Podcast Production Assistant Internship

Podcast Production Assistant Internship

Worcester, MA

Action! by Design is a citizen-centered design studio that helps companies and organizations create memorable experiences through programs, placemaking, and campaigns.

Experience this Podcast (@XPThisPod) is our podcast that covers everything from outer space to public space, from social media to societal labels; @XPThisPod shares stories about the human experience and how design and technology impact society.

The Podcast Production Assistant plays a crucial role in the creation of Experience this Podcast. We are seeking hard-working, creative, energetic, and self-starting individuals.

Primary Goals & Responsibilities of the Podcast Production Assistant:

  1. Cut and edit audio files in a clean and polished way to produce the final draft in addition to social media posts such as audiograms

  2. Transcribe recorded episodes of podcast episodes

  3. Perform studio and post-production tasks including recording, tape editing, sound design, and mixing/mastering

  4. Engage in content creation and production for podcast episodes and affiliate materials like social media posts

  5. Offer podcast coverage ideas during editorial planning meetings

  6. Work with the Action! Team to plan and edit podcast episodes that establish Action! by Design as a thought leader in how technology and design influence the human experience

  7. Perform other duties as assigned


  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Knowledge of audio editing and sound design (Adobe Audition a major plus!)

  • Familiarity working with OMF files and a variety of audio formats a plus

  • Experience using microphones to record audio

  • Experience editing vocal audio to sound high quality, clear, and professional

  • Ability to mix complex conversational audio clips with narration, field tape, and music

  • Experience with audio repair, sound design, and using music with narrative elements to elevate a story

  • Willingness to travel

  • Legal authorization to work in the US


This is an unpaid part-time internship that may count for academic credit. The ideal candidate may be a passionate undergrad or grad student, a podcast enthusiast, or an experienced worker with another part-time position; Action! by Design does not discriminate based on educational attainment; your experience and motivation to learn are what matters.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume to Remi Sage at remi@actionbydesign.co.

Action! by Design does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/gender identification, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. We celebrate the intersectional identities that make people unique and connect us.