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WMUK-FM seeks qualified, enthusiastic candidates for a 14-week, 10-hour-per-week, paid Digital Media Internship in its Content department. The internship is offered to Western Michigan University students during the Summer I and II semesters (May 6-August 16, 2024).

Summary:  The Digital Media Internship at WMUK-FM is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in supporting all digital content produced by WMUK-FM.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide support in assembling and posting daily multimedia content to WMUK’s website, email promotions and social media channels (primarily Facebook).
  • Enhance stories, features and interviews for digital use, including finding or taking photos, videos, doing research, and navigating WMUK’s and NPR’s digital platforms.
  • Assist Content Director in digital strategies designed to engage and expand WMUK’s audience.
  • Identify ongoing best digital and social media practices by researching the latest trends across local and national public media outlets.
  • Other duties as assigned.  


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 suite.
  • Knowledge of and fluency in social media, especially Facebook and Instagram.
  • Undergraduate WMU student preferably studying communication, journalism, business/marketing, or related field.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines as assigned.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in a journalism environment
  • Strong writing, editing, research & communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and/or other digital editing suites.
  • Interest in public broadcasting and current events
  • Ability to manage several different projects at once.

What You’ll Get:

  • Experience working at a professional broadcast media organization
  • Learn key functions and operations of a public media organization and the social media activities of its various brands
  • Identify and apply best practices in various communications applications, including promotions, marketing, production and social media
  • Opportunities to generate relevant work in an exciting industry for your portfolio.

This position reports to WMUK's Director of Content Operations & Audience Development, although the interns will also work closely with and may occasionally be supervised by other members of the station's news department.

Compensation: $11.75 per hour; no benefits

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and optional samples of your digital work to (Corrected email address.)

For more information please contact Gordon Evans, WMUK Content Operations at the email above, or 269-387-5725.