by justineh

PICS Organization Name


Santa Monica, California

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
David Exume '19, 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

The focus of the internship will be based on the intern's interests and skills determined in the interview. Previous intern projects have included assisting news/culture producers with editing and research in the studio, assisting our membership department with data entry and updating member's info in the database, and helping our underwriting department with research projects.

Internship Qualifications
Required: Eager to learn, great communication skills, interest in media, self-motivation, teamwork, writing background.

Photoshop or other picture editing software knowledge, writing skills, strong work ethic, punctuality, friendliness, charisma, energy, decision-making, leadership, time management, and professionalism.

Expected Start Time
9:30 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates

6/10/19 - 8/16/19

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

There was never a dull moment. Between shows being produced in hours, volunteer shifts, live sessions and more, the staff was casual and friendly, but also busy. But even though most people had a bunch of projects to do, they were always happy to chat about their jobs or find a project for me to get involved in. The staff really made my time amazing. —David Exume '19


Applications for Summer 2020 will open in November 2019. 


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


Make sure to read the eligibility criteria and requirements prior to submitting an application. Here