Environmental public radio reporting internship available for MSU students

The Knight Center is supporting a paid summer internship at Interlochen Public Radio.
It is open to students or recent graduates associated with MSU. The ideal start and end dates for this position are June 1, 2017  to August 25, 2017. However, the dates are flexible according to the intern’s availability. The deadline to apply is January 27, 2017.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for any aspiring journalist interested in public media and the environment. The intern will learn to probe people for detailed information, connect ideas and facts into a larger context, and tell stories that help people understand the natural world.

In addition to working with the staff at IPR, you will participate in a weeklong workshop run by Transom.org, a national leader in radio storytelling.
Major responsibilities will include the following:

  • Produce environmental news stories for public radio.
  • Produce related digital content.
  • Share stories with the Knight Center’s online environmental news service, Great Lakes Echo.
  • Assist in managing IPR News Radio’s daily broadcast.


  • Some training and experience, even if largely academic, in  journalism; reporting and writing.
  • Experience with digital audio recording and editing gear is helpful but can be learned at IPR.
  • A current or former student at Michigan State University, preferably one involved with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.

The position pays $1,000 per month plus housing and all meals when the cafeteria is open.
To apply and for additional information, go here and click on Current Employment Opportunities and look for Environmental News Intern.

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