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Want to learn about Texas Public Radio from the inside out? TPR accepts applications for internships throughout the year. Interns at TPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities and work alongside TPR professionals to do meaningful work.
Students (undergraduate or graduate) or those who have graduated no more than 12 months prior and who are authorized to work in the United States, are eligible to apply for TPR internships.These positions may be project-based, or may last the length of a school session (fall/spring semester, summer session). TPR will work with a student’s school to agree on appropriate requirements and deliverables if a student is seeking to earn academic credit for an internship.
Interns must be willing to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Applicants will undergo a background check prior to work.
All interns at TPR will receive a stipend for work performed on behalf of the company (unless prohibited by the school in the case of an internship for which academic credit is granted). The amount of the stipend will be determined based on the length of the internship and the hours commitment.
Opportunities currently exist for students interested in research, production, news writing and arts criticism.
Interns will work closely with the TPR News Director and Morning Edition host to research, write, and produce material for broadcast and online. Students will learn newswriting and interviewing skills and the basics of audio production, and will contribute to TPR’s online presence. Interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples, and two references, along with a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio and includes at least two story ideas.
Shift time: M-F, 6am-10am
Interns will assist in the production of TPR’s daily call-in program, “The Source,” by researching, writing, and procuring material for online publication, and screening calls during live broadcasts. Additional duties may include preparing guests prior to broadcast through phone and/or email interviews, and gathering tape from press conferences or other public events. Interns work under the guidance of the Show Host and Show Producer. Interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples, and two references, along with a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio and what you feel are three of the key issues facing San Antonio today.
Shift time: flexible, other than live show time, which is 3pm-4pm, Monday-Thursday.
Interns will assist in the recording and production of live events for TPR, including speeches, panel discussions, and on-site and in-studio music recording. Skills utilized include digital recording and editing, microphone use and technique, writing and basic web editing using a CMS platform. Interns work under the guidance of the Director of Cultural and Community Engagement. Interested applicants should send a resume, two references, and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio.
Shift time: as assigned; dependent on production schedule
“Classical Music Blog”
Interns will contribute content to tprclassical.org by attending live performances, listening to new recordings, interviewing local and regional classical music artists, and producing written reports and/or reviews for publication online. Candidates for this position may come from any background, but must have a strong working knowledge of classical music and its history. Musicians are encouraged to apply. Interns will work under the guidance of the Director of Cultural and Community Engagement. Interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples, two references, and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio and your background in classical music.
Shift time: flexible, dependent on performance schedules
To apply for an internship opportunity, email your materials (as stated in the position above) to email@example.com. Please place the Area Of Interest in the subject line.
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