by justineh

PICS Organization Name


Santa Monica, California

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Francesca Billington '19

Organization Description
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways -- on the radio, digitally and in person -- to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. 

We have about 120 full-time and part-time staffers. By having a Princeton intern, he/she will learn about public media in a hands-on manner.

Internship Description

Previous PICS interns have worked with the Communications department. The first year, our intern worked with our Social Media Manager and learned about the station's tone on socials. He also created graphics and would write copy we would then use on socials. This summer, our intern worked with our communications team to answer listener emails in the station's tone. She also did a bit of social media, but she expressed interest in the news department so she interned with Morning Edition as well. The internship tasks isn't set in stone, but we make sure the intern enjoys his/her time with us and goes back to school with new skills

Internship Qualifications

  • social media savvy
  • comfortable writing copy
  • able to work independently

Photoshop or other picture editing software knowledge, writing skills, strong work ethic, punctuality, friendliness, charisma, energy, and professionalism.

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
6:00 pm

Required Dates
Summer 2018

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
There may be social media and other elements to the internship which can be worked on after-hours. 

Santa Monica is an expensive area, but public transportation is available. They will also get a parking permit to park at the college.

Evaluation Excerpt

I believe that public media and public radio provide such an important form of social change. By offering free news to a huge audience, KCRW really wants to share information and knowledge with others, and use listener feedback to produce the best content...news and public radio bring stories of people who do not always get the spotlight to the forefront. This is so important--that we have the chance to hear what is happening to people in our community who might not usually have the voice or leverage to speak about these issues without us.
—Francesca Billington '19


To see whether this internship is still accepting applications for 2018, please check the Second Round page.


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program