Alabama Public Radio internships available – APPLY NOW

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!)

https://www.apr.org/post/selling-kids-being-lgbtq-bible-belt

https://www.apr.org/post/believers-alabamians-remember-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-and-robert-e-lee-0

REQUIREMENTS

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.

TO APPLY

For news department internships, send an e-mail to Stan Ingold at singold@apr.org including your resume and class schedule.

DEPARTMENTS:

News:

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

 

Programming/Production:

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

 

Nonprofit Sector News (NSN) seeks Summer 2020 Interns

Nonprofit Sector News (NSN), a new nonprofit news organization, seeks journalism interns (half-time or full-time) for Summer 2020. NSN has three functions,* the core one being original journalism (news, features, investigative) on nonprofits of all kinds all over the USA, and supplying
that news, as a kind of news service, free to U.S. news media on all platforms through an emailed newsletter. (NSN is for other journalists and the general public. It is not a trade publication for nonprofit employees or boards, unlike Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly, etc.).

NSN needs you! (Especially if you had a summer internship canceled, maybe you need NSN!)

Interns will be given choices of story ideas and also will be able to propose story ideas. Interns will work from home, conducting background research and interviews using telephones, email, Zoom/Skype/etc., Internet searches, and website visits. Students will: be given introductory information about covering nonprofits, get editing and feedback on their writing, be able to ask
NSN questions as they are working on stories, and be asked to suggest media outlets that their stories be sent to. NSN will fully cooperate with universities that can award academic credit for the internship. (As a startup nonprofit, internships will be unpaid, at least this year. Sorry.) Interns also will also be able to use NSN Editor/E.D. Dr. Dane S. Claussen as a reference.

Students should send a letter of application, a resume (including at least three journalism references such as professors or editors)—both as email attachments—and scans of, or links to, your best five stories published/posted in commercial and/or student news media to NSN. Your application letter should state why you want to intern for NSN and, preferably, your story ideas.

Apply to: Dr. Dane S. Claussen, Nonprofit Sector News, nonprofitsectornews@gmail.com.
(Do not apply through NSN’s LinkedIn page or Facebook page.)
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*NSN also reposts (on social media and by email) important and/or interesting journalism, from other news organizations, about nonprofits. (See our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.) Eventually, NSN will begin working to generally increase and improve all news media coverage of nonprofit organizations.

Summer and Fall Internships are now available in the Tuscaloosa area for JCM majors and minors

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer or fall internships in the Tuscaloosa area should click on one of the links below to get more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Internship in various news, sports, photography, video, editing and web content areas are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Internships in all areas are available at WVUA television. For information on contacts to apply, click here.

Alabama Public Radio offers internships in both news and production areas. For complete information click here.

 

 

Summer and Fall internships available at WVUA TV

Internship applications are now being accepted at WVUA television for Summer 2 term and for the fall semester 2020.

For application information, please contact Steve Diorio, sdiorio@wvua23.com.

To obtain academic credit, after you are accepted, you will need to submit the Student Information Form and the station will need to submit the Supervisor Information Form to Prof. Dan Meissner, dmeissner@ua.edu so you can receive an override to register for credit.

The forms can be found on the department’s internship page: https://jcm.ua.edu/internships/news-and-sports-media/

Please apply as soon as possible.

Apply Now for 2020 Summer and/or Fall Internships at the Tuscaloosa News

JCM382 Internship
at The Tuscaloosa News 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Below is a checklist of items students must submit in order to apply for a Journalism & Creative Media Department coordinated internship at The Tuscaloosa News. Students should have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JCM303 (or JN311) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking an internship for academic credit. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media.

TO APPLY, submit the following items to Dan Meissner, Internship Coordinator, VIA EMAIL at dmeissner@ua.edu.

—A letter of application addressed to Mr. Ken Roberts, City Editor, The Tuscaloosa News, 315 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. The letter should outline:

–your reasons for wanting the internship
–the number of hours per week you can work
–the area(s) in which you desire to work (more areas improve chances but be willing to accept any for which you apply)
–your experience and qualifications

Your letter should be formatted as a professional business letter.
Do not send the letter to the News; submit it and your other material to Prof. Meissner via email.

— Your current resume

— Several (3-5) examples of your journalistic work. If you have professional or student publication clips, submit these. If you do not have published work, submit outstanding examples from class assignments.

All the above items should be submitted as soon as possible. We will check the applications and forward those that are eligible to The Tuscaloosa News for review.

IF ACCEPTED, you will be expected to meet with your supervisor to discuss your schedule and job assignments and submit the following items to the Journalism & Creative Media Department.
–Completed Student Information Form
–Completed Supervisor Information Form

After these items are received, you will be given an override to register for the internship class, JN/JCM382. When registering, be careful to select the proper number of hours from the credit hour box. Contact Dan Meissner, Internship Coordinator, for more information: dmeissner@ua.edu.

