Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ava Shearer Internship Research

This American Life

Qualifications- Interns are required to have experience with ProTools or similar digital editing software. Otherwise, the internship aims to educate the intern in all the other aspects of producing a show.

How to Apply-
The application is completely paperless so resume, cover letter, and application questions must be sent to Attach the entire application as a Word document, paste the application in the body of the email, and indicate which session you are applying for (Spring or Fall) in the subject line.

Applications must be sent by midnight the day of the deadline for the session you are applying for.
The Spring 2010 term starts January 1. Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2009; decision by November 1.

Contact- DO NOT CONTACT THE TAL WEBSITE OR OUR OFFICES CONCERNING YOUR APPLICATION. They will automatically notify you of receipt and follow-up calls will be made to finalists.All applicants will be notified of the decision by the dates listed. In this case, November 1.

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!

A background in humor writing and/or radio are a plus, but lack of background is not a problem.

How to Apply- Email a resume and cover letter to, addressed to: Wait Wait Producers. Make Heading: Fall Intern.

Deadline for application: The deadline for the fall internship is passed, and spring internship is TBA.

Contact Person: None, as finalists will be notified by the Wait Wait producers.

Chicago Public Radio

The Program is open to college students, recent grads, members of the community, etc. The applicant must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week, unless interning for the Eight Forty-Eight and Newsdesk programs, which require a 35 hour a week commitment.

How to apply-
an application package should contain the following:
1. Resume, and Letters of Reference
In addition to your resume, you should also include three letters of reference. Letters of reference should come from people who you have worked with in some capacity. Teachers, academic advisors, former supervisors, and members of organizations you’ve volunteered for make great references.

2. A Fully Completed, Signed, and Dated Application
Including completed essay questions.

3. Supporting Materials
Some internship positions require additional application items, such as design, writing or audio samples. Audio samples should be on CD (either as an audio CD, or MP3 files burned to a CD-ROM). Design samples should be PDFs on a CD-ROM.

Applications can be sent in two ways:
send an E-mail to: with the subject INTERN APPLICANT: [Your Name]. In one E-mail, attach your resume, writing samples, and application answers as a Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or a Plain Text (.txt) file. Word Perfect files will not be accepted. The body of the E-mail should contain your “cover letter.”

Paper- Send a complete application and all materials to:
Chicago Public Radio
Navy Pier
848 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

If you are applying for a production internship and wish to include audio samples, your application must be sent via mail with a CD of your work included.
Don't staple papers. Use only binder and/or paper clips.

Deadline for Application: Deadlines vary depending on what show/position the applicant is applying for.

Contact Person- Due to the large volume of applications, CPR will only notify finalists for internships.

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