Alternative Buffalo Internship Overview and Opportunities!

Program Objective
Entercom Buffalo offers internships at the radio stations in various departments as an opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to practical work experience. Our internship program allows students to experience firsthand the reality of working in the radio broadcasting industry. Interns can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcasting operations and trends.

Qualifications
All interns must be college students and receive college credits for the internships. Station department headsoversee the internships to evaluate the interns and ensure they are receiving the proper education/training. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience. Entercom Buffalo will assist students with the completion of such forms and provide informationconcerning duties and responsibilities.

Opportunities
Internships are available year-round and are 12-15 hours per week. Specific days and times will be agreed upon in advance. Internship programs available include:


PROGRAMMING DEPARTMENT:
Programming Department internships offer the opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to practical experience. Our internships program allows students to experience first-hand the reality of working in the radio broadcasting industry. The skills and experience you will gain include, but are not limited to: Assisting on-air personalities during air-shifts, learning broadcasting console operation, helping to research and create on-air content, answering phone lines, recording commercial spots and program material, organizing broadcast elements, learning how to cut/edit/archive audio, learning how to update various Twitter, Facebook, other social media, and website pages, assisting with the collection of show preparation materials, and shadowing other departments (Promotions, Production, and Sales) as desired.

PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT: Assist with the planning, coordination and executing of major station events, in addition to station sponsored street stops, concerts, movie screenings, and live broadcast remotes. Assist with setting up station’s area, hang banners, organize demo-sampling or giveaways, and interact with listeners. Learn the strategies of a major
market radio station as well as various office duties.

SALES DEPARTMENT: The Sales Managers oversee the internships to evaluate the interns and ensure they are receiving proper sales education/training. Interns assist sales support staff, participate in sales training meetings, learn all steps of the sales process, and participate in external sales calls with AEs.

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT: This internship is designed for students interested in the fundamentals of radio and on-air. Intern will get hands on experience with the how and why of remotes. Intern will see why computers play a significant role in radio broadcasting.

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT: Assist production department personnel in creating, casting, performing, producing, dubbing and archiving commercial and public service material. Learn usage of state-of-the-art digital audio workstations. Assist in music searches. Learn the multi-layered functions of production; interfacing with clients, account executives,
programming and performers.

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT: This internship is designed for students interested in business and accounting. Intern will work with business office personnel and receive feedback on their efforts. Knowledge of accounting is essential.

Opportunities also exist at WBEN - 930am, WGR 550am, WKSE–Kiss 98.5, and  WTSS–Star 102.5 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Applying for Internship Program
All potential interns must fill out an Internship Application and Internship & Indemnification Agreement (signed by intern and advisor) available in this document or on any of our station websites, as well as provide a letter of interest with resume, letter from your advisor or professor, and photocopy of valid photo identification.

Completed applications should be returned in person to:
Emily Wild – Music Director – Alternative Buffalo 107.7|104.7
Entercom Buffalo LLC
500 Corporate Parkway, Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14226 

Finalists will be contacted for a personal interview. Out-of-state finalists may be interviewed by phone. For more information, contact Emily Wild, Music Director/Alternative Buffalo 107.7|104.7 Entercom Buffalo, LLC, 500 Corporate Parkway. Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14226 – email: [email protected]

Entercom Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer