77 WABC Radio is owned by Cumulus Media and is part of a four-station cluster in New York City. The station’s studios are above Madison Square Garden and convenient to all public transportation. A college internship with the Programming Department is a great way for students to explore journalism and radio broadcasting as a career path. The internship is available in all semesters.
The internship is open to college students pursuing a degree in communications, journalism or related fields. Prospective interns must have a strong interest in journalism, a love for news, political issues and New York City trends and stories.
Students will spend 2 to 3 days per week at 77 WABC learning from the Program Director, who supervises this program. Hours are flexible to fit class schedules. Students will also be given assignments where they learn directly from show hosts and producers. Students will be taught how to edit audio for broadcasts and podcasts, how to book guests, take part in brainstorming sessions to generate show topics, and learn how to create compelling social media content. Interns also have the opportunity to shadow employees in other departments at Cumulus NY, including promotions, sales and digital media.
Students should be comfortable with taking public transportation as they may be asked to accompany or meet a crew on location.
The internship is unpaid. Academic credit must be earned as part of a degree program and all course requirements must be fulfilled.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY. Send your resume, grade point average and cover letter. Use the subject line 77 WABC PROGRAMMING INTERNSHIP. Tell us why you’re interested in the internship program, a bit about yourself and the semester you wish to intern.
About Cumulus Media:
A leader in the Radio Broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus / Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact.