Internship Program

An internship at the Talk Radio News Service is a hands-on experience, where interns are treated like staff members. It is an opportunity to learn digital writing, reporting and editing for a national radio network. The Talk Radio News Service Internship is an excellent way to get a foot in the door in Washington, gain tremendous real-world media experience and to discover how political life ‘Inside the Beltway’ is really lived. The internship involves quite a bit of work, but you will leave with examples of your on-air and written work.

Interns with the Talk Radio News Service participate in the following activities and tasks:

  • Attending daily news briefings, press conferences and hearings on and around Capitol Hill.
  • Gathering and writing news for broadcast on the Talk Radio News Service distribution network.
  • Shooting, editing and producing audio and video news packages for the web.
  • Using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to share brief news alerts with followers and fans of the Talk Radio News Service.

Examples of Student Work:

LISTEN: “Exploring the Filibuster”   

LISTEN: “Human Terrain Teams”   

The Talk Radio News Service and the University of New Mexico also have partnered to create both Washington Semester and Study Abroad programs for UNM students. Click the following links for information in English and Spanish about those programs.

UNM TRNS Residency by talkradionews

UNM-TRNS Programa Internacional by talkradionews

UNM-TRNS Study Abroad by talkradionews


For more information on applying to intern at Talk Radio News Service, contact us via email. No phone calls, please.

Tuesday, December 1

● How government wastes taxpayer funds

● Lawsuit claims Nestlé water permit expired

● Scientists’ group derides restaurateurs

● Salad mix: carrots, cucumbers, weed and coke

● Soda drink taken off kids’ menu

● Air pollution poses risk to diabetic women

Ryan Invites Obama To Deliver Final State Of The Union On Jan. 12

Photo/The White House

“As we look ahead to the new year, we have both an opportunity and an obligation to find common ground to advance the nation’s interests at home and abroad,” Ryan wrote in a letter to Obama Monday.

Fewer Americans Say Gov Should Do More On Climate Change

While 63% view climate change as a serious threat, only 47 percent believe the government should be more active in combating the phenomenon.

Sanders To Receive Surgery For Hernia

Sanders is expected to resume his Senate duties on Tuesday.

Obama at Climate Talks: ‘Let’s Get to Work!’

President Obama addresses the COP21 Paris Climate Summit. November 30, 2015.

Negotiators in Paris are expected to sign a comprehensive climate change treaty by December 11th.

The World in 2:00 – November 30, 2015

The World in 2:00

President Obama attends pivotal U.N. climate talks in Paris and the E.U. will pay Turkey to tighten its borders in the hope of reducing refugee flows.