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WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is currently looking for interns. WAMC has room for up to 9 interns in our Administrative, News and National Productions Departments. Interns work 15-40 hours/week, depending on course requirements, for academic credit. We are no longer doing a rolling application process and the dates we're accepting and reviewing applications are below. There will be no exceptions for late applicants.
- Accepting & reviewing applications: April 6 - 17
- Conducting interviews: April 21-24
- Notification: April 27
- Accepting & reviewing applications: July 6 - 17
- Conducting interviews: July 20 - 24
- Notification: July 27
Intern opportunities are as follows:
News Room Interns
Newsroom interns focus on regional news. They work with the newsroom staff on daily features in a high pressure, exciting environment. Applying students do not need radio experience or production skills. As production assistants, they will learn to research and write new stories, conduct and tape interviews, tape phone feeds, and learn to use production equipment. Students will also need to submit a writing sample.
Skidmore College and University at New Paltz students please specify which bureau you are interested in.
The Roundtable is WAMC's 3 hour Mon-Fri arts, news, and culture program, featuring host Joe Donahue. You will work with the Roundtable’s producer to research and edit segments, book future interviews, produce live on-location broadcasts, and answer listener questions. While there are additional administrative tasks associated with the Roundtable, this is a fast paced, hands-on internship. No previous production skills are needed – just solid writing and organizational skills and an eagerness to learn about radio. Please submit a writing sample and a cover letter with your resume.
Marketing, Sales & PR Interns
This internship offers you the opportunity to learn a wide variety of skills that involve the creative and hands-on learning of sales, media tools, and public relations. This internship involves managing the components of all collateral sales tools, use of database marketing, assisting the sales representatives to prospect and increase station business. You will also be involved in all new projects from start to finish, lay-out and ad design, writing of press releases and implementation of your own creative ideas; a hands on experience.
Administrative, Fundraising & Development Interns:
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 including: writing articles or press releases; entering program listings into the computer; assisting in the coordination of volunteer activities; assisting with the marketing of WAMC National Productions; working with program guide staff; and, ascertaining community needs.. 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.
The WAMC Linda Norris Performing Arts Studio:
Among other things, interns will work on one or more of the following aspects: Review current accounting and data collection methodologies, enhance department accounting and data collection systems, develop protocols for ongoing finical management and reconcile show accounts. They will also brainstorm how we integrate unique marketing tactics for ongoing event campaigns, develop and execute marketing strategies for individual events, identify grassroots marketing strategies to implement and incorporate into event marketing and expand college marketing tactics. Graduate or 4th year under grad students only please.
Web/ New Media:
Web interns will work with the web department in maintaining the station’s website, and social media accounts by scheduling and posting new stories to the WAMC website from AP and NPR sources to fill content on the site; use social media to direct visitors to the WAMC and Linda websites. They will also work with the web designer on graphics, and other new media tasks. Candidate must be familiar with any and/or all social media platforms, & have a working knowledge of Adobe design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver & InDesign.
Interns will work with the Program Director on the annual ascertainment survey, promotion of WAMC's National Productions, booking and gathering information for our daily call-in talk show Vox Pop, and the editing of show segments.
This position will participate in aspects of grant administration including research and writing. The position’s primary focus will be on performing extensive research on potential grantors and projects; secondarily, the focus will be on drafting proposals. There is a strong clerical component to this position. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has their eyes on a career in non-profit administration, development, or fundraising. Candidate must have strong organizational and analytical skills, strong writing and editing skills, the ability to self-motivate, stay on task and work independently, experience performing research, and strong computer skills.
Under the Grants Department, the research intern will perform extensive research on the WAMC organization and will prepare a detailed, footnoted organizational history. Tasks will include research on the WAMC organization using both institutional and external documents; performing research on the buildings and properties owned by WAMC, including The Linda, 318 and 302; and gathering materials and documentation required for listing on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
Note: ALL INTERNSHIPS MUST BE FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT. Students should treat internships as a professional job opening. Proper attire, resume, and completed application are required during an interview.
Interested students should contact Katie Britton for more information or to apply.