 

 2020 Internship Opportunities at The Tuscaloosa News
for U of A Journalism & Creative Media Department Students

Purpose and conditions:
The Tuscaloosa News offers opportunities for University of Alabama students to work in the newsroom on supervised projects that will better prepare them for jobs in journalism upon their graduation. These projects will also benefit the operations of The Tuscaloosa News.

Student interns must be enrolled in the internship course to participate in an internship at The Tuscaloosa News. UA Journalism & Creative Media students must have completed JN311/JCM303-News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade, have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and have successfully completed at least 45 credit hours. The Tuscaloosa News will not assume workplace liability for students or provide any employer benefits. Students who are working outside the newspaper office must provide their own transportation and provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. Interns must sign a standard intern contract that sets out the expectations conditions of the internship. Students successfully completing the internship will receive a stipend of $250 paid through their university account to assist in internship expenses such as gas, etc. Credit hours to be received should be determined in consultation with the internship coordinator in the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Students are responsible for tuition costs for credit received.

The Tuscaloosa News agrees to provide a focused experience for students who will work with a supervisor on staff. The supervisor will evaluate the student’s work on a continuing basis through the semester, and provide written assessments at the midpoint of the term and at the end.

Students must submit their internship application, a letter of application indicating internship areas of interest, copies of past journalistic work and any other required materials through the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media Department. The department will screen applications to verify academic eligibility and forward them to The Tuscaloosa News for review. Applicants may be asked to interview with representatives from the newspaper.

Important Note: Students generally work an average of 12 to 20 hours per week when interning during spring and fall semesters and 15 to 30 hours (or more) during the 10-week summer term. Working fewer hours may not provide for enough supervisor contact and work time to provide the continuity necessary for a beneficial learning experience for the student and for The Tuscaloosa News. Students will work a schedule at The Tuscaloosa News that will be flexible and developed around the student’s class schedule.

University of Alabama Journalism & Creative Media students should submit their applications to Dan Meissner, in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Course forms for registration in JN382 will be provided to accepted applicants.

Internship Opportunities Include:

General Assignment Reporting
Interns will write general assignment stories and will cover events throughout the community. Interns will also have an opportunity to suggest story ideas.

Feature Writing
Interns will write feature stories about the community, profile people in the community and will be actively involved in developing and suggesting story ideas.

Sports Reporting
Interns may cover a variety of sports-related high school events, local college and community college events, write sports features and take calls for game reports.

Multi-media Copy Editing / Online Digital Content
Interns will edit print stories, compile and post multimedia news and feature content, create online galleries and upload material to the design production system. Students may also assist in online design.

Social Media
Interns will promote online awareness through a variety of social media applications. Updating information channels throughout the day and creating community awareness of information in a coordinated manner will be paramount, as will developing web and other visual content, as appropriate.

Photographer and/or videographer
Interns will work with staff photographers learning the day to day aspects of community visual journalism. Students will be able to shoot photographs of community events, prep sports and standalone feature photos for use in print and on the website. Students may produce video for use on websites and may also be asked to assist on larger scale shoots such as fashion and architectural shoots for Tuscaloosa Magazine.

Entertainment Reporting
Interns will write stories and reviews for entertainment events, interview and profile performance artists and cover other components of the Tuscaloosa area’s lively entertainment and food scene.

Tuscaloosa Magazine
Interns will assist in the planning and organizing the production of the periodic full-color magazine. Duties may include a variety of functions depending on the intern’s skills and the production cycle of the magazine at the time of the internship. This is generally limited to returning interns.

 

Summer internship open in Atlanta area

Decaturish.com will accept applications for its paid summer internship through March 15, 2020.

Applications are open to all high school and college students with an interest in studying journalism. The person who qualifies will be paid $1,000 for the summer for a duration that will be determined based on that person’s school schedule. Generally, the internship lasts eight to 10 weeks. Journalism students and majors are preferred, but we will consider any qualified applicant who shows an interest.

Applications should be mailed to editor@decaturish.com. The application should include a cover letter, a resume, three to five writing samples and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic adviser.

People who want to participate in this internship should be prepared to write a minimum of three stories per week and be available to cover assignments on some weekends. The successful applicant must also be comfortable working in a virtual newsroom. While there will be opportunities for face-to-face meetings and shadowing reporters, most of the communication will be done via email and phone calls, so prompt and timely communication will be essential.

We will offer you a range of assignments and experiences, from covering community events and public meetings to writing in-depth features. You will be under the guidance of an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of experience. We will try to tailor the internship to your interests whenever the opportunity arises.

If you have additional questions, please contact the editor a editor@decaturish.com.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your applications.

WBHM Birmingham radio announces internships

Internship application is now open at WBHM 90.3 FM in Birmingham, Ala.

Interns are students currently enrolled in high school or college, or recent graduates who have been out of school for less than a year. Interns will work for school credit. A faculty advisor will be involved, and WBHM staff will report to the advisor on a regular basis.

