Internship candidates must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses in radio, communication, marketing, journalism, public relations, or another related program. Students must exhibit professionalism to serve as appropriate representatives of WCIC. Fall and spring internships are 12-16 week programs, and summer internships are 10-12 week programs. Internships are part-time and unpaid but may be taken for credit hours. Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume and interview for each internship position.
There are three internship options available:
Community engagement INTERN
This intern will learn a variety of aspects of promotions including brainstorming, coordinating volunteers, creating promotional materials, assisting in station events, and interacting with listeners through email and answering phones. Responsibilities include managing the Family Calendar and Prayer Center on the Web site, mailing prizes, and assisting the Sterling Area Community Relations Director with various tasks and projects to develop listenership. Interest in marketing/promotions, computer and phone skills, and a desire to further the station's mission of sharing hope in Jesus are ideal characteristics.
Morning show/programming intern
This intern will work directly with the Morning Show team on social media tasks and other projects like writing, interaction with listeners, and research/brainstorming. The intern will also work directly with the Program Director/Operations Manager to learn many radio skills that coincide with maintaining the overall sound of the station. Other projects may be assigned as needed, and there will be station representation in the community. Hours: 7-12 p.m. would be ideal.
Social Media Intern
This intern will assist in a variety of tasks including posting on Facebook and other social media, doing trending research, making updates to the Web site, and related tasks. Knowledge of trending, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Audition are very beneficial but not required. Efficient, knowledgeable use of social media is needed.