KUAF Internships

KUAF is accepting applications for social media, development, classical music and production internships. The station is interested in aspiring radio journalists and non-profit fundraisers who are familiar with public radio and would like to give it a try. All internships are unpaid but provide an excellent opportunity for credit and great work experience for your resume.

Social Media Internship

The social media intern will work with all KUAF staff and is responsible for overseeing and executing the calendar of social media postings, including:

  • Helping to coordinate and create a calendar for social media for the station that furthers the station’s strategy of engagement and storytelling
  • Helping the station create social media policies regarding tone, responding to negative comments, best practices, etc.
  • Creating and gathering content  from KUAF’s Development, News and Classical Music departments 
  • Posting content according to KUAF’s social media calendar
  • Helping to create social media campaigns to highlight on-air series, on-air fundraisers and events as a part of KUAF’s 30th Anniversary year

Development Internship

KUAF’s Development Intern is responsible for helping the Development team in maintaining donor records, entering funds in the station database, coordinating and training volunteers, helping with the preparation and execution of events and on-air fundraisers and other duties as assigned for the station. 

Working with the Membership Director and Underwriting Director, the Development intern is responsible for the following: 

  • Learning and maintaining the station’s membership database Allegiance, entering checks and other revenue into Allegiance, changing donor addresses, running Underwriting billing and more
  • Helping prepare and execute the on-air fundraisers by scheduling volunteers and food vendors, participating in volunteer trainings, overseeing volunteers during the drive and more
  • Helping with donor communications including renewal mail, monthly reminders, e-newsletters, social media and more
  • Helping with station events in all aspects of preparation, execution and evaluation
  • Other duties as assigned

Classical Music Intern

KUAF's classical music intern works with Classical Music Director, Katy Henriksen, to coordinate, organize and promote KUAF's classical music programming. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Cataloging new classical music CDs and organizing the classical music library and database
  • Assist with the acquisition of new releases for the classical music library by workign with labels and press contacts
  • Help create and input classical music posts for the KUAF website
  • Input playlist information
  • Assist with the production and promotion of KUAF's two local classical music programs 
  • Assist with the scheduling and recording of musicians in the Firmin-Garner performance studio
  • Other duties as assigned

Production/Operations Intern

KUAF's production intern works with KUAF Operations Manager, Pete Hartman, to assist with some or all of the following:

  • Oversee online public service announcements, capture and create copy for on-air PSAs
  • Oversee the general kuaf email account and disperse messages as appropriate
  • Learn spot production and editing, gathering audio for sonic IDs
  • Creating digital files for on-air fundraisers
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours

All KUAF interns are required to work at least 10 hours a week. 

Application

If you are interested in an internship with KUAF, please send an email to Leigh Wood with a resume attached. Please specify any radio, public media or non-profit experience you have and/or any relevant classes you havet taken.