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Internship and Fellowship Opportunities: Democracy Now

WORK WITH DEMOCRACY NOW! – INTERNSHIPS

Internship Session Dates: July-December

Departments offered: Social Media, Education, Development, IT, Archives, Democracy Now! en Español

Application Deadline: May 15

Democracy Now! Internships are paid, 20 hour per week, temporary work placements to help students, people early in their careers and career changers to gain entry-level skills and experience in the fields of outreach, social media, education, fundraising, translation and archiving in a non-profit setting. All internships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily TV and radio news hour.

Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Interns maximize their educational experience. Where possible, Democracy Now! will provide assistance to Interns requesting academic or work-study credit.

The Internship program is offered in two sessions per year. Interns work with our Archive, Democracy Now! en Español, IT, Education, Outreach & Development and Social Media departments.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have completed a high school diploma, GED or equivalent and must have a valid US work authorization.

TO APPLY:
Review the Internship Descriptions below to choose which department you’d like to work with. Candidates may only apply for one internship.
Send a one-page resume, a cover letter and two work or academic references to the email address specified in the appropriate Internship Description below. In your cover letter, please address these questions:
1. How did you discover Democracy Now!?
2. What are your goals in seeking out this internship?
3. What makes you a good candidate for this internship?
Due to the volume of applications received, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No mail submissions or phone calls please.

Democracy Now! is an equal-opportunity employer.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS:
Archive (http://www.democracynow.org/jobs/internships/archive)
Democracy Now! en Español (http://www.democracynow.org/jobs/internships/espanol)
Development & Outreach (http://www.democracynow.org/jobs/internships/development)
Education (http://www.democracynow.org/jobs/internships/education)
IT (http://www.democracynow.org/jobs/internships/it)
Social Media (http://www.democracynow.org/jobs/internships/socialmedia)

WORK WITH DEMOCRACY NOW! – Video News Production Fellowship

Fellowship Session Dates: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Application Deadline: May 16

Democracy Now! Fellowships are paid, full-time, temporary work placements to help early career journalists and producers develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment. All fellowships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily news hour.

Democracy Now! production staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Fellows maximize their exposure to newsroom and production practices. The Fellowship program is offered once per year.

Duties include shooting news events, editing video news packages and working on the live broadcast. Applicants must have camera and video editing skills, work well under deadline pressure and have some news or editorial experience. The ability to work well in a team and maintain a professional demeanor in all situations is required.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have a valid US work authorization.

TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to fellowship [at] democracynow [dot] org with “Video News Fellowship” as the subject by May 16, 2016. For each work referenced in your portfolio, please identify the role you played in the production. In your cover letter, please address these questions:

How did you discover Democracy Now!?
What are your goals in seeking out this fellowship?
What makes you a good candidate for this fellowship?

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