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Tue July 29, 2014
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A WLRN Intern?
Your local public radio station is on the hunt for fall interns. Interested? Here's the deal:
WLRN-Miami Herald News offers interns significant professional experience in a supportive environment. These are not coffee-making internships.
If selected, you'll get to work with some of the most innovative, most passionate (and wackiest) professionals in the industry -- scroll to the bottom of this post for proof -- and receive helpful career guidance throughout your experience.
Internships last 12 weeks, and each intern will receive a stipend.
Digital internship (1 slot)
WLRN's digital internship offers students the chance to learn how to run a news website and how to conceive stories across different platforms. Interns will work closely with WLRN's digital editor, building posts for web and social-media profiles, and participating in interactivity projects and audience engagement.
Interns will have opportunities to pitch and work with reporters to translate radio pieces into visual storytelling, turn radio spots into news pieces for the web, and aid in conceptualizing and executing WLRN's award-winning special projects and series. Most importantly, they will learn the importance of community engagement in a public-radio environment.
Skills acquired from the WLRN digital internship will include news and feature writing, journalistic photo and video editing, radio production, web production and social-media management. Interest in news writing, feature writing and multimedia storytelling is required. Knowledge of AP Style and copy-editing skills preferred. Experience with photo and video editing, web design or programming languages is also a plus.
Radio internship (1 slot)
Radio interns who join our newsroom are trusted with the responsibilities of a general assignment reporter or producer. They pitch their own story ideas, do background research, arrange and conduct interviews with sources, write stories for web and air, and produce audio packages.
Feedback and support are given through staff mentorships and strategic coaching. By working with staff reporters and editors, and attending workshops in the newsroom, interns develop professional journalistic skills and receive career training and advice.
Successful candidates will have a solid understanding of journalism and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. Audio journalism experience is preferred.
You must specify in the subject line whether you are applying for a radio or a digital internship.
Digital: Submit three writing samples and a cover letter stating professional goals and interests, along with a resume and links to any multimedia work. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Aug. 18.
Radio: Submit three audio journalism samples, a cover letter stating professional goals and interests, along with a resume to email@example.com by Monday, Aug. 22.