Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall internships with the Howard University Radio Network will be conducted in a hybrid model, with in-person and virtual sessions. Internship formats are subject to change at the discretion of the Howard University Radio Network leadership. H.U.R.N. will follow all Howard University COVID-19 guidelines. The following internships are available.

The Howard University Radio Network is committed to providing a professional work experience for students interested in communications.

Students can be assigned to work at any station on the network based on the needs of the network. The student’s interests and qualifications are also a major determining factor.

Commercial Stations

  • WHUR-FM 96.3 www.whur.com
  • The Quiet Storm Station 96.3 HD2 www.thequietstormstation.com
  • H.U.R. Voices SiriusXM Channel 141 www.hurvoices.com
  • HBCU SiriusXM Channel 142 www.hbcuradionet.com

Student Stations

  • Glasshouse Radio
    www.glasshouseradio.com
  • WHBC 96.3 HD-3 ww.whbc963hd3.com

Internship Positions

All internships are unpaid and are offered in the fall, spring, and summer. There are several types of internships available.

  • Administrative – Students will assist with research, social media, and web content.
  • Promotions – Students will assist with stations promotional needs including logging merchandise, packaging prizes, and on-site event assistance.
  • News/Public Affairs – Students will assist with show research, writing copy, booking guests, and other news related duties.
  • Digital Design- Students will assist in graphic design content. Must have advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite with a focus on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Premier. Must have access to design software. WordPress and Print Media knowledge strongly encouraged. The applicant must submit a Portfolio of at least 5 pieces with application. Must be a Collaborative Worker and Design Problem Solver. (This internship is only open to students classified as Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students.)
  • Digital Media – Students will assist in the stations’ daily web needs including designing web graphics, advertisements, publishing content, videography, social media management, and other duties assigned. Knowledge of HTML, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator is a plus.
  • Programming – Students will assist in on-air work including social media and show research for the afternoon drive shows. (Students must be available during the hours of 9am-1pm EST for the Mid-Day Show and 2p-6p EST for the Afternoon Drive Show.)
  • Production – Students who assist in production of elements of broadcast including commercials and public service announcements. Students applying for production must be familiar with either Adobe Audition or Pro Tools, have their own editing software, and must submit a production portfolio.
  • Videography – Students will assist in shooting and editing videos for websites and social media platforms. Students must have experience in Final Cut Pro editing software. (This internship is only open to students classified as Juniors, Seniors, and MFA students)
  • Website/ Web DeveloperStudents will assist in web and mobile app development and building user interfaces. Students must be proficient in HTML and CSS and must have knowledge of WordPress and PHP. (This internship is only open to students classified as Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students.)

Qualifications

To be considered for an internship within the Network, one must:

  • Be a registered student at Howard University (Non-Howard students may only apply for summer internships)
  • Be in good academic standing (at least 2.5 GPA)
  • Students seeking an internship for class credit must be registered in one of the practicum classes and be a graduating senior.
  • Students seeking a Web Design internship must submit a portfolio.
  • Students seeking an internship with Glasshouse Radio must contact Diamond Sydnor at dsydnor@whur.com. Students interested in WHBC must contact them directly at gm.whbc@gmail.com.

Student Skills

Students can be BUT DO NOT HAVE TO BE familiar with the following equipment and software:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Social media platforms
  • Adobe Audition
  • MUST HAVE basic writing skills
  • Audio Production interns MUST HAVE basic audio production skills

The Digital Media Department REQUIRES basic knowledge of the following equipment and software:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • WordPress
  • PHP Development
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • HootSuite
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Ability to use Digital Camera and Camcorder
  • Copywriting

 

How to Apply

All students interested in obtaining an internship within the network must send a completed application, copy of their resume, official transcript, and other applicable materials to the H.U.R.N Internship Department at vsaunders@whur.com. The application deadline is Friday, September 10. All applications must be submitted online (click button below.) If you have any questions about your application, please contact Vicci Saunders at vsaunders@whur.com. Please put Internship Candidate in the subject line.

Interviews and auditions will be granted by invitation only.

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