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. 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. 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.
Digital Media Intern:
Digital media interns will work with the digital media department in graphic design for print and digital purposes as well as web design, web development and social media marketing.
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.
Students will gain professional experience and a variety of portfolio-worthy projects that will demonstrate their ability to use design, web development and digital marketing. Please submit portfolio images or link to a design portfolio.
Interns will work closely with the Program Director on the overall promotion of WAMC's National Production shows by learning what it takes to facilitate and produce effective shows and show content. Interns will assist in building our annual ascertainment survey, help screen calls for our daily talk show Vox Pop and help with the overall production of our National shows. Programming interns will also learn how to write program guides, put together special programming playlists, and learn overall show management within public radio. Interns will also learn the importance of outreach by helping to coordinate station tours and visits.
Interested students should contact Ian Pickus for more information or to apply.