General Internship Information
KUOW offers individuals the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the production of public radio through unpaid internships. An internship requires a commitment to regularly scheduled hours. A unique schedule is developed for each intern, which will reflect the needs of the department they are working with and the intern's availability.
Internships open up as they become available. Your application will be kept on file for six months. To apply, use the secure, online forms linked below. If you are interested in more than one area, please submit an application for each internship. Before beginning, have your resume and a brief letter explaining your interest and availability ready for submission.
Please direct any questions to Becky Handshew. Thanks for your interest!
This internship provides basic skills for producing public affairs programming such as assisting with the production of live, call–in programs or reporting news for local broadcast. Specific duties may include writing, interviewing, call screening, digital audio editing, field recording and technical direction. Other duties may include assisting with program archiving, editorial planning, research, listener inquiries, topic/guest selection, and booking. Applicants are encouraged to have strong communication and organization skills, a familiarity with current events and an appreciation for public broadcasting.
Candidates must be able to commit to at least eight hours per week. The web internship involves packaging news and programming for an online audience. The intern will work with web producers who are responsible for all activities on KUOW.org, KUOW2.org and NWNewsNetwork.org. The intern's duties will include light copyediting; fact–checking as needed; formatting transcripts and show promotions; and selecting and formatting photos and graphics. Special projects may be assigned as the internship progresses.