WAY-FM offers college students a variety of opportunities to develop skills and apply their education in an encouraging environment. Interns can gain experience in Non-Profit Development, Radio Production, Promotions, and Engineering.
Internships are generally unpaid and must be for college credit. Age requirements are determined by the individual stations depending on the internship track.
WAY-FM offers the following internships:
As a Production Intern, you will assist the Production Director in all aspects of production such as producing Impact Partner announcements, concert promos, etc., and when necessary, sharing the work with affiliates and other WAY-FM owned and operated stations. You will get a chance to observe air talent on the air and at various station events. To apply, you need to be currently studying Broadcasting, Radio & Television, Commercial Music, or some other related field. Experience working with digital editing software is helpful. Basic computer skills are a must. This internship requires a minimum 20-hour-a-week commitment.
As a Programming Intern, you will assist the Nighttime Host. This is an opportunity to assist in all aspects of the production and running of WAY-FM’s nationally broadcasted nighttime program. This is an entry level internship, so no experience is necessary; we’ll train you! However, a great attitude and an outgoing personality are required to establish relationships with the artist/music industry. You bring the outgoing personality; we’ll teach you the rest! This internship requires a minimum 20-hour-a-week commitment.
As a Promotions Intern, you will assist the Operations Director by helping coordinate WAY-FM events, concerts, and promotions, distributing WAY-FM event materials throughout middle Tennessee to churches, bookstores, schools, and businesses, and helping with other miscellaneous assignments as needed. A good attitude, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, flexibility, and willingness to follow directions are required, however, experience isn’t. We will train you! This internship requires a minimum 15-hour-a-week commitment and some travel for events and material distribution. A flexible schedule is a must since afternoons will be needed as well as some evenings and weekends.
The Engineering Intern assists the Chief Engineer in the Engineering Department doing daily office-related tasks including wiring and equipment documentation organizing, filing logs, and helping with other miscellaneous office projects as well as assisting in tool and parts organization. Some light computer support on software, hardware, and networking fields will be required as well.
Non-Profit Development and Administration Internship
The Non-Profit Development and Administration Internship is designed to help the student gain experience in and understanding of the underwriting and sales role through participating in sales calls, business relationship building, business underwriting, scheduling, and various VIP and concert events. The intern will work on the underwriting and sales side of the ministry/radio station while still learning how the position relates to and works with the Programming, Production, and Promotions departments.
1. Must be a student at an accredited college or university or part of an accreditation program.
2. Must receive academic credit for participation (internships are non-paid) or be part of an accreditation program.
Applications are continually accepted throughout the year. Internship start and end dates are flexible. However, the following information can serve as a general guideline for submitting your information:
The deadline for applications for WAY-FM spring internships is November 30. Selection of spring interns will be made by the middle of December. The spring internships start on the second full week of January and go through April 30.
The deadline for applications for WAY-FM summer internships is April 30. Selection of summer interns will be made by the middle of May. The summer internships start on the second full week of June and go through July 31.
The deadline for applications for WAY-FM fall internships is September 10. Selection of fall interns will be made by the middle of September. The fall internships start on the second or third full week of September and go through the second week of December.
If you have any further questions about the WAY-FM Internship Program,