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ABOUT KEXP INTERNSHIPS

KEXP offers internships in all areas of radio broadcasting. Interns will gain real world experience in a broad array of fields including non-profit fundraising, marketing, sales, web design, sound engineering, and music programming. KEXP interns will learn skills in business communication, project management, problem solving, audio technology, database management and more. These skills and experiences offer our interns a unique ground-level glimpse of the day-to-day life of a community radio station, while offering relationship building and networking opportunities that will aid in securing future employment in the music industry.

KEXP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

If you are unable to make the weekly commitment of an internship, we also have many volunteer opportunities including helping out at membership drives, tabling at events, and mailing out thank you gifts to listeners. Click here to register to volunteer.

HOW TO APPLY:

KEXP currently has no open internships at this time. Please check back or email internships@kexp.org for more information.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS - WHAT WE LOOK FOR

KEXP internships are highly competitive. In general, we look for individuals who are motivated, independent workers, team players, organized, efficient, excellent communicators, comfortable on Microsoft Office applications and most importantly have a fanatical love of music, and knowledge of KEXP and our mission in the community. Availability of 10-20 hours per week, during regular business hours (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri) is a requirement for all new interns.

TYPES OF INTERNSHIPS

We have internships in the following areas. Each area has a beginning, intermediate and advanced internship. Placement in either beginning, intermediate or advanced internships is determined by your previous skills and experience. Please apply for the area that most interests you:

MUSIC BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION, SALES, TRAFFIC & FUNDRAISING : This internship allows interns to work directly with members of KEXP’s Administration, Underwriting, Traffic, and Development Department and offers hands-on experience in fundraising, information management, nonprofit and music business.

Education: At least 1 year of high school

Tasks: Tasks vary in each internship but can include:

(Beginning): Filing, data entry, phone calls, mailing merchandise to members

(Intermediate): Database management, volunteer coordinating, securing food donations

(Advanced): Reporting, scheduling on-air spots, reconciling program logs, interacting with members and sponsors at KEXP events

Qualifications: See General Qualifications. Previous experience working in an office, doing data entry, working with databases, or coordinating events a plus!

Skills learned in the internship: Depending on the skill level of your internship (beginning, intermediate or advanced),Filing, Written and Verbal Communication, Customer Service, Database and Reporting, Project Management, Problem Solving, Scheduling, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, HR policy

Hours: 10-20 hours a week, to take place during business hours (M-F, 9a-6p)


ONLINE, BLOGGING AND WEB SERVICES: This internship allows interns to work directly with members of KEXP’s Online Department and offers hands-on experience in web design, social networking, blogging and more!

Education: At least 1 year of high school

Tasks: Tasks vary in each internship but can include:

(Beginning) routine updates of KEXP Myspace and Facebook page, writing weekly blog articles

(Intermediate) assisting with securing podcast licenses, basic web development

(Advanced) Advanced level web design and development, project management

Qualifications: See above for General Requirements. We also look for knowledge of HTML, familiarity with Myspace, Facebook and other social networking sites. Knowledge of flash, Javascript, ajax, Google Apps, .net, .ne and C+ a plus!

Skills learned in this internship: Depending on the skill level of your internship (beginning, intermediate or advanced), skills learned include: HTML, Customer Service, Written and Verbal Communication, Filing, Experience with and knowledge of Social Networking sites and music blogs, Database and Reporting, Project Management, Problem Solving, asp.net, Google Apps, API, .NE

Hours: 10-20 hours a week, to take place during business hours (M-F, 9a-6p)


MARKETING AND EVENT PLANNING: This internship allows interns to work directly with members of KEXP’s Events and Marketing Department and offers hands-on experience in project management, event planning, marketing, working with sponsors, and more!

Education: High School Diploma

Tasks: Tasks vary in each internship but can include:

(Beginning) Filing, data entry, street team/guerilla promotions

(Intermediate) Volunteer coordination, event production, writing and scheduling promotional spots

(Advanced) Assist with the booking and management of KEXP events, write press releases, help coordinate KEXP’s online and on-the-ground marketing efforts in Seattle and around the country.

Qualifications: See above for General Requirements. Prior experience or education in marketing or events planning a plus!

Skills learned in this internship: Depending on the skill level of your internship (beginning, intermediate or advanced) skills include Filing, Written and Verbal Communication, Customer Service, Database Management, Project Management, Problem Solving

Hours: 10-20 hours a week, to take place during business hours (M-F, 9a-6p)


PROGRAMMING AND DJ ASSISTANTS: This internship allows interns to work directly with KEXP’s programming department, and offers hands-on experience in DJ assisting, programming and more!

Education: Some High School

Tasks: Tasks vary in each internship but can include:

(Beginning) Burning and copying CDs, CD maintenance, DJ Assisting

(Intermediate) CD Reviews, maintaining the KEXP concert calendar, tracks and reports albums played by KEXP DJs

(Advanced) Maintaining the KEXP music library, overseeing the digitalization of CDs

Qualifications: See above for General Requirements. We also look for people with a vast and deep knowledge of local, national and international artists.

Skills learned in this internship: Depending on the skill level of your internship (beginning, intermediate or advanced) skills include

Filing, Written and Verbal Communication, Customer Service, Database and Reporting, Project Management, Problem Solving, Music Knowledge (Local, National, International)

Hours: 10-20 hours a week, to take place during business hours (M-F, 9a-6p)


AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTION: This internship allows interns to work directly with KEXP’s Production and Online department, and offers hands on experience in live sound, recorded sound, video production and more!

Education: Some High School

Tasks: Tasks vary in each internship but can include:

(Beginning) Filing, database management, maintaining sound equipment, band hospitality

(Intermediate) Photo editing, assisting KEXP engineers at live-remote broadcasts and in-studio performances, basic sound editing.

(Advanced) Filming and editing video for KEXP’s blog and video podcasts, sound production for KEXP on-air pre-produced spots

Qualifications: See above for General Requirements. We are also looking for people with experience in live and recorded sound, video editing, and advanced photo editing skills.

Skills learned in this internship: Depending on the skill level of your internship (beginning, intermediate or advanced) Photoshop or other photo editing software, video editing software, Project Management, Problem Solving

Hours: 10-20 hours a week, to take place during business hours (M-F, 9a-6p)


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