We exist to help people become deeply informed about the issues that affect their lives, better prepared to make decisions and more engaged in our community.
The intern is trained in the basics of our news operation, writing stories for both radio and web. For advanced candidates, the intern functions as an additional reporter.
The intern will learn to record and playback on the digital recording medium; learn basic editing skills in digital media; be taught broadcast style writing; learn to write and read a newscast to time; go out with a reporter to a press conference at least once during the semester; learn how to update the news page on the St. Louis Public Radio website; incorporate their writing, producing, and broadcasting skills into their final project.
Advanced interns will learn how to conduct telephone interviews and to produce them. The intern may be asked to conduct interviews in the field or to attend news conferences. Throughout the semester, the intern may also be asked to assist anchors in producing newscasts.
The intern can expect to walk away with a portfolio of digital stories and at least one substantial radio story.
This internship will be for 30 hours per week for three to four months every semester. Summer internships start in early June through end of August or early September. Compensation will be provided.