Internships at Louisville Public Media
Louisville Public Media offers internships to college students. Internships are available in various departments throughout the year. Please monitor this page for new information about internships with WFPL, WUOL and WFPK.
For information about our internship program or to apply, please contact Internship Coordinator Kelly Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-814-6525. All applications must include a resume and cover letter stating to which internship(s) you are applying. Additional materials may be required – see below.
Classical 90.5 Intern
The Classical 90.5 Intern will work to promote Classical 90.5 by writing blog posts and articles for the website and social media. The intern will also learn how to organize and maintain the classical music library at Louisville Public Media. The intern will work independently to update the Music Master database and should think creatively about how to organize a music library.
The schedule is flexible, but applicants should be available to assist with the Listener Request show on Fridays from 1-5 PM. The Classical 90.5 Program Director will supervise the internship and assign other projects as they arise. Download the full Classical 90.5 Intern Job Description [pdf] for more details
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Email a resume and cover letter to apply.
WFPL Newsroom Intern
The WFPL 89.3 Newsroom intern will spend the first part of the internship shadowing the News Director and staff reporters, observing interviews, writing copy, editing, and taping news stories. During the remainder of the internship you will directly assist with writing stories, gathering sound and interviews and working with staff on editing and producing news content.
Interns will also help produce news segments and hour-long news specials. These tasks include researching show topics, reporting topic information, tracking possible guests, and developing guest bios. Production aspects include call screening and presentation, and assisting show producer.
Applicants should have a career goal of entering journalism and have a strong interest in current affairs. Applicants are expected to be computer literate and possess strong communication skills. Transportation is a plus. As an intern with 89.3 WFPL you will develop strong writing and editing skills. You will also learn the function of local news, production and on-air skills (using both digital and analog equipment) and the role of public radio in its community.
This internship requires a minimum of nine hours per week (in at least 3-hour blocks of time) for eight weeks. Hours are arranged for mutual convenience between the News Director and intern. This internship is for Junior and Senior college students only. A writing sample of no more than one page must be included with your application. The deadline to submit an application for the 2014 fall semester internship is Monday, August 25, 2014.
Internships at Louisville Public Media are unpaid. Credit is available to students in an established internship program through his/her school. It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her school to see if school credit is a possibility.