Internships

The StoryCorps Internship Program is designed for college students and recent college graduates interested in gaining valuable experience in a creative, fast-paced nonprofit organization. Please note that we do not currently accept applications from high school students.

StoryCorps interns bring a diverse set of experiences, skills, and most importantly, a willingness to learn and to contribute to our mission and goals. StoryCorps seeks to share and preserve the stories of an inclusive range of American voices-from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to StoryCorps Historias to collect the experiences of Latinos-and candidates with experience working in diverse communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

StoryCorps offers two sessions of intern opportunities: Winter/Spring from January to June and Summer/Fall from June to December. With the exception of our Recording & Archive Internship, recruitment for our Summer/Fall 2014 session is now closed. Please check back in September when we’ll begin recruitment for our Winter/Spring 2015 session.

Our interns take part in a supportive and collaborative work environment at our offices in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Unless otherwise noted, StoryCorps interns work in the morning (9:30 am-1:30 pm) or in the afternoons (1:30-5:30 pm), Monday through Friday, for a total of 20 hours per week.

StoryCorps provides a weekly stipend of $55 to help cover lunch and transportation expenses. In addition, StoryCorps interns may arrange to receive school credit upon program completion.

To be eligible for a StoryCorps internship, applicants must be able to commit to the full six-month session. We do not accept summer only interns.


What our program has to offer

Access: All interns have the unique opportunity to participate in departmental meetings and contribute to the goals and mission of StoryCorps.

Training: Interns receive a comprehensive week-long training and StoryCorps orientation, including exposure to all departments, initiatives, and tiers of service.

Development: Interns learn valuable professional skills during their time at StoryCorps. Intern supervisors place special emphasis on growth and learning, beginning with individual goal setting at the start of each session. In addition, StoryCorps sponsors a bimonthly lunch series devoted to intern professional development. During each “Lunch & Learn,” department leaders present on a wide range of topics, including department overviews, career advice, and building professional skills.


To Apply

Download and fill out the StoryCorps Internship Application.

Email your completed application, cover letter, and resume to internship@storycorps.org.

In the subject line, include your last name and indicate the session to which you are applying (ex. “Summer/Fall 2014″). Include all required documents as attachments entitled “YourNameLetter,” “YourNameResume,” and “YourNameApplication.” No calls please.


We are currently accepting applications for the following internships:

Recruitment for all other Summer/Fall 2014 Internships is now closed.


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