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Internship: Newscast Intern (July 2021-Dec 2021)

Deadline to apply for KQED Internships is May 31, 2021. If you are applying to multiple KQED internships, please state this along with the Internship titles in your cover letter.

Newscast interns learn the skills to become general assignment reporters. They are sent into the field to cover local news stories and get to interview community members, elected officials and experts on the major Bay Area developments of the day. They learn how to write concise and important stories for a large audience, handle daily deadlines and pitch ideas that can turn into strong pieces of newscast content. We are looking for a diverse set of candidates from around the region for this position.

This is a paid internship, working 16 hours per week from July 19, 2021 through December 30, 2021.

Essential Functions: Newscast interns are assigned several stories a day. These include voiced reports known as spots and shorter stories known as cuts and scripts that our hosts read on the air. As they learn more and become comfortable with our workflow and format, we hope interns eventually produce slightly longer radio stories and gain some digital reporting skills as well.

Other Job Functions: Our priority is for interns to develop active and concise news writing skills, create strong story pitches and the ability to collaborate in a newsroom setting even it’s done remotely.

Knowledge/Experience Required: A desire to be a reporter, to tell local stories that affect the Bay Area and to learn journalism. However, you do not need any journalism experience to apply.

Growth & Development Opportunities:  We hope the internship prepares candidates to eventually work in a journalism profession and to learn more about the Bay Area. 


The mission that drives us: 

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.    Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential. 

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community‐supported alternative to commercial media.   We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st‐ century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration‐ exposing them to new people, places and ideas. 

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.


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