Internship Opportunities

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Spanish Public Media Foundation Internship PROGRAM

Spanish Public Media Foundation is looking for bilingual students (English/Spanish) in media, that would be interested in becoming interns at Spanish Public Radio; a radio station transmitted via internet at www.SpanishPublicRadio.org that has built a collaborative effort between a net of university and public radios stations throughout USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin-American, Caribbean and Europe.

SPR studios are located at: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 350 W. Erie suite 100 Chicago, IL. 60654.

SPR will broadcast programming with a high cultural content, including Educational including topics such as: Health, Social, Cultural, Economic analysis, Community activities, arts and recreation. It will also broadcast music of various genres such as; Jazz, Classical music, Latin American rhythms and worldwide music. The content will be provided by academics and experts throughout our collaborating partners of other USA, Latin American, Caribbean and European Universities and organizations throughout the World.

Again, SPMF is looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule of 10 to 20 hours a week.

The internship may be extended based on interns’ skills. Interns should be available at least two days per week and one day on the weekend, based on their school schedule and the number of hours required by the school to receive credit.

An intern’s activities will consist of:
  • Assisting in daily production
  • Preparing research
  • Pre-interviewing of potential guests
  • Creating and writing on-air material
  • Updating the website with video uploading
  • Video production and editing
  • Sending information to partners in media and community
  • Conducting interviews
  • Participating on air
  • Operating the board, producing audio and editing interviews.
Profile of an intern:

A major which would best fit the internship from among media, communications, journalism, public relations or social work. Interns should be prepared to speak on a microphone or do other public speaking and must have an interest in music, radio and communications.

Required are written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish. Interns must be fluent enough in Spanish to assist with interviews and on to contribute air comments.

Interns must have computer skills in Microsoft Office and desktop publishing programs.

The internship is not paid, but interns are eligible to receive stipends for transportation based on 20 hrs/week in addition having the opportunity to receive professional practical experience working in an international broadcasting company with a strong orientation towards community service. If you are interested in an internship with SPR- please contact: Salvador España at SEspana@SpanishPublicMedia.org