All interns can expect ongoing feedback and coaching presented in a respectful manner. Interns and adult learners will be evaluated at the end of the semester. At this time, the option of an additional semester will be reviewed by WBHM if the intern/adult learner wishes to continue. After the additional semester, and at WBHM’s sole discretion, interns/adult learners may continue to intern with WBHM and the possibility of payment for hours worked may be considered.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interns and adult learners must work at least 15 hours/week on a set schedule.
  • Interns must commit to a semester-long internship. WBHM follows UAB’s academic calendar.
  • WBHM has a business casual dress code. Interns and adult learners are expected to look neat and professional.

TO APPLY

  • For news department internships, fill out the WBHM News Internship Application and e-mail to gigi@wbhm.org along with a resume and cover letter.
  • Applications for the fall are due on August 9.
  • For all other internships, email the point person for that department (see below).

 

DEPARTMENTS:

News: 
News interns will work with WBHM’s news director and reporters to help produce local news content for radio and WBHM.org. Interns will learn how to do interviews, how to use audio recording equipment and editing programs, and how to produce their own original spots and sound-rich features for broadcast and digital platforms. Strong digital skills are a plus. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and the WBHM News Internship Application to News Director Gigi Douban at gigi@wbhm.org.

Programming/Production:
Programming/Production interns will work primarily with WBHM’s Program Director producing promos and/or short features to air on WBHM. Using digital editing, they will ultimately be responsible for conceiving, writing, editing and mixing their work, the goal being to air on WBHM. They may also record audio in the field as well. Additional work could include working with the automations system and audio consoles. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Michael Krall at michael@wbhm.org.

 

Seattle PBS station seeks visual journalism editor

Visual Journalism Editor

March 13, 2019

Coordinate the work of Cascade Public Media’s local Content teams in order to create a consistent and distinctive visual approach and strategy to the rich mix of multimedia journalism for KCTS9 public television and Crosscut. Foster a culture of collaboration and innovation in pursuit of reaching a broad and diverse audience, and creating a bright future for public media in our increasingly digital world.

Qualified applicants please apply here.

Cascade Public Media strives to promote diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our content and across all of our brands. Diversity is more than a commitment—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

SCOPE OF POSITION

The Visual Journalism Editor is a highly organized digital media expert who coordinates the work of our multimedia content teams in the development, production and distribution of local stories for KCTS9 public television and Crosscut. The Editor is responsible for overseeing Photo and Editing staff, along with serving as key influence over Video Producers. The role is aimed at pulling together and harmonizing Cascade Public Media’s innovations and best practices around how we tell stories in video, photos and multimedia for digital uses, while maintaining excellence for our broadcast, digital and emerging audiences.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

I. Manage

  1. Work to grow and support newsroom behaviors in developing a consistently high-quality stream of multimedia content
  2. Directly oversee the team of video editors and staff photographers
  3. Manage weekly visual production meetings and daily editorial check-ins, manage story budget and enforce deadlines
  4. Manage visual journalism budget. Responsible for production equipment allocation
  5. Liaise with company’s legal department and outside counsel regarding various visual issues

II. Collaborate

  1. Co-drive an ambitious vision for doing more within the visual storytelling space alongside the Content, Digital and Marketing teams to evolve new digital experiences and special projects
  2. Demonstrate and apply understanding of digital newsgathering, storytelling and audience-engagement innovation
  3. Work with the section editors to champion the use of innovative storytelling techniques and platforms

III. Develop

  1. Work with the Executive Editor to create a culture of mutual respect, support and collaboration in the Cascade Public Media newsroom
  2. Develop an effective and efficient workflow for CPM visual storytelling
  3. Inspire and mentor our visual teams to advance through timely and constructive input, and professional development opportunities
  4. Develop a culture where data is used daily to measure performance of our local content, and to inform story angles, experimentation and future planning
  5. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in broadcasting, journalism, communications, new media, business or a related field or equivalent experience required; advanced study or a graduate degree preferred
  2. At least eight years of experience producing and directing broadcast and journalistic multimedia content in a deadline-oriented environment
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of content production in a multi-platform environment, including broadcast and digital
  4. Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with peers; significant experience organizing and managing multiple priorities, and in developing and managing projects
  5. Experience with digital media platforms and programming approaches with new models of content creation
  6. Experience negotiating agreements and developing/managing financial resources
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills for building and fostering key internal and external business relationships, as well as the ability to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
  8. Ability to continuously improve processes and systems
  9. Enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing journalism environment
  10. Deep understanding of journalism ethics and practices, with nonprofit or public media experience preferred
  11. Experience with AVID, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro, After Effects, Canon C100, C300, Canon 5D dSLR, a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington State driver license
  2. Ability to work a varied schedule, including evening, weekends and some holidays required
  3. Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
  4. Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
  5. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background.