Internships at Heritage Radio Network

Do you love talking about food almost as much as you love eating it? If the answer is YES, then an internship at HRN is for you!

Our internship program is open to undergrads, grad students, and post-grads. All internships are part-time. While our most popular internship focuses on radio and research, we also offer positions in the areas of editorial, development, and social media.

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HRN internships last for six months and we ask our interns to work 2 days per week (either Wednesday+Thursday or Wednesday+Friday). Positions are unpaid, but can be applied towards school credit. Interns at HRN have the opportunity to engage with a community of journalists, food producers, chefs and leaders (and go on some pretty great outings to farms, restaurants, museums, and more)!

Who are we looking for?
Working at HRN means making a serious commitment to improving the food system and helping to create an exceptional workplace. We are a passionate group of hard workers. While prior experience isn’t required, an interest in media, nonprofits, food, and/or agriculture is a huge plus. We’re looking for self-starters who are able to set priorities and work independently, but can also collaborate and work as a team. If you’re adaptable and comfortable with the evolving demands of a small organization, you’ll fit in at HRN!

What do interns do at HRN?
Our interns are an integral part of our team. No matter which position you’re in, you’ll assist with writing, audio production, promotion, fundraising, event planning and more. You’ll also have ample opportunity to build a portfolio of polished written and audio pieces, culminating a capstone project. Check out some of our interns’ past work here, here, and here.

How to apply:
Find out when we’re hiring by emailing [email protected]. We’ll be happy to send you more information. Please indicate which internship(s) you are interested in. We’d also love to see your resume, cover letter, and writing sample!



We’re a small team, so everybody helps out with various administrative duties. Your role at HRN will largely depend on your strengths, initiative, and what needs to be done on any given week.

Research & Radio
The research & radio intern will help increase listenership, boost public awareness, and enhance engagement with our 34+ weekly shows and daily news coverage. You will curate existing HRN content through audio and web features, research and assist with planning interviews, and produce audio and editorial content about network activities and partners.

The editorial intern will take creative approach to writing, content management and promotion through editorial features. You will plan and produce editorial content about network activities and partners and write original content for the HRN blog.

The development intern with work closely with HRN’s Development and Membership Coordinator to grow individual membership, business sponsorship, underwriting support, and grant funding.

Social Media
The social media intern will work closely with HRN’s Communications Director on social media strategy for individual shows and news pieces. You will disseminate relevant content and news to HRN’s social media outlets.

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