Loyola University / Communication Internships

Radio/Production: Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Interns play a vital role in the show’s production, and have a unique opportunity to get “behind the scenes” of radio journalism. Interns handle both administrative and production duties. General office tasks may include making audio copies, photocopying, mail runs, and updating guest lists. As interns become more proficient in general responsibilities, other duties may include logging tape, learning digital editing, assisting with studio recordings, doing research for radio pieces and interviews, maintaining digital archives, and creating website updates. All interns are welcomed and encouraged to participate in planning meetings, where interview possibilities are discussed and most editorial decisions are made.

Internships are flexible, and can be adjusted to suit an individual’s needs. Interns can earn college credit, or volunteer their time in exchange for the opportunity to learn about public radio. The minimum time commitment for a fall internship is 10 hours/week; 15 hours/week is preferred. Interns may take two weeks off, with at least 2 weeks’ advanced notice to staff.

Some of the characteristics WYPR seeks in volunteers include: creativity, a willingness to learn, the ability to work with others in a professional environment, and a passion for public radio. The importance of a strong work ethic and a willingness to approach independent projects over time cannot be overstressed.

See the application process below, and visit the show's website at www.marylandmorning.org

For more information, contact:
John Notarianni
jnotarianni@wypr.org or 410 735 1612.

Sheilah Kast host
skast@wypr.org or 410 735 1601

Applications for the Fall 2008 internship with Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast may be e-mailed no later than Friday September 12th at noon. To apply by e-mail, send applications to the following e-mail address: MdMorning@wypr.org

Subject lines should read “INTERN APPLICATION, Fall 2008.” Please attach the following, each in a separate Microsoft Word (.doc) document

- Cover letter and resume, including the names, titles, and telephone numbers of two references. Also include a description of your familiarity with computers, sound recording, digital and analog recording (Please note: technical familiarity is NOT a pre-requisite for an internship.)
- A personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to intern with this program.

Volunteers wishing to submit their application in paper format may also include the same documents listed above. Mailed applications must be postmarked by September 10th, 2008. To apply via postal mail, send TWO (2) applications to the following address:

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
WYPR 88.1 FM
2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218