WUIS is currently looking for Interns in the following 4 departments:
- Appreciation and understanding of public media.
- Demonstrated writing and communication skills.
- Additional qualifications may apply for certain departmental internships.
Please be prepared to provide:
- Cover Letter
Working with an intern coordinator, the intern will be responsible for various tasks ranging from checking for daily press releases and doing story research to attending press conferences, gathering audio, rewriting stories to working on long-term assignments that can appear online and potentially be broadcast on WUIS.
This intern will also be responsible for a variety of weekly tasks assisting the program director with almost all aspects of programming WUIS. Such tasks may include contact with listeners, producing podcasts, working with the station automation system and public radio system-wide network (Content Depot), and off-air production work with the potential of on-air broadcast. This intern will likely work in conjunction with the Web Intern(s).
The New Media intern will learn the various systems which WUIS uses to maintain wuis.org and will be at the disposal of all departments to update and maintain the station website. He/She will be asked for creative input for expanding the station’s new media development. This intern will likely work in conjunction with both the Programming Intern(s) and the Marketing Intern(s).
The primary function of this intern is to handle detailed planning of promotional and stewardship events, including their execution and strategic evaluation. It will also include community contact, media production, public relations, new media development and database management. This intern will likely work in conjunction with the New Media Intern(s) and Programming Intern(s).
Summer 2009 Interns
Luke Runyon, Production
About Me: Hello, my name is Luke Runyon and I am the production intern at WUIS this summer! I am a Senior at UIS, graduating next year with a degree in Communication. I’ve grown up listening to public radio so to hear my own voice coming from the speakers has been a surreal experience. Working at WUIS gives me the real-world and practical experience I’ll need to compete in the competitive media job market. Eventually, I would love to be working full-time for a public radio station, doing either news reporting or production work.
My Work for WUIS: As the production intern I do a lot of work behind the scenes at WUIS. One of my weekly duties is to prepare a weekly podcast, "Best of Sunday Night Music", that features some of the music programs featured on WUIS. I also go out onto the streets of Springfield each Wednesday to get the opinions of Central Illinoisans on current issues in "Person on the Street". To listen, just click on the links below!
- Best of Sunday Night Music Podcast
- Person on the Street (May 27, 2009)
- Person on the Street (June 3, 2009)
Nicole Calcagno, Development
About Me: Hi, I'm Nicole Calcagno. I am the development intern at WUIS for the summer. I am a senior at UIS hailing from the northwest side of Chicago. I plan to graduate next year with a degree in Communications and a minor in Political Science. Ever since I was a child I have known radio was the route for me, which I began pursuing after high school. Before this internship, I worked at a college radio station and two commercial radio companies. In my previous experiences, I have been "on-air" and never seen how development and marketing really works for a station. Working with WUIS gives me a whole new outlook and experience in the radio field that will make me well rounded when pursuing jobs in the future. I am really happy to be interning at WUIS. Public radio is an amazing thing and I have always had an interest in it.
My Work for WUIS: I will post some video clips as the summer goes on.
Adam Spencer, News Reporting
About Me: Hello, I'm Adam Spencer and I’m the news intern at WUIS for the summer. I will be a Sophomore at the University of Missouri this fall, where I am majoring in convergence journalism. My career goal is to work at ESPN, and this internship has opened many doors for me. In addition to covering stories involving the Springfield City Council and other happenings around the Springfield area, I have covered a girls' soccer state tournament and the LPGA State Farm Classic.
My Work for WUIS: Check out my clips from my sports coverage below!
- LPGA Tournament (Script)
- Girl's State Soccer (Script)
- Kristy McPherson (LPGA Participant) (Script)
- In-Kyung Kim (LPGA Winner) (Script)