Each summer, WTJU hires 4-6 paid student interns to lead our summer youth radio camps and produce lots of good radio and podcast segments.
WTJU summer internships are full-time (35-40 hours/week), paid positions for 8-12 weeks. Interns do a variety of things, depending on each student’s interests and the station’s needs. But there are a few constants:
1. Help lead WTJU’s summer youth radio camps. We host several weeks of day camps for upper elementary and middle school students. More info: https://www.wtju.net/radio-camps
2. Help with interviews & production. WTJU interns write for the ear, conduct interviews, edit audio, and produce a variety of segment types for broadcasts and podcasts heard by thousands of listeners each week.
3. Help with WTJU events, promotions, and things that need doing at the station.
No previous experience is required, though it doesn’t hurt. But if you’ve never done media production before, we’ll teach you. The key requirements for this internship are that you are dependable, genuinely curious, and communicate well.
FAQ below. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polish your resume and prepare answers to our application questions. Optional: you can also submit writing and/or audio production samples for our consideration.
Complete your application using this form: https://forms.gle/mmWhQTXDpYtGPA149
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 4.
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WTJU SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FAQ
Are these internships in-person or remote?
At this point, we are planning on them being mostly in-person, including leading in-person youth radio camps. Interns and campers must wear masks and practice distancing during in-person work. Some amount of at-home audio production work may be doable.
What’s the time period?
Total of 8-12 weeks. Interns can start as early as May 23 or as late as June 6. Interns must stay through at least July 29 and are welcome to continue working as late as August 12.
You said paid?
Yep. It’s a job. Typically 35-40 hours/week. Any current UVA student is welcome to apply (even if you’re graduating in May).
What happens after I submit my application?
WTJU staff will review your application. We’ll conduct Zoom-based interviews in early/mid February.
Is there anything that will help my application?
As noted above, the key criteria are that you are dependable, genuinely curious, and communicate well. Experience with media production helps. Experience teaching and/or working with kids helps. Understanding WTJU’s programming and values helps.
What kind of future jobs do WTJU interns get?
All sorts of things, of course. Some recent WTJU interns now work at PBS Newshour, public radio stations across the country, and more.
I still have questions!
No problem. Email us at email@example.com.