Internships

 

Our Internship Program offers six-month entry level experiences for students and recent graduates who want to learn in a hands-on independent media environment. Now accepting applications.

 

Buy The Block Black Internships are paid, 20 hour per week, temporary work placements to help students, people early in their careers and career changers to gain entry-level skills and experience in the fields of outreach, social media, education.

Where possible, Buy The Block Black will provide assistance to Interns requesting academic or work-study credit.

 

The Internship program is offered in two sessions per year. Candidates interested in opportunities with our Production department should apply for our Fellowship Program.

Session Dates


January–June (application deadline November 15)
July–December (application deadline May 15)

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Applicants must have completed a high school diploma, GED or equivalent and must have a valid US work authorization.

To Apply

  • Review the Internship Descriptions below to choose which department you’d like to work with. Candidates may only apply for one internship.

  • Send a one-page resume, a cover letter and two work or academic references to the email address specified in the in the appropriate Internship Description below. In your cover letter, please address these questions:

  1. How did you discover Buy The Block Black?

  2.  What are your goals in seeking out this internship?

  3.  What makes you a good candidate for this internship?

 

Due to the volume of applications received, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No mail submissions or phone calls please.

 

Internship Descriptions

 

  • Web Designer

  • Video Production

  • Journalism

  • IT

  • Social Media

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