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 heads
oversee 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:
• Sales: All Stations
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.

 

• Promotion Department: All Stations
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.

 

• Programming Department: All Stations
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.
•  : WBEN-AM Only
This internship is for students interested in practical experience in broadcast journalism. Intern will write
stories, rewrite wire copy, learn audio recording and editing, and research stories. Intern will work with editors,
reporters and other newsroom employees and receive feedback on their efforts.
• Sports: WGR-AM Only
This internship is designed for students interested in sports broadcasting. Intern will work with sports
reporters and anchors in writing, researching and collecting audio cuts for sportscasts. Knowledge of major
sports is essential.
• Sports Marketing: WGR-AM Only
This internship is designed for students interested in combining their interest of sports with the sales and client
services field. Intern will assist in various promotions and marketing tactics for Entercom.
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• News/Talk / Music Shows: WBEN-AM, WKSE-FM, WLKK-FM, WTSS-FM, WWKB-AM, and/or WWWSAM
This internship is designed for students interested in getting hands on experience in producing radio
broadcasts. Intern will assist producer in generating topic ideas for the show, research topics, book guests,
and answer listeners questions.

 

Engineering/IS: All Stations
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: All Stations
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: All Stations
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.

 

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 to:
ATTN: Human Resources – Internship Program
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 Lynn Hooper, Executive Assistant / EEO Administrative Coordinator, Entercom Buffalo,
LLC, 500 Corporate Parkway., Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14226 – email: [email protected].
Entercom Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer