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Internships

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

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.

Roundtable Interns

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

The sales and marketing intern will assist in various stages of the sales funnel, including creating awareness of new offerings, generating leads, and helping retain customers. This internship involves developing and implementing sales and marketing materials, using CRM tools such as Salesforce, and performing other administrative duties for the department. You’ll gain hands-on experience working on challenging, meaningful projects with guidance from members of our team.

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: 

Successful candidates will bring maturity, reliability, creativity and flexibility to their role as part of a team of professionals working in a fast-paced, collaborative, non-profit organization.  The intern will assist the General Manager in various aspects of event administration including, but not limited to, administrative work, customer service, event set-up/breakdown, and special projects, as assigned. In addition the intern will have the opportunity to experience and take responsibility for a unique event the intern will collaborate on with the GM from that events programming to marketing to night of event management and follow up. Must have excellent verbal, written and organization skills, reliable transportation, a can-do attitude and the ability to work nights/weekends. Proficiency in Microsoft Office product, social media administration, graphic design and prior experience in an administrative or customer service setting is a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong writing experience and abilities.

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. Please send resume/CV/portfolio to Ashleigh at alindsay@wamc.org.

Programming/Outreach: 

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.