Founded in June 1922, WNYC is the oldest continuously operational radio station in New York. As 820 AM, it partnered with the classical music station 93.9 FM 21 years later, in 1943. The two stations were owned and operated by New York City until they were purchased by the WNYC foundation in 1995. From news and politics to opinion and comedy, the two public radio stations feature many popular shows such as Fresh Air, a program about popular culture, and NPR’s All Things Considered.
Volunteers—or interns, if you prefer—have always been in demand at WNYC for financial reasons. There are no departments or even strict walls between interns and volunteers, as neither is paid a salary. Interns and volunteers can be as peripherally or deeply involved as they would like, working as late as they please on projects they choose themselves, or leaving early if they so choose. The flexibility allows interns to learn about many aspects of the radio business, or specialize in just a few.
Open to high school graduates, current college students and college graduates. Interns are able to get academic credit if enrolled in an accredited program. Otherwise, WNYC welcomes all applicants.
WNYC FM 93.9/AM 820 Radio
160 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
New York, NY