Latino USA is produced out of our Harlem office by The Futuro Media Group—an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. Latino USA is a weekly hour-long radio magazine show hosted by Maria Hinojosa. The show airs in over 220 public radio stations nationwide with a podcast that surpassed 3.3M downloads in 2018.

We want self-starters to help in the production of the show covering everything from news to cultural trends affecting Latinos in the U.S. The staff is small, so there is a lot of room to do meaningful work.


  • Research segment topics and interview subjects
  • Pre-interview subjects before they come to studio
  • Participate in editorial and production meetings
  • Research and gather materials for show website
  • Assist in assembling the weekly show
  • Assist in reporting and recording audio for stories produced in-house
  • Assist in writing scripts for host interviews
  • Assist in editing audio from studio interviews
  • Develop and produce an enterprise story for radio.


  • Self-directed and can work with a team in a fast-paced, extremely dynamic office environment.
  • Excellent, snappy, vibrant writing, especially for radio and web
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with ProTools or other audio editing software programs
  • Familiarity with news outlets from around the country
  • Familiarity with policy and cultural trends, as well as with socioeconomic and racial/ethnic demographics of communities around the U.S.
  • Familiarity with radio production process
  • Familiarity with radio recording equipment
  • Good writing, good at QA checking and copyediting
  • Bicultural/bilingual

This is an unpaid internship, but we do provide a stipend of $1500 for the term. We encourage students to apply for school credit. Interns are invited to work 2-3 days per week for 10-12 weeks. We expect the Spring 2020 term to be entirely remote.

To apply:

Latino USA accepts interns for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

In order to apply please submit your applications by the following dates:

Spring (mid-January through mid-May) – Apply by November 15

Summer (June through August) – Apply by April 15

Fall (mid-September through mid-December) – Apply by August 1

Send cover letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences line up with what Latino USA does. Please also email a one-page resume and at least one audio sample of your work that shows off your mastery of style and content. Please submit as links or mp3s.

Email this to with the subject line “LUSA Audio Internship” and please specify which term you are applying for.