Summer 2021 Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship

Employer Wichita State University | KMUW
Location Wichita, KS
Type Full time
Apply by January 29, 2021
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Posted on November 18, 2020


The KMUW Korva Coleman Internship is geared toward training college students of color to be part of the next generation of public radio reporters and newscasters.

The Coleman intern will get an immersive, hands-on learning experience at KMUW, Wichita’s award-winning National Public Radio station, as well as mentoring from NPR newscaster Korva Coleman.

The internship will run for 10 weeks beginning June 1, 2021. The Coleman intern will work 40 hours a week and be paid a $5,000 stipend. They also will receive free room and board.

The Coleman intern will get professional experience reporting and writing for both broadcast and digital platforms. They will work with veteran public radio reporters and editors in the KMUW newsroom. The intern also will receive training to help develop his or her on-air voice delivery.

At the end of the internship, the Coleman intern will have a formal exit interview with the news director. He will identify the intern’s strengths and weaknesses and areas of growth, as well as provide a formal letter of recommendation reflecting a summary of the internship experience.

The best candidates will have:
• Outstanding writing and reporting skills.
• Experience working for a media outlet, either on campus or in the community. Broadcast experience is a bonus, but not required.
• A strong interest in news and the world around them.
• A genuine desire to learn and pursue NPR-style journalism.
• A curious and creative bent.
• An ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism.
• A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Click here to learn how to apply.

Application Deadline – January 29, 2021.
* Finalists will be notified in February and interviewed via Skype.