STUDENTS: Apply now for WTJU summer 2023 internships!

Each summer, WTJU hires 4-6 paid student interns to lead our summer youth radio camps, produce lots of good radio and podcast segments, and run sound & video for live performances at our stage.

WTJU summer internships are full-time (~35 hours/week), paid positions for 8-12 weeks. WTJU has two internship tracks – 1) Audio Production and 2) Music and Live Sound & Video.

Audio Production interns conduct interviews, cut tape, research, score & mix audio pieces, and publish & promote podcasts. Music and Live Sound & Video interns set up and run sound and video tech for live musical performances and dop post-production mastering of live audio and video recordings. A student may apply to do either or both of these tracks. Students in both internship tracks help lead WTJU’s summer radio camps.

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.

WTJU internships are open to all current undergraduates.

DEADLINES:

Early Decision: Apply by February 14 to ensure consideration for early decision.

Regular Decision: We will evaluate applications as they come in until March 31. Apply sooner to improve chances of being accepted.

TO APPLY:

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/DxwF7zy6fS5eooVp7

FAQ below. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to email us at wtjuinternships@virginia.edu.

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WTJU SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FAQ

What’s the time period?
Total of 8-12 weeks. Interns can start as early as May 22 or as late as June 5. Interns must stay through at least July 28 and are welcome to continue working as late as August 11.

I really like kids and want to help with camps, but I’m tied up part of the summer. Can I work on just the camps?
Email us at wtjuinternships@virginia.edu and let’s talk.

You said paid?
Yep. It’s a job. Typically 35ish hours/week at $15/hour. Any current undergraduate student is welcome to apply (even if you’re graduating in May).

What happens after I submit my application?
WTJU staff will review all applications received by February 14 for our Early Decision cycle. After that date, we will review applications on a rolling basis until March 31 for our Regular Decision cycle. To ensure consideration, please apply sooner than March 31. For both decision cycles, we will conduct interviews via Zoom.

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.

Is there a remote option for internships?
WTJU internships are primarily in-person. That said, a bit of work-from-home audio production work may be doable.

What kind of future jobs do WTJU interns get?
All sorts of things, of course. Some recent WTJU interns now work at PBS NewsHour, NPR’s Morning Edition, VPM, audio/video production companies, and more.

I still have questions!
No problem. Email us at wtjuinternships@virginia.edu.

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