For WLRN News, I’m [your name] in Miami: Seeking 2024 interns
Ten current members of the WLRN News staff are former interns. That says a lot about how important our internship program is as a pipeline of talent into our newsroom — and talent is what we’re after.
WLRN News is seeking up to four talented journalists to join us for our 2024 spring and summer internships.
We are a small but mighty team that punches above our weight, and we rely on our interns to help us cover the constant inundation of news that South Florida is known for. That means, in this position, you’ll be pitching, reporting and producing stories for our radio newscasts, public affairs programs and WLRN.org.
In recent years, our interns have assisted with coverage of some of the biggest news stories in the region, including the 2018 Parkland school shooting, the 2021 condominium collapse in Surfside, elections and hurricanes. Some of our interns’ stories have even gone national on NPR and radio programs like Marketplace.
Throughout the experience, you’ll receive training, coaching and mentorship from our team of top-notch journalists (follow us on Twitter!).We also provide audio recording equipment that’s yours to keep.
For the spring, we will welcome either one full-time intern or two part-time interns, depending on candidate interest and availability. We will hire two full-time interns for the summer.
Internships are 12 weeks, and pay is $16 per hour.
- Solid understanding of journalism and journalism ethics
- Demonstrated interest in pursuing journalism professionally
- Interest in the news, writing and multimedia storytelling
- Familiarity with WLRN Public Media
- Familiarity with AP Style and ability to meet deadline
- South Florida residency required
- Your own, reliable transportation
PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience with audio, photo, video editing or web design/programming
- Familiarity with public media journalistic values
Please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for two professional references and three samples of your journalistic work (these can be audio, web, print or multimedia reporting projects) to Director of Enterprise Journalism Jessica Bakeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please specify in the subject line if you are applying for spring or summer 2024. If you'd like to apply for both, please specify.
Deadline to apply for spring is 4:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023. Internship will begin in January.
Applications for summer are due by 4:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. Internship will begin in May or June.
ABOUT WLRN PUBLIC MEDIA
WLRN is an award-winning public radio and television station and winner of the national Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Digital for 2022 and Overall Excellence in Large Market Radio for 2021. We are based in Miami and cover South Florida from the Palm Beaches to Key West. We are Florida’s largest public radio station. WLRN News is a daily broadcast news operation providing multimedia news, storytelling and analysis for WLRN 91.3 FM, 91.5 FM in the Florida Keys, 101.9 in the Palm Beaches, 105.5 WOLL HD-2 in Hobe Sound, WLRN.org, social media and podcasts.
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