Israel Story’s internship program is a vital part of our team’s operations.
Internship cohorts consist of 1 to 3 people, and interns participate in every stage of the production process, from pitching, researching, and reporting stories, to editing, uploading, and publicizing them. In addition to production tasks, interns are also assigned to work with our producers on various institutional tasks like answering team emails, running social media accounts, and editing our website. Israel Story prides itself on being a meritocracy, so good ideas are pursued, regardless of where they come from, and interns are encouraged to speak up, get involved, and pursue ideas about which they are passionate.
The position is based in Jerusalem, but we are also open to interns living in Tel Aviv, as long as they are willing to come to our Jerusalem offices 3 days a week. Regardless of location, however, this isn’t a full-time office job; you’ll also get to explore the country as you help us find and tell the stories of Israel’s most interesting characters.
Israel Story interns are self-starters, and have the opportunity to be involved in every step of podcast production.
Through the hands-on training they receive at our show, interns leave Israel Story prepared to produce high-quality audio content, and engage in storytelling that challenges the boundaries of traditional media genres. Alumni of Israel Story’s internship program have gone on to hold positions at This American Life, The New York Times, Pineapple Street Media, Haaretz, and Harvard’s Nieman Fellowship, among others.
Positions require a 5-6 month commitment, which could lead to a longer-term, paid job. The position is unpaid, but transportation is covered and outside funding may be available, for instance via a Masa grant, GroundTruth Project grant, Nathan Cummings Foundation grant, CPB grant, NYU journalism grant, or Pulitzer Center grant.
Candidates with experience in audio production, production logistics, storytelling, multimedia production, musical production, scoring, journalism, and/or social media are strongly encouraged to apply.
Note: A lot of work goes into processing these applications. Please only apply if you plan to accept the position.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and links for 2-3 examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org