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WUSF/USF ZIMMERMAN SCHOOL DIGITAL NEWS INTERN PROGRAM - Spring 2019
DEADLINE TO APPLY MIDNIGHT Friday, November 30

WUSF Public Media is looking for college students ready to work in and contribute to a professional newsroom that serves one of the largest media markets in the United States.

Our WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news interns work with a graduate assistant and the WUSF news team reporting, writing and producing stories for online platforms and sometimes for radio broadcast.

WUSF is a public media newsroom, meaning it’s not all about breaking news here. Interns will develop solid journalism skills, and get a better understanding of explaining why a story matters not just to students on a university campus, but to nearly 5 million people living in the region.

The WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital internships are for one semester and start roughly a week after the start of the upcoming semester. An orientation will take place during the first or second week of classes.

Digital Interns are eligible to receive a one-hour internship credit for this experience.

Applicants should be good writers who are able to take constructive criticism during the editing process.

Duties: Students spend one full day a week working on assignments, conducting interviews, shooting still photos and videos and writing news stories on deadline for an audience that lives in 13 Tampa Bay-area counties.

Average Number of Hours Per Week: 8 hours per week

Schedule: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. one day a week (Monday-Friday). No partial day shifts are available.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must admitted to the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications in Tampa.

Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an active consumer of local and national news (including NPR) and should have knowledge of or has taken courses related to journalism, communications and/or public broadcasting. Experience reporting and writing for other publications, including student newspapers and stations, is strongly encouraged.

Contact Information for Questions about Recruitment: Mark Schreiner at mschreiner@wusf.org

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