99.3FM, WBTV-LP Internship Summer 2015

99.3FM, WBTV-LP Internship Summer 2015

By the summer of 2016, 99.3FM, WBTV-LP, will be a low-power FM community radio station on the air in Burlington, created by a consortium of community leaders and nonprofit media centers (RETN, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television, and VCAM).

During 2015, the station is in a critical station-building mode, where we are fundraising, gathering community input, building the studio, and mapping out the policy and programming guidelines. This is a rare and unique opportunity to learn how a radio station is built and help make it happen.

This summer, the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP Internship will involve:

  • Community Outreach – co-facilitate and plan community listening sessions, tabling at local events, and interface online with locals who are interested in the station.
  • Fundraising – work side by side with a development professional and volunteers to establish a database, launch a crowdsourcing fundraising campaign, plan for major gift asks, solicit underwriting, plan events, and research and write grants.
  • Community Organizing and Planning – attend planning meetings with the Radio Advisory Council, work side by side with community media leaders to set goals, map out work plans, and a timeline for station building.

Internship timeframe: Late May – Mid August, 2015

Internship prerequisites

  • Interest in community media, media, community organizing, radio, or all of the above.
  • Pursuit of a college major applicable to the skill set and work experience mapped out in this internship (for academic credit purposes).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, google office, strong writing, attention to details, and ability to work with a team.

Other Details

  • This internship will be supported and supervised by VCAM, a nonprofit community media center. VCAM is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, people of color, women, non-U.S. citizenship, and/or LGBTQ folks are encouraged to apply.
  • This internship is unpaid, but additional perks include: free access and training on a range of state of the art media equipment, free parking, and a hip and collaborative workspace.
  • 10-15 hours a week (depending on academic credit requirements and/or schedule).
  • Student must take lead on lining up specific academic credit with their University or College, with supervisor’s support. Additional learning objectives and other details can be provided as needed.
  • WBTV Internship supervisor will be Llu Mulvaney-Stanak, Development and Outreach Manager at VCAM & chair of the WBTV-LP Core Planning Group.
  • Information on the radio station can be found at 993WBTV.org
  • Deadline for application is Friday, May 8 at 5pm. Interviews for the position will be held for qualified candidates the following week. Internship start date is flexible later in May or by June 1 lasting until late August (flexible).

Application Requirements

To be considered for the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP internship, submit the following via email with the subject line: “Internship Application.”

  1. A brief letter or email message identifying your skills and/or traits you would bring to the experience.
  2. A one-page resume, including a summary of your work history, education, volunteering, and other significant experience.
  3. A short writing sample of your work, such as a blog post, article, short essay (a few pages), or other example of your writing skills.
  4. Contact information for three references, including email address, phone number, and organization affiliation. These should include at least two references from school or work.

Send application materials to vcam@vermontcam.org by Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5pm. For more information about the internship, call VCAM at 802-651-9692 and speak with Llu Mulvaney-Stanak.

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