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- Radio Station & Community Media
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- Benefits of Interning
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Since we are a small nonprofit organization, we rely on our interns to help facilitate our vision of community media! Although these internships are unpaid, qualified individuals will receive real-world experience and have the opportunity to participate in the exciting world of interactive community media. (And our interns receive free access to our equipment, resources and classes!) If you are interested in audio production, community media, radio operations, open-source technology, and/or small non-profits that focus on empowering communities through media, we want you!
We are looking for a passionate intern for Open Media Foundation's radio station. This position is for someone with an interest in learning the inner workings of a FM radio station, including learn how to program on a broadcast server, and schedule radio content for DOM 92.9 FM / 89.3 HD3. Radio interns will work with the Station Director to provide member services including converting audio files for radio, scheduling content for air, supporting members, participating in Radio Committees, making sure content is FCC compliant, assisting with check-ins/check-outs for audio equipment, performing nightly inventory, technical troubleshooting, and going through DOM archives to identify and convert appropriate content for radio.
Qualifications: Applicants must be friendly and outgoing, have an interest in radio, production or community engagement. Candidates should also be excited about working with diverse populations and have a passion for independent production. Interns will be fully trained by staff so no prior experience in station management is required, but prior media experience and technical expertise and basic computer literacy are preferred. Interest in nonprofits and movements for social change a plus.
We are looking for a motivated, outgoing applicant to help us enrich our outreach and social media program! Open Media Foundation and Denver Open Media rely on community outreach and social media to raise awareness about our organization. As an intern, you would assist staff in outreaching to the Denver community to raise awareness about our media programs, including our classes, internships, tools, and help us manage our social media channels. This position will be responsible for contributing to and managing social channels, scheduling and monitoring posts, reviewing analytics to inform strategy, and engaging with our community members. Additionally, the Outreach & Social Media Intern will contribute blog content, ideate and execute creative campaigns, provide social support for the development team, and will document our monthly Open Music Sessions event. This internship would be ideal for anyone looking to explore a career in social media and marketing while building ties with the local Denver community. This role is instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our service offerings for prospective members, donors, and clients. People interested in communications, community organizing, and marketing are strongly encouraged to apply!
Qualifications: We are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience in marketing, communications, and social media management. The position requires strong attention to detail, proven written & verbal communication skills, a passion for writing both short- and long-form copy, and excellent research and organizational skills. Candidates should be outgoing and enthusiastic about working with diverse populations. Any experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) is a plus.
DOM interns are allowed to take any and all DOM workshops and will enjoy a Studio Access Membership for the term of their internship (so long as they are certified to use the desired equipment and/or facility). This membership will be subject to the same benefits and restrictions as for our normal users unless specific arrangements have been made ahead of time. Interns should coordinate attending workshops with their supervisor so scheduling conflicts do not arise and all desired workshops are completed within the term of the internship.
Interns who complete their 200 hours will receive a free Studio Access Membership for an entire year from the date of their exit interview. Interns who would like to maintain their membership status (after their internship is complete) must volunteer for at least 12 hours per month. This upgraded membership will continue only so long as the intern consistently volunteers this amount of time at DOM, with any extended departures being discussed beforehand.
We require 12 hours/week minimum, with 200 total hours to complete an internship with DOM. Applicants should prepare themselves to give time and attention to the internship, prioritizing it whether taking it for school credit or not. To apply for an internship position with us, please first read the "Internship Positions" page, and find which position best fits your skills, experience, and interest, then please fill out the online application. Be sure to upload your resume & cover letter to that form.
Denver Open Media wouldn't be the same without our beloved and talented interns. Check them out and be sure to thank them for the next time you're in our studios!