The following internship opportunities are available:
News interns are an integral part of the newsroom, and the student must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have a nose for news. Interns will learn digital editing and production skills, writing in the AP style, how to use studios and take phone feeds, and work with the news staff and guests. Projects include producing your own news story, writing an essay or commentary, producing one of our award-winning news shows. No previous radio experience is required; fulltime interns are preferred.
Interns for our 3-hour public affairs program help with production needs that include digital editing, booking guests, research and writing leads for segments, produce live on-location broadcasts, and answer listener questions. Students will be taught how to edit and use the studios. Projects include conducting your own interviews, helping to produce the show, and writing and voicing your own essay. No previous production skills are required.
Students who intern with our Fund Drive department will work with staff to prepare promotional copy for on-air use during our tri-annual fund drives. This primarily comprises researching regional businesses for marketing details, and writing creative descriptions of Fund Drive thank you gifts. Other duties may be required. Interns will need interpersonal skills as they will be making phone calls to members and donors, and will learn how to write for radio on-air promotions.
Web/ New Media:
Web interns will work with the web department in maintaining the station’s website, and social media accounts. They will also work with the web designer on graphics, and other new media tasks.
Marketing and sales intern tasks include working with the sales team in developing marketing proposals, proofing daily logs, and updating the media kit. Interns must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and be good at multi-tasking, have strong writing and communications skills, and web-based marketing knowledge.
Note: ALL INTERNSHIPS MUST BE FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT. Students should treat internships as a professional job opening. Proper attire and resume, or completed application, are required during an interview. Download the WAMC Internship Application.
We are always looking for full-time interns, but are more than willing to work around any student’s limited schedule. We will also consider designing an independent study project targeted to a student’s particular area of interest.
Interested students should contact Katie Britton at 1-800-323-9262, ext. 111 for more information, or to schedule an interview.