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Internship Advice I learned Working for Sports Radio

I interned at iHeart Media radio station with KJR 950 sports talk radio 🙂 All in all I will take away some Adobe Audition skills, which is a software I really like working with. In general I think the internship was great! I made podcasts filling in descriptions & pictures, and made audio cuts from Seahawks and Mariners players, guests & hosts that were used on the air, which was super fun 🙂 I will take away from this experience a foot in the door in the audio industry, meeting some good people, more audio skills, podcasting ability, and some sports knowledge that I never had before. I hope the contacts I have made will stay friends or at least be a good reference in my network. It is still weird not to be going there Monday-Friday anymore and I was sad when it ended.

Advice I would have for those wanting to land and succeed at an in internship:

  1. Keep on it. E-mail multiple times if you have to. Be persistent without being a pest. Don’t give up until you get a yes.
  2. Be one time, even be early if possible. I think it is super important because time is precious and people don’t want their time wasted. Showing you can follow a schedule proves you care about what you are doing.
  3. Listen. Especially when you are getting instructions or orders. When you pay attention and do things right the first time it shows you a competent and want to impress them. Plus people don’t often like to repeat themselves.
  4. Ask questions. If you don’t know something or can’t remember it’s better to ask them than to miss the mark.
  5. Be friendly. Show your personality and try to bond with people around and find things in common with them. They with be happier if you are likable.
  6. Put in the work. When they ask you to do something do it to the best of your ability and if they want you to stay late to work on an extra project or activity, do it with enthusiasm. They will appreciate the effort.

This post is part of the Looksharp Internship Blog Competition. To read more about the competition and view other posts go here.

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Mandie Miller

Mandie Miller has a Bachelor of Musical Arts from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, and recently earned an Associates of Applied Arts in Audio Production from the Art Institute of Seattle. Music is her passion and she loves Theatre, whether it’s seeing a show or performing in the cast. She stays active with Zumba and hiking. She hopes to use her degrees for a career in radio.