WAMC/Northeast Public Radio sometimes has openings for interns in its Administrative, News and National Productions Departments. Interns work 15-40 hours/week, depending on course requirements, for academic credit.
Intern opportunities are as follows:
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 students, please specify which bureau you are interested in.
The Roundtable is WAMC's daily 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 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 fourth-year undergrad students only please.
New Media Intern:
New media interns will work with the new media department in designing imagery for social media, maintaining the station’s website and social media accounts; use social media marketing to promote special programs and direct visitors to the WAMC and The Linda websites.
They will also work with the designer on graphics for print and the web, and other new media tasks. Candidate must be familiar with social media platforms, and have a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs. A working knowledge of Web design and development preferred. Please submit portfolio images or link to design portfolio.
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 Ian Pickus for more information or to apply.