you're interested in (see below).
AREAS OF INTEREST
We’re a small team, so everybody helps out with various administrative duties in addition to content production. Your role at HRN will largely depend on your strengths, initiative, and what needs to be done on any given week.
Research & Radio Report, write, and edit stories for Meat and Three, HRN's flagship podcast, while building a stellar audio portfolio. There is also opportunity to focus on other HRN programming including Beer Sessions Radio, The Feedfeed, Time For Lunch, and more! Help us increase listenership, boost public awareness, and enhance engagement with our 34+ weekly shows and daily news coverage. You will curate existing HRN content through audio and web features, research and assist with planning interviews, and produce audio and editorial content about network activities and partners.
Editorial Take a creative approach to writing, content management and promotion through editorial features, including the HRN Hall of Fame. You’ll plan and produce editorial content about network activities and partners and write original content for the HRN blog.
Development Work closely with HRN's Program Manager to grow individual membership, business sponsorship, underwriting support, and grant funding. Support our fundraising events, including our Annual Gala.
Social Media Help HRN reach new audiences through social media platforms, including – but not limited to – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you you love writing snappy copy and designing eye-catching graphics, this is the position for you!
Audio Engineering Record, assemble, and mix episodes of various HRN shows. Engineering interns have also helped new shows in their development process, and worked on scoring and sound design for Meat and Three.