Podcast Development Intern (Undergraduate)

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Undergraduate level

This is currently an unpaid position, but provides a $500 stipend upon completion of the internship. Undergraduate interns will also receive two 2-night residencies, one for orientation and one to be scheduled at the intern's convenience with the intention of using that time to write. and/or work on internship tasks 

 

This position is also remote, though we would like the intern to visit us at least once and meet in person if possible. 

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The Podcast Development Intern will help The Writers’ Colony develop a databank of alumni publications for the purpose of scheduling interviews for the Write Now at The Writers’ Colony podcast. This work is essential to ensuring we have relevant, quality interviews for our podcast content to sustain and increase audience through variety, quality, and consistency. This is currently an unpaid position, but we’re working hard to make it as beneficial as it can be. This position is also remote, though we would like the intern to visit us at least once and meet in person if possible. 

Intern tasks include: 

  • Take training through Fayetteville Public Library CFI Foundations 

  • Develop alumni email list

  • Create intake form for residents that includes contact, socials, bio, photo, bibliography, last publication, and estimated release of upcoming publications

  • Write email targeting alumni and getting them to fill out form

  • Email intake form to alumni

  • Assess entries for accuracy and edit where needed

  • Investigate recent publications for quality and relevance to current target audiences and Colony values, make notes on these publications

  • In collaboration with Marketing Coordinator, determine schedule for podcast

  • Reach out to potential guests for podcasts

  • Create schedule

 

Benefits to the intern include:

  • Network among relevant professionals

    • Work with Executive Director and Media Specialist at The Writers’ Colony

    • Attend WCDH events and be introduced as part of staff

    • Correspond with authors

  • Learn valuable skills and information

    • Basic knowledge of podcast production

    • General marketing strategies

    • Professional correspondence

    • Discern appropriate content for current and target audiences

  • Present findings

    • Develop a project that can be used as a portfolio item

    • Opportunities to develop relationships and mentorships with authors 

 

Requirements

Must be a student who has declared Writing, Marketing, or Communications as Major or Minor or have clear aspirations to pursue these fields professionally. Applications should be sent to director@writerscolony.org and must include:

  • Resume with list of relevant courses

  • Two letters of recommendation demonstrating marketing/writing ability and work ethic

  • Letter demonstrating how you plan to use this experience in your professional career

 

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