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Internship: Deep Look Intern

San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
 Deadline to apply for the Deep Look internship is November 14th, 2022 . Please state which internship(s) you are applying for in your cover letter and apply to each one individually.

This is a paid internship, working 16 hours per week from January 9th, 2023 through June 9th 2023. Current Salary is $16.99 per hour.

Please include a cover letter, résumé and 3-5 writing samples. Please attach your writing samples along with your résumé.

DEEP LOOK is a wildlife video series about small animals and plants from KQED and PBS Digital Studios, distributed on YouTube. We have won eight regional Emmy awards and a Webby award, among others. In our four-minute videos, we use macro photography and microscopy to give our audience a close-up view of the natural world they rarely experience:

At Deep Look we tell stories with a strong narrative arc. Our internship is an excellent opportunity to receive mentoring that will help you hone your storytelling skills and strengthen your reporting on science and nature. The Deep Look team works hard and at a high level of excellence, yet in the midst of our deadlines we keep our sense of humor, curiosity and camaraderie.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.

KQED envisions a public media organization with a culture that centers on human dignity, equity, and belonging. This will enable us to better serve and reflect the Bay Area through diverse and inclusive storytelling.

We value the contributions of marginalized people in society - including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people - and we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage members of these communities to apply.

The mission that drives us:

KQED provide citizens of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

This role will work hybrid between working in and working remotely. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Essential functions:

  • Research, develop and pitch stories that have the potential to become an episode of our series, with the guidance of the series coordinating producer and episode producers.
  • Report and write articles on deadline to accompany videos.

Other functions:

  • Research video, photos and other materials to include in Deep Look videos.

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Journalism training.
  • Experience reporting on science and nature.
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple assignments.

Knowledge/Experience Desired:

  • Background in the sciences.
  • Experience in video production is beneficial, but not required.

Growth & Development Opportunities:

  • Mentoring that will develop storytelling abilities.
  • Strengthening of science and nature reporting and writing skills.
  • Mentoring by the series coordinating producer and other producers on the team.

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