Education Development Center, Inc. Unpaid Audio Production Intern in Washington, District Of Columbia

Unpaid Audio Production Intern(UI011019)

Job Type



International Development


Office: Washington, DC

Job Details


Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

EDC has an opening for an Audio Production Intern. The unpaid internship will take place at the Washington, DC office, and can begin in the spring or fall semesters, or during the summer. The length and schedule will be determined by the program the student is enrolled in. In the past, interns have been able to commit to their set schedule for a whole semester.

English for Latin America (ELA) is an Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI) program designed to teach English to young people and support teachers in providing effective instruction. ELA consists of 100 audio programs that use dramas, song, games, and more to help students meet the basic level of English according to internationally recognized standards. Taking into account the need for English proficiency to succeed in life and the workforce today, ELA is offered throughout Latin America and provides youth with a foundational start in the English language. ELA’s website In addition to ELA, EDC is currently working on projects involving IAI production in Honduras, Ethiopia and other countries.

ELA has been implemented in schools throughout the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Colombia. The Audio Production intern will work with a group of highly experienced audio producers from the United States, Latin America, and Africa. This is a unique opportunity for an intern with some knowledge of audio production to use these skills to improve education in developing countries. This is an exciting opportunity with someone with an interest in both areas.

In addition to the tasks outlined below, the Intern will focus primarily on two main tasks:

Production Assistance: The intern will work closely with production experts from various countries on the production of interactive audio instruction (IAI) programs.

• The intern will work on the overall building of an audio program, assisting the production manager step by step so as to understand and learn how to build an IAI program

• The intern will work on recording and editing tasks as provided by the Production Manager to contribute to the programs

• The intern will learn to edit audio programs according to the IAI scripts

• The intern will contribute to other aspects of production including sound effects gathering and organizing, social media, and the potential marketing of music.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS- All staff are expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. All jobs require adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Under direct supervision, the Intern will

• Accurately perform basic support to a center, program, project or department, via the

production of project or new business materials including writing, designing, reproducing, and distributing in both English and Spanish

• Perform various assigned duties related to different projects to balance workload

• May support development and production of proposals if the opportunity arises

The Intern

• Effectively interacts with diverse staff

• Learns teamwork; incorporates feedback

• Adapts readily

• Seeks help and support as needed

QUALIFICATIONS- All jobs require educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; strong interpersonal & organizational skills. This position requires:

• Student enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program related to Audio Production, Communications, International Education and/or Media Studies.

• Experienced in the use of Pro Tools, Logic, or a similar editing software

• Native fluency in Spanish and English, both written and spoken, preferred. Portuguese, French or any languages spoken in Ethiopia a plus.

The internship isunpaidbut can be used to fulfill course requirements. The student will receive support from EDC staff in any final reports or presentations needed to fulfill the internship course requirements.



1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Suite 700 WestWashington, DC 20007

No phone calls, please

Posted: 1/10/19

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.