Internships and Jobs at QPL


The Queens Podcast Lab’s Internship Program works with government and private programs to create paid media internships for Queens College students. Our goal is to create quality, career-building jobs for students who are interested in content creation- and mass communications-related careers. Our jobs are study-friendly, flex-time, and almost fully remote. We work to build your portfolio, offer mentorship, and present opportunities to network with industry professionals.

This program is operated by Professors Joseph Nathan Cohen (Sociology) and Jason Tougaw (English) at Queens College in the City University of New York. To ask questions about our program, contact Professor Cohen at

In 2022 – 2023, we are searching for students who can do the following jobs:

  • Create and edit podcasts and YouTube episodes
  • Produce YouTube Live events
  • Operate social media campaigns
  • Manage WordPress-based websites
  • Writing blog posts
  • Assistance on research projects related to the field of content creation and content entrepreneurship

We will train you in whatever you need to know. The content that we produce is educational and social scientific, non-profit, and distributed to the Creative Commons.

Interested in Applying?

Our preferred candidates:

  • Are creative, expressive, and smart
  • Have a passion for some aspect of content creation or media production
  • Are interested in exploring mass communications- or creativity-related careers
  • Have a good study record, or demonstrated interest in learning

If you qualify for Federal Work-Study, contact Queens College’s Federal Work-Study office (use this link while the college website is being rebuilt). Once you confirm your eligibility, please send a cover letter and resume to Professor Cohen.

We also work with Reel Works, New York City, and CUNY’s MediaMKRS program. We welcome applicants who are not college students but would like to interact with a campus environment to see if college is right for them.

We offer for-credit cooperative educational programs for students who do not qualify for funding. These are selective internships. Contact Professor Cohen for information on applying.

Support our Interns

If you would like to sponsor an aspiring content creator at Queens College, please donate here. For more information, contact Professor Cohen.