Want a crash course in political journalism? Apply now for our spring 2021 reporting internship.
As an intern at WPLN News, you will get hands-on, intensive experience producing stories for an award-winning newsroom. You’ll learn how to cover daily news, gather sound like a pro and write stories for the radio and web. This spring, our intern will be working primarily from the state capitol with WPLN’s political reporter, Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, as he covers the Tennessee legislative session and produces a weekly politics podcast called The Tri-Star State.
We look for applicants who work hard and are curious about the world around them. We want people who thrive on deadlines, appreciate frequent feedback, and enjoy asking questions that dig below the surface. Excellent writing skills are a must. We give preference to applicants who are already based in Nashville and have some prior reporting or audio storytelling experience, but we will make exceptions for the right candidate.
We ask that interns commit at least two full days a week to the program, and we pay a stipend of $1,500 for the semester.
Please send a) a cover letter explaining what you hope to gain from this internship, b) a resume, c) three to four writing or audio samples to [email protected]. The deadline to apply for our Spring 2021 internship is Wednesday, Dec. 16.