Internships at Heritage Radio Network

Internships at Heritage Radio Network

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR Spring 2024 INTERNSHIPS: Sunday December 17, 2023

Spring internships will begin January 16, 2024.

***Not all of our interns are current students but, for those who are, we love it when you can earn academic credit! If you want to participate in our internship for credit but your school requires a different schedule than that outlined above, please reach out and we’ll discuss possibilities.***

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, social media, and audio engineering.

2017 Interns celebrating Cider Week!

HRN internships last for six months and we ask our interns to work 15-20 hours per week. Positions are unpaid, but can be applied towards school credit. Hands-on production experience is at the core of our internships and interns leave with a published portfolio of work that has gone through a rigorous reporting and editing process. Interns at HRN have the opportunity to engage with a community of journalists, food producers, chefs and leaders!

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. We offer workshops and trainings focused on interviewing skills, voiceover, and audio editing. You’ll also have ample opportunity to build a portfolio of polished audio pieces for HRN’s flagship news and storytelling podcast, Meat and Three. Check out some of our interns’ past work here, here, and here

Can I do this internship remotely?

Yes. Since March 2020 our internship program has been operating 100% remotely.


Email  with a resume, cover letter, and audio or writing sample. Please use the subject “HRN Internship Application.” Let us know if there is a specific role you’re interested in (see below).  


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

Research & Radio Report, write, and edit stories for Meat and Three, HRN’s flagship podcast, while building a stellar audio portfolio. There is also opportunity to focus on other HRN programming including Beer Sessions Radio, The FeedfeedTime For Lunch, and more! Help us 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.

Events Gain knowledge and experience in planning and executing HRN’s educational, community-building and fundraising events. Learn how event planning is integral to nonprofit fundraising and engagement. You will assist from ideation of event themes to providing support on event planning and execution, potentially including on-site event support if the event is in your area. 

Editorial Take a creative approach to writing, content management and promotion through editorial features, including the HRN Hall of Fame. You’ll plan and produce editorial content about network activities and partners and write original content for the HRN blog.

Development Work closely with HRN’s Program Manager to grow individual membership, business sponsorship, underwriting support, and grant funding. Support our fundraising events, including our Annual Gala.

Social Media Help HRN reach new audiences through social media platforms, including – but not limited to – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you love writing snappy copy and designing eye-catching graphics, this is the position for you!

Audio Engineering Record, assemble, and mix episodes of various HRN shows. Engineering interns have also helped new shows in their development process, and worked on scoring and sound design for Meat and Three.