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Internships at WBHM

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Darrell McCalla, WBHM

UPDATE: We are not currently accepting internship applications due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

WBHM internships offer a unique opportunity for a hands-on learning experience in a vibrant, community-oriented media organization.

Our goal is to provide interns with a meaningful work experience that builds skills. Interns and adult learners assist staff with projects and assignments throughout the station and will work on their own independent projects.

Interns are students currently enrolled in high school or college, or recent graduates who have been out of school for less than a year. Interns will work for school credit. A faculty advisor will be involved, and WBHM staff will report to the advisor on a regular basis.

Adult learners are those who have been out of school for over a year, but still wish to have an internship-style experience at WBHM. No credit or compensation will be offered.

All interns/adult learns can expect ongoing feedback and coaching presented in a respectful manner. Interns and adult learners will be evaluated at the end of the semester. At this time, the option of an additional semester will be reviewed by WBHM if the intern/adult learner wishes to continue. After the additional semester, and at WBHM’s sole discretion, interns/adult learners may continue to intern with WBHM and the possibility of payment for hours worked may be considered.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interns and adult learners must work at least 15 hours/week on a set schedule.
  • Interns must commit to a semester-long internship. WBHM follows UAB’s academic calendar.
  • WBHM has a business casual dress code. Interns and adult learners are expected to look neat and professional.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Programming/Production:
Programming/Production interns will work primarily with WBHM’s Program Director producing promos and/or short features to air on WBHM. Using digital editing, they will ultimately be responsible for conceiving, writing, editing and mixing their work, the goal being to air on WBHM. They may also record audio in the field as well. Additional work could include working with the automations system and audio consoles. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Michael Krall at michael@wbhm.org.

Engineering:
Engineering and operations interns work with the technical side of the radio station. This could be with the automation system, audio consoles, routing systems, computers, satellite receivers, studio transmitter links and audio recording. Interns would learn about FCC rules and regulations concerning radio broadcasting and what the station engineers and operations staff have to do to maintain compliance. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Darrell McCalla at darrell@wbhm.org.