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
- 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.
- 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).
To be considered for the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP internship, submit the following via email with the subject line: “Internship Application.”
- A brief letter or email message identifying your skills and/or traits you would bring to the experience.
- A one-page resume, including a summary of your work history, education, volunteering, and other significant experience.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.