Research and editorial Intern, Podcast and Conversation Series.

Editorial Intern, Research Intern
New York
Posted 3 years ago

To interpret the world, is to change it

At Polis Project, we are experimenting, learning, and inventing new ways of presenting facts, research and analysis to a wider audience. We are figuring out how best to take knowledge to the streets, and in that process creating an informed and engaged community of citizens isn’t easy and we are looking for students to work with us.

Dispatches is a literary journalism and conversation series with writers, scholars, researchers and artists.

For each episode, our guest will be asked to choose five pieces or items that have influenced their intellectual life and their work. These five items can be books, art, music, poetry, photographs, performance, a person, an event, or an experience. The choices then become the basis of a free-flowing conversation that discusses our guest’s life, their personal, political and intellectual journeys and histories. At the end of the programme, our current guest will nominate the person to be interviewed next in the series making this podcast an exercise in serendipity and an intellectual history of a new generation of writers/ scholars/ artists and activists.

You learn more about our Podcast series here

This is a chance to be part of and help incubate and produce experimental content.

The intern will be working on developing content — including developing pitches and producing. This is a great opportunity to try out a lot of different approaches—from producing podcasts to broadcast series to videos.

We are looking for a student researcher who can help us research and produce the show.

  • Experience recording and editing interviews for podcasts and video recordings.

  • Schedule and book interview sessions.

  • Transcribe interviews

  • Conduct research for on stories and long-term projects put together detailed research packets to help prepare for interviews.

  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to gain a general familiarity with our work.

  • Interns must work at least 10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week during the summer.

  • Our internships can be undertaken for academic credit, and this is highly encouraged. All interns work remotely and need to check-in via Skype for the weekly conference.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until candidates have been selected.To apply, please send an email with the subject line: “Internship Application – [LAST NAME].”

The email should include a résumé and a cover letter.In the cover letter please be sure to indicate the dates that you would be available. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and may be asked to provide additional information.

Contact: [email protected]

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