Paid public radio internship for MSU students or recent MSU grads

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism is underwriting another paid fulltime internship at Interlochen Public Radio for an MSU student or recent MSU graduate.
This is a great opportunity for someone interested in public radio or environmental issues.
One of the station’s reporters is an MSU J-School alum who once had this internship.
It runs at least 15 weeks, ideally beginning in September, with some flexibility on timing. The deadline to apply is April 23, 2021.

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. You will be encouraged to travel northern Michigan and find stories nobody else is telling.
Major responsibilities include:
  • Produce environmental news stories for public radio audiences in northern Michigan and beyond.
  • 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 journalism training and experience, even if largely in the classroom, is helpful.
  • 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 provides a $400 weekly stipend plus housing and meals when the dining hall is open.

Required documents for application: cover letter/letter of interest, resume, samples of work and three references.

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