Careers At VPR
Internship with VPR News
VPR offers three-month internships three times a year to college students enrolled in B.A. programs who are interested in public radio news. Candidates should have a career interest in journalism and a demonstrated connection to Vermont. Students seeking college credit for production experience in a broadcast newsroom are encouraged to apply. The internship involves working on VPR's daily news magazine, Vermont Edition, and on daily newscasts. It is focused on researching news topics, pitching stories, learning basic audio production, and assisting in tasks that keep an active newsroom running smoothly.
Internships provide hands-on experience and as well as a great reward educationally, but VPR is unable to provide compensation for the internship.
One candidate may be selected for each three-month internship:
September-December: Application deadline is July 15, decision by August 1
February-April: Application deadline is December 31, decision by January 11
June-August: Application deadline is March 30, decision by April 10
The specific dates of the internship will be determined with the selected candidate. The number of hours worked per week will based on VPR’s need and the candidate’s credit requirements.
1. All application information and materials must be submitted in one email to email@example.com, subject line "Vermont Edition internship".
2. The body of the email should include biographical information (specified below) and answers to five questions (also below).
3. Applicants are invited to attach a resume or other supporting materials.
First and Last Name
College, Anticipated Graduation Year, Fields of Study
Please provide 1-2 sentence answers to these questions:
1. How much do you listen to public radio?
2. What are your two favorite public radio programs and what do you like about them?
Please provide maximum 100-word answers to the next three questions:
3. Why does public radio journalism interest you, and how might this internship fit into your future career?
4. The specific duties of this internship are flexible based on the experience and desires of the intern. What skills of radio journalism are you most interested in learning, and what skills do you already have that you want to develop?
5. A journalism intern must uphold high standards for accuracy and public trust. Additionally, a public radio internship requires creativity and enthusiasm for public dialogue about news events. Why you are the right fit for this position?
Again, to apply for this internship, please submit one email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line "Vermont Edition internship", that includes the biographical information requested and answers to these five questions. (Attaching a resume and other supporting materials is optional.)
VPR Job Application
Applicants must submit a completed VPR Job Application. Download the VPR Job Application at the bottom of this page.
Tips for downloading and completing the Application:
- Right-mouse-click on the download link and select "Save As..." from the menu. Save the Application into a folder you can easily find later, and call it vpr-application-jane-doe.pdf (or something similar).
- Find and open the vpr-application-jane-doe.pdf file. Most computers can open PDFs. If yours doesn't, you can download Adobe Reader for free here.
- Complete the form electronically, do not print it out. All the fields are editable.
- Save your work, often.
- Close the PDF when you're done.
- Open the PDF again and review it. It's just a good idea.
- Attach your completed VPR Job Application, the file vpr-application-jane-doe.pdf, to your email when you reply.
Vermont Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer
VPR provides employment opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding career opportunities at VPR and we seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. If your organization distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers, or refers job seekers to employers and would like to receive job vacancy notices from VPR, please contact us at 800-639-2192.
Or you may write to us at:
Vermont Public Radio
365 Troy Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446