Alabama Public Radio offers an opportunity for a hands-on learning experience working alongside national and international award winning journalists on a daily basis. Alabama Public Radio serves the citizens of Alabama to bring them the news they need to build a stronger community. Our goal is to provide our student interns with a unique opportunity to hone their skills as journalists, which makes them employable. We do 107 minutes of news casting per week and 60% of that copy is written by our interns. We put specific emphasis on writing, interviewing and audio production in the newsroom. Our Interns work alongside the full time staff on long term projects and day to day assignments throughout the station and will work on their own independent projects. Internships are available in APR’s news, marketing, and programming and music departments.
Interns are students currently enrolled at the University of Alabama. Interns have the option to volunteer or work for school credit. Work done for school credit should be set up along with a faculty advisor and the APR internship coordinator.
Here are a couple of links to recent stories by current student members of the team. The one titled “The Believers” recently won an international Gold in the New York Festivals radio competition (APR’s 135th award since I became news director—go team!)
Interns must commit to a semester-long internship.
Internships run with the University of Alabama academic calendar.
APR has a dress code that is business casual. Interns are expected to appear neat and professional.
For news department internships, send an e-mail to Stan Ingold at email@example.com including your resume and class schedule.
News interns will work with Alabama Public Radio’s national and international award winning news team to help produce local news content for radio and our website www.apr.org . Interns will learn how to write well under deadline pressure, conduct interviews, how to use audio recording equipment and editing software, and how to produce their own original spots and sound-rich features for broadcast and our website. All of these skills make you employable in the industry. The following are a few skills you gain as an ops assistant at APR:
- Writing well under deadline pressure
- Audio Editing
- Conducting interviews
- Working with a team
- Story development
- Feature Reporting
- Voice Work
- Learning how to work with a news team in a professional setting
- Learning to collaborate with other departments within the Digital Media Center
Have you ever wondered how the content of your favorite radio station is put out over the airwaves? Well, the person who makes this happen is the operations manager or program director. As an operations assistant intern at Alabama Public Radio, you’ll gain hands-on experience that will make you more marketable in a competitive job industry. The following are a few skills you gain as an ops assistant at APR:
- The basics of how to operate sound boards in production rooms
- Becoming a better creative/promotional writer via website and social media postings on APR platforms
- Learning the basics of editing audio in Adobe Audition (mixdowns, normalize, hard limiter, fade-ins and fade-outs)
- Ability to import content into ENCO automation system using a specific coded format
- Knowledge of how to get Allegiance Traffic software to show up in a DAD playlist
- Knowledge of how to generate and make manual changes to daily playlists/build a mini playlist
- Understanding of how changes made to clocks in Scheduling Wizard effects day-to-day playlists (content cut numbers, commands and transitions)
- ability to download, format and edit content from APR content distributors
- Knowledge of APR content and program schedule
- Understanding of the flow of a standard NPR clock/program