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WUSF News Is Hiring Summer Interns

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Carrie Pinkard
WUSF Public Media
WUSF summer 2019 intern Carrie Pinkard interviews U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy Covas at the 2019 Warrior Games.

WUSF News is currently accepting applicants for a number of summer internship positions.

Applications are now being accepted for college students wanting to intern as news reporters at WUSF Public Media for summer 2021.

A 40-hour-a-week paid radio news internship is available, as are unpaid reporting opportunities with our Health News Florida collaborative, WUSF digital news, and one focusing on our social media platforms.

Interns will work closely with our team of seasoned editors and reporters learning how to report, write, and produce stories for radio and online platforms. It’s a place where students are treated like a professional journalist from the start, assigned stories that matter to millions of Tampa Bay area residents.

It’s also where they'll discover how public media tries to serve its audience differently from commercial news organizations.

Applications are open up to midnight, March 17 for the following:

WUSF Radio News Internship - A multi-day paid internship where a student will learn how to research, write, produce and report for WUSF Radio and WUSFNews.org. In addition to daily news assignments, the Radio News intern will produce longer in-depth stories. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

This is a five-day-a-week (40 hours) position.

Apply online by visiting www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/ and clicking on “Access Careers@USF.”

Find the job under job #26658 Administrative Clerk (WUSF Radio News Internship).


The following are unpaid internships available this summer, and are open up to midnight, March 19:

WUSF/USF Zimmerman School Digital News Intern – Several students from the University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications will be chosen. Designed as an entry-level internship, digital news interns work with WUSF News editors reporting, writing and producing stories for online platforms and radio broadcast. Applicants MUST be enrolled in the USF Zimmerman School in Tampa.

Please apply here: https://tinyurl.com/wusfzimmermansum

WUSF/Health News Florida Internship - The Health News Florida intern will join our statewide collaborative covering health care. They will work closely with Health News Florida’s editor to write and produce daily stories on deadline for online platforms and radio broadcast. Interns will learn the basics of beat reporting at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has placed a greater focus on health care. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

Please apply here: https://tinyurl.com/wusfhnfsum

WUSF News Social Media Internship – The WUSF News Social Media intern will work closely with the WUSF Digital Editor, Intern Coordinator and multimedia journalist writing and producing written and visual content for the station’s website and social media platforms. The intern will get a well-rounded dose of what it takes to succeed in leveraging our content across our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) while helping devise strategies to extend our reach across the social media universe. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

Please apply here: https://tinyurl.com/wusfsocialsum

All of the WUSF News internships require students to work a full eight-hour shift one or two days a week. Half-day shifts are not available. College credit is available for interns as well.

The internships will start in mid-May and last through early August. After an approximately two-week instructional period, all internships will be conducted remotely. Students will work and receive editing and instruction directly from an editor throughout. Internships also are subject to change related to USF and WUSF protocols surrounding COVID-19.

If you have any questions about WUSF’s internship program, email MSchreiner@wusf.org.

Mark Schreiner is the assistant news director and intern coordinator for WUSF News.
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