Category Archives: Radio

RTDNF scholarship applications due

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation scholarship application period closes on Jan. 15.

It only takes a few minutes to apply for one of 8 scholarships (or 4 fellowships for recent grads). In addition to up to $10,000, recipients will get to:

  • Come to Excellence in Journalism, Sept. 27-29, 2018, in Baltimore, for three days of networking, job hunting and professional training 
  • Enjoy one year of access to all RTDNA member training and resources

Available awards include:

 Recent graduates are in luck, too, with 4 fellowships available:

  • N.S. Bienstock Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Michele Clark Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Oldfield Fellowship for national security reporting
  • Minnotte Fellowship for health reporting
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Summer media fellowship in NYC

IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
June 3 – August 4, 2018

APPLICATIONS DUE: SUNDAY, DEC. 3 (Midnight Eastern Standard Time)

Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!

Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2018.

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years.

For detailed eligibility information and to learn more click here: 2018 IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP DETAILS.

APPLY NOW: 2018 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

Summer Institute on Political Journalism

Taking advantage of a Washington, DC, internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes:

  • An internship placement with a media outlet or communications firm
  • Courses for academic credit from George Mason University
  • Furnished housing located close to Metro rail stations, monuments and museums in Washington
  • Networking events, exclusive briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program

THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and provide internship placements for all participants. Your options are endless – we work with over 200 different newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations, trade publications, as well as corporate and nonprofit PR organizations.

 Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.

PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

Below you’ll find just a sampling of our past internship sites:

  • CRC Public Relations
  • Fox 5 WTTG
  • The Hill Newspaper
  • Capitol  Hill Press Offices
  • kglobal Public Relations
  • Telemundo
  • The Washington Examiner
  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Voice of America
  • WJLA TV ABC 7
  • Z Communications

ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY

Follow us on Instagram @DCinternships to read a quote every week from a program alumnus. 

APPLY TODAY – 5% Discount

Applicants for the Institute on Political Journalism are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of Dec. 5, 2017 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

 

NBC Universal scholarships for Latino students

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino students with an interest in the media and entertainment industry pursue a bachelor’s degree at a U. S. post-secondary institution. The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is sponsored by NBCUniversal and administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program will award 10 $5,000 national scholarships to qualified sophomores and juniors. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university; at least 18 years of age or older; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident; and have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcome.

Applicants must submit the following by the deadline of Nov. 6, 2017:

  • Completed online application, including submission of the following: 
    • College transcript with proof of cumulative grade point average
    • Three letters of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for each reference  

 For more information, please click here.

 

Internships for women in sports media

The Association for Women in Sports Media is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship/internship program. AWSM wants to find the nation’s most promising young women who are pursuing sports media careers.

AWSM is a non-profit organization founded as a support network and advocacy group for women in sports. It works to promote and increase diversity in sports media — and one of its hallmark programs is this summer program, which has placed more than 150 women in paid internships since 1990.

AWSM has up to 10 paid internships (all of which are supplemented by $1,000 scholarships) available to female college students who are sophomores and older. The internships fall into three categories: print/digital (reporting at a newspaper/magazine/website), broadcast journalism (production and occasionally on-air work) and media relations (PR, etc. for a team or league).

Last summer, winners spent their summers working at Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the Golf Channel, MLB.com, USA Today and CNN.

In addition to the paid internship and scholarship, recipients will receive complimentary registration and lodging for the 2018 convention.

For more information and to apply see:

http://awsmonline.org/apply-awsm-scholarshipinternship-program-oct-31/

The deadline for applications is Oct. 31.

NPR affiliate seeks “Morning Edition” producer

WVIK, Quad Cities’ NPR affiliate based at Augustana College, is seeking a “Morning Edition” producer and digital curator. As producer of WVIK’s daily broadcast of “Morning Edition” from 5-9 a.m., responsibilities include maintenance of online presence during this flagship program, as well as support for the WVIK newsroom, marketing and membership departments in their efforts to enhance the radio broadcast with additional content for online reading. Applications are due Nov. 1.

To learn more about the position and how to apply, see:

http://wvik.org/employment-opportunities

Podcasting fellowship

Students interested in political communication, podcast journalism, youth political engagement, sociology and international relations are invited to apply by Oct. 2 to be one of two Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement Fellows.  

The PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellows complete a significant audio project in civic storytelling and podcast production.

Learn how to tell and help others tell stories about how young people do politics. Create podcasts on stories about politics, rights, civic engagement and more as part of PAYCE, a binational curriculum initiative to foster deeper understanding of youth civic engagement.

PAYCE offers up to three students on campus the opportunity to serve as PAYCE Fellows in Podcast Storytelling for Civic Engagement.  Work with students from six U.S. and Palestinian campuses.  You will learn about young adult civic engagement, audio storytelling, and audio editing with Audacity software.  The site of the workshop, Drake University, is nationally and internationally recognized as an important location for citizen political engagement. Must be available J Term 2018 and for a Tuesday late afternoon class Spring 2018. Before you apply, please carefully review details about the PAYCE program below. Questions can be directed to darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu.

PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellow Requirements:

  • Participate in up to 10 hours of virtual exchange in November and December 2017. Includes two real time video conferences, discussion boards, listening and reading preparation, and email exchanges.
  • Attend workshop Jan. 4-19, 2018 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa (USA) with university students from four U.S. campuses and two Palestinian campuses. Expenses paid and independent study credit available.
  • Mentor peers on your campus within a faculty course in Spring 2018. Use the skills learned in workshop back on your campus. Work with campus faculty and Drake faculty to help your peers tell stories about civic engagement and politics in your city. Your work will contribute to an international curriculum on young adults and civic engagement. PAYCE Fellows will be expected to have availability to work intensively with peers in a university course during spring 2018; the commitment will involve approximately 30 hours over a period of three to five weeks during the semester. Ideally, Scholars will also enroll in the course of the participating faculty.
  • OPTIONAL: Invited for summer institute June 19-23. The PAYCE summer institute will gather faculty and students to discuss curriculum implementation and plan strategy for future civic engagement initiatives. Scholars selected to attend will be invited and have expenses paid by the program. This is not required.

Desired qualifications and characteristics:

  • Ability to arrive on time and stay until the end of the workshop. Willingness to implement the curriculum with on-campus faculty member in spring 2018
  • Interest in and knowledge of how young adults (age 15-30) participate in advocacy, politics, social issues, and other forms of civic engagement
  • Previous experience with Audacity or similar audio editing (desired but not necessary)
  • Interest in listening to other young adult experiences and telling stories about them
  • Interest in comparing Palestinian and American political systems and how young adults interact with them
  • Respectful of others’ opinions
  • Takes initiative, works collaboratively and independently
  • Good English comprehension
  • Excellent ability to provide and receive feedback
  • Willingness to become knowledgeable of the workshop goals and objectives.
  • Confidence to ask clarifying questions to ensure a successful creation of audio podcasts

As a scholar, you will receive:

  • Opportunity to develop meaningful connections with students and faculty from Palestinian and American Universities
  • Learn about a typical and significant U.S. site for studying American politics where the U.S. presidential race begins (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Skills in interviewing, audio editing, crafting clear stories, supervising projects.
  • All expenses paid for travel and costs related to workshop
  • Possible independent study college credit (3 hours) from their home campus.
  • Connection with a transnational network of peer tutors working together in Spring 2018 and Summer 2018.

How to Apply

October 2 deadline. To apply, send resume, including one academic reference from your campus, and letter of interest detailing qualifications and why you are interested in the PAYCE audio project and civic stories podcast curriculum to Darcie Vandegrift (Darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu).