Here & Now Internship
[NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2014]
Overview: Here & Now invites anyone interested in exploring a career in radio journalism to apply to intern three days per week on the show. Interns will be exposed to the production of a daily midday news magazine program and will learn about the technical and editorial skills needed to be a news radio producer. H&N seeks a full day’s commitment from each intern. This allows all interns to follow through from pitching a story to producing an interview to cutting it for air.
Responsibilities: Interns should expect to participate in story meetings, generate ideas, research topics, prepare briefs for the show’s host and producers, book guests, write scripts, record interviews, edit interviews for broadcast, and help organize the daily broadcast. They should have a strong interest in news and journalism. Experience with radio techniques (i.e., microphone recording and audio editing) is preferred, but not necessary. Some administrative duties will also be required.
Time Commitment: Interns are asked to work three consecutive days per week, starting at 8 a.m. They will be required to commit to being at the station until at least 1:30 p.m. on the days they intern. It is strongly suggested that they try to work full days (until 4:30 p.m.) as this will insure they get the most out of their internship experience.
Two to three available internships: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, both 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (interns work three consecutive days, with an overlap on Wednesday.)