Internship

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. Please note, interested Washington Semester applicants MUST BE 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.

Union Preservation, Dick Cheney Is The Man, And WikiLeaks Takes The Stage

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Friday, July 25

● GOP voters eagerly await elections

● Appeals court rejects antibiotic petitions

● Nicotine-like pesticides pollute Midwestern streams

● FOIA lawsuit is embedded in an FOIA lawsuit

● San Francisco renters’ ordinance hit by lawsuit

● Secret pact suppresses food safety

Cruz: Obama Is “Fundraiser In Chief”

“There is one and only one way to solve this crisis,” Cruz said. “Eliminate the promise of amnesty.”

Admin Official: ISIS Poised To Spread

“They are training in Syria and are recruiting over social media which is something that we have never seen before,” said McGurk.

Sanders: House Republicans Not Acting In Good Faith On Veterans Affairs Bill

“I am prepared to be here (in Washington) this weekend to start serious negotiations in terms of how we work out our differences,” said Sen. Sanders (I-VT).

LISTEN: The World In Two Minutes – July 24, 2014

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A U.N. school in Gaza is hit by artillery shelling, killing civilians and U.N. staff, and rockets found in another U.N. school go missing.