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 May 26, 2020. The Coleman intern will work 40 hours a week and be paid a $5,000 stipend. He or she also will receive free room and board.
The Coleman intern will get professional experience reporting and writing for both broadcast and digital platforms. He or she 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:
The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applications should include a resume with professional references and four to five examples of the student’s work, either published or broadcast. Deadline to submit is Friday, Jan. 17. Finalists will be notified in February and interviewed via Skype.
Send applications to:
Director of News and Public Affairs
For further questions, contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-978-7324.
About Korva Coleman
Korva Coleman is an award-winning NPR newscaster with a strong interest in introducing students of color to journalism, in particular public radio journalism.
She will conduct an introductory video call with the selected applicant and another as the internship comes to a close. She will offer tips and answer any questions about the industry, including her own experiences as a journalist of color.