Employment & Internships
No open positions at this time.
Internships at WMFE
The WMFE internship program (unpaid) is intended to provide students with the opportunity to observe and to participate in the daily activities of a public radio station, with the goal of acquiring the skills needed for broadcast employment.
The intern must be currently enrolled in an academic course or program, including but not limited to senior college, community college, advanced degree programs, or vocational schools.
Documentation that the student is receiving academic credit for the internship must be provided.
The intern must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week to participate in the program. The duration of the internship will be specified in advance. While WMFE is happy to consider all internship applications, the student must be able to meet his/her required hours between 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, there is no night or weekend work available.
WMFE is not currently involved in any local television production; therefore, internships for TV Production are not available at this time.
WMFE News Internship Program
There are two internship tracks with the news department, although exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. The two tracks are: talk show production and general news gathering.
Talk show production involves working with our Intersection program unit. Work includes: researching topics, locating and booking guests, coming up with show ideas, updating the website, feeding social media and assisting with live-show production.
General news gathering involves being assigned a story and preparing it from beginning to on-air and online for the afternoon. Work includes: researching story, finding sources, conducting interviews, writing copy, editing sound bites, preparing the story for on-air and online.
Summer Internship Program
Application period for the summer internship program is May 1 – May 15.
Fall Internship Program
Application period for the fall internship program is August 1 – August 15.
Spring Internship Program
Application period for the spring internship program is January 1 – January 15.
To apply for a WMFE internship, send an e-mail to: email@example.com. Please be sure to include your dates of availability and the type of work in which you are most interested.