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Documentary Intern

Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014


Documentary Internship

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 The View from Here (TVFH) is a California multimedia documentary series exploring the stories of people responding to challenges in their lives, and the challenges of our times. It highlights people seeking solutions and making a difference in their communities. TVFH combines solid journalism with sound-rich production to tell vivid, first-person stories.


FUNCTION: To assist with the daily production of TVFH documentary unit operations.

Reports to the Senior Producer of The View From Here Documentary.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Intern works with Senior Producer to research documentary topics, summarize findings for reporters and producers, compile and manage data, conduct remote statewide program distribution via phone, curate social media feeds. Opportunities include audio and video production and editing, assisting reporters and producers with field audio and video recordings, observing daily news and talk show operations.


Desired Outcome:  By the end of the internship, the student will have a full understanding of how a multimedia documentary program is produced and will learn about the functions of a major market news department. 


QUALIFICATIONS:Good written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with PC, Excel, Word, Twitter, and Google Drive is a must. Able to work on long term projects with some supervision. Able to work in a busy, sometimes noisy, newsroom environment.



Interns are required to devote a minimum of 10 hrs per week. This is equivalent to 2 credits.



To apply for an internship, submit the following items to Capital Public Radio. Interviews for finalists will be set up after these materials are received.

Cover Letter

Your cover letter should include:

What internship opportunity you are applying for.

  • The      name of your college or school.
  • Your      graduate or undergraduate academic major and/or minor.
  • Name      and contact information of your academic or internship advisor.

In addition please include your responses to the following questions:

  • Why      are you interested in an internship at Capital Public Radio?
  • How      do your relevant classes and work experience relate to the internship      position you are applying for?
  • What      do you hope to gain from your internship?
  • What      can Capital Public Radio hope to gain from you?
  • How      do you plan to use the skills you develop at Capital Public Radio in the      future?


Please provide a current resume.

Supporting Material

Please attach electronic files or links to supporting materials: writing samples or multimedia samples.

Submitting Your Application

Submit cover letter, resume and supporting material to:

Human Resources
Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826

Fax 916-278-8989