RADIO INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS at WTGP RADIO
We’re proud of our internship program at WTGP: All departments at the radio station will have at least one intern as an employee. Read on to learn what internships we offer, what requirements we have, what you might expect in a WTGP internship, and how to apply. (We’ve even thrown in a few tips to make your application stand out!)
How to Apply
It’s best to e-mail your resume and cover letter, though we do accept applications by regular mail. Please indicate which internships you’re most interested in, and send your information to the attention of the appropriate person above, care of:
WTGP Internship Program
PO Box 483
Pikeville, TN 37367
Applications should be received by the following deadlines to assure full consideration. Late applications will be considered for future terms. Dates listed subject to change.
Tip: Summer internships have the greatest number of applicants and therefore are toughest to get. Consider a fall, winter, or spring internship to increase your chances.
Programming, Sports, Promotions and Sales Internships:
Term: August 12-November 15, 2014
Deadline for Resumes: May 24, 2014
Term: November 11, 2014-February 14, 2015
Deadline for Resumes: August 23, 2014
Term: February 10-May 23, 2015
Deadline for Resumes: November 22, 2014
Term: May 19-August 15, 2015
Deadline for Resumes: February 21, 2015
News and Web Internships: Schedules are flexible
Interns are selected on the basis of professional potential. We look at our internship program as a developing ground for future employees — that’s not to say all interns will get hired here, but one of our goals is to see how many responsibilities an intern can handle, on the chance an employment opportunity becomes available. So this isn’t a coffee-fetching, grunt work internship. We trust our interns to handle duties that require the utmost in responsibility, diligence and enthusiasm.
Tip: when applying for an internship, specify which particular post you’re interested in. Tell us not just why you’d be good for that internship, but why that particular internship would be good for you.
WTGP is an equal opportunity employer. Interns are considered trainees and not employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1973.
Duration / Hours
During the internship, interns gain exposure to the realities of working in radio and gain exposure to related fields. Interns have the opportunity to prove themselves and determine if radio is a career for them. Interns make friends and contacts that they can network with as they start their career. After interns complete their term at WTGP Radio, some return to school and share their new experiences. Other interns volunteer or temp at the station. A few become part-time employees. Occasionally, interns obtain full-time positions at WTGP. Many interns take their experiences to other media outlets where they begin rewarding careers.