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WUSF News Is Looking For Spring Interns

USF interns Carrie Pinkard and Adam Bakst during a June 2019 interview in Tampa. WUSF News is looking for interns for the Spring 2021 semester.
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USF interns Carrie Pinkard and Adam Bakst during a June 2019 interview in Tampa. WUSF News is looking for interns for the Spring 2021 semester.

We're seeking student journalists from around the country who want to learn and work in a professional newsroom.

WUSF Public Media is recruiting college students to be news interns for the spring 2021 semester.

In addition to radio news, digital news, and social media positions, we're adding a new WUSF News / Health News Florida internship.

Applications for all Spring internships are open through Dec. 11.

Interns will work closely with our team of seasoned editors and reporters learning how to report, write and produce stories for radio and online platforms. It’s a place where students are treated like professional journalists from the start and assigned stories that matter to millions of Tampa Bay area residents.

It’s where you'll discover how public media tries to serve its audience differently from commercial news organizations.

WUSF News is filling the following unpaid internships:

WUSF/USF Zimmerman School Digital News Intern – Several students from the University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications will be chosen for this position. Designed as an entry-level internship, digital news interns work with WUSF News editors reporting, writing and producing stories for online platforms and radio broadcast. Applicants MUST be enrolled in the USF Zimmerman School in Tampa.

Please apply here: https://tinyurl.com/y3zkfq7v

WUSF News / Health News Florida Internship - The WUSF/Health News Florida intern will join our statewide collaborative covering health care. They will work closely with Health News Florida’s editor to write and produce daily stories on deadline for online platforms and radio broadcast. Interns will learn the basics of beat reporting at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has placed a greater focus on health care. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

Please apply here: https://tinyurl.com/yyu5jhpn

WUSF News Social Media Internship – The WUSF News Social Media intern will work closely with the WUSF Digital Editor, Intern Coordinator, video producer and multimedia journalist learning how to produce written and visual content for the station’s website and social media platforms. The intern will get a well-rounded dose of what it takes to succeed in leveraging our content across our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) while helping devise strategies to extend our reach across the social media universe. Students from ANY university are welcome to apply for this job.

Please apply here: https://tinyurl.com/y6cuezua

All of the WUSF News internships require students to work a full eight-hour shift one or two days a week. Half day shifts are not available. College credit is available for interns as well.

NOTE: A multiday paid WUSF News internship will open and be posted here as soon as approval from the university is received. Please check back for more information.

The internships will start in early to mid-January and last through the spring semester. After an approximately two-week instructional period that may include visits to the USF Tampa campus, all internships will be conducted remotely. Students will work and receive editing and instruction directly from an editor throughout. Internships also are subject to change related to USF and WUSF protocols surrounding COVID-19.

If you have any questions about WUSF’s internship program, email MSchreiner@wusf.org.

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