Intern With BOBFM

Emmis Austin Radio seeks talented interns:

Emmis Austin Radio is a branch of Emmis Communications with a cluster of six radio stations in Austin, TX.  The EAR cluster consists of: KLBJ-AM(590), KLBJ-FM(93.7), KLZT (107.1), KGSR (93.3), KROX (101.5), and KBPA(103.5)

Emmis offers challenging internship positions in several areas. Our internships offer real world experience and active, hands-on learning. Our goal is to help interns develop skills in areas of interest and network with staff throughout the company.

We accept intern applications year-round.

Internship Program Information

The EAR internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about radio broadcasting and other areas within EAR.

Requirements: Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and must receive school credit - NO exceptions. Students must be 18 years.  Minimum GPA of 2.0.

General Information: Internships are offered year round and coincide with school semesters. Interns work approximately 20 hours/week depending on school requirements.  Flexible scheduling depending on department needs. All interns must comply with internship guidelines and are subject to applicable EAR employee rules.

Application Procedures: Please send a cover letter, resume, and any work example(s) to: to request an intern packet.  Refer to posting. Please specify internship choice and semester.

Mail or fax applications to:

Marla D. Jamali
Internship Coordinator
8309 N. IH-35
Austin, Tx 78753
Fax (512) 832-4042

Please download the application HERE

EAR Internship Opportunities

Following is a list of internship positions available at EAR. Internships offered vary from semester to semester based on department needs.

Capital Traffic- As Capital Traffic intern you will gain hands-on radio and interactive sales experience. You will also learn about promotions, continuity, observe an on-air show, and produce a commercial that will run on the radio. You will receive hands on training in the daily activities of an account executive. Successful intern candidates must be reliable, hard working, and organized.

Community Outreach- Community Outreach matches community focused corporations and non-profit organizations to form mutually beneficial relationships or partnerships with EAR.  We work directly with our partner organizations to create public outreach campaigns that use media vehicles to educate the public on important issues facing our community.  Candidate must be organized, proficient in MS-Word & Excel, and enjoy internet research.

Emmis Digital Media- Digital Media is a division of Emmis Austin Radio that uses digital platforms to advance our stations’ presence via the internet, texting, and social networks.  EAR needs a Digital Media intern to assist in management of campaign execution, develop web analytics, and help develop presentations for client pitches. The qualified individual will be dependable, hard working, and a quick learner.

Emmis Marketing Group- Students would work primarily with sales, marketing, and promotion departments to ensure proper execution of events for client satisfaction. This internship gives students a hands-on approach to executing small and large scale station events. Successful intern candidates must organized, hard working, reliable and punctual.

Graphic Design- The Graphic Design intern will work closely with the Emmis Marketing Group. You will be able to build a portfolio of design projects for both high profile local and national companies as well as strong media brands. As the graphic design intern, you will manage the creation and design of posters, flyers, events banners, etc. A successful intern candidate is artistic, creative, dependable, and possesses initiative.  Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. InDesign and any other graphic art/design software is a plus.

Human Resources- Learn about human resources and the business office. Assist with the Intern Program including interviewing, follow-up and department placement. Exposure to personnel functions– new hire orientation, exit interviews and various HR projects. Assist the business office as needed.  

Music Programming Intern- The music programming intern will be in charge of updating music database information, online music submission management for several of EAR’s FM music stations and online web streams, and music dubbing. A successful intern candidate is hardworking, dependable, possesses initiative and has general computer knowledge and internet experience.

Production- Learn how in-house productions are designed and executed including voicing, writing, and dubbing commercials and promotional announcements.  Interns will also learn how to ensure conformance of produced commercials with company policies and FCC regulations. Intern candidates must be creative, organized, and detail-oriented.

Programming/On-Air- Interns will work directly with the on-air staff and will help them set up on-air shifts including show preparation, searching the internet for the latest music news, podcasting and updating blogs. The perfect intern candidate is reliable, communicative, hardworking and entertaining.

Promotions- Students will assist in the creation and coordination of marketing and promotional activities at different client locations such as banner placement and handing out promotional items. Must be creative, organized and detail oriented.  Must be able to interact with others in a fast-paced environment. Must be a problem solver, dependable, hard working, and creative. Hours include evenings and weekends.  Interns must maintain flexible availability. Students CANNOT drive station vehicles in this position.  Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.

Sales Assistant- Students will learn phone etiquette, presentation skills, writing and production of radio commercials, qualitative as well as the quantitative computer software that applies to media sales. Students will also learn the importance of interaction between advertisers and the radio station. Some light filing and typing will also be required.  Intern candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced office work environment. Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.

Traffic- This is all about placement of commercials on the air, it has nothing to do with automobile traffic or reporting of traffic on the air. As the traffic intern you will help compile logs (broadcast schedules) of radio commercials and public service spot announcements. Assist the department with entering and reviewing sales orders using Marketron sales software. Filing, printing reports/contracts, and general administrative support is also required. Intern candidates must be open-minded, patient, organized and detail-oriented.

Web Design- The web design intern will work for all 6 stations assisting web designers with the maintenance of all websites. You will work closely with promotions, the sales department, and Emmis Marketing Group. A successful intern candidate has a basic knowledge of XHTML/CSS, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop as well as experience in Adobe Flash, photography, and/or video production. Interns should be detail oriented and should have an online portfolio or a pdf version that can be emailed. If your background is in IT, please DO NOT apply.