If the world of radio is the one you want to be in, then there are many options to consider. Radio internships are not only for presenters who love to talk on the radio but includes a wide field of careers. These could include a more technical aspect, camera operations, programming, engineering and so much more. Many companies offer talented candidates the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of their field before entering the workforce.
Radio Internships Available
There is a wide variety of fields candidates can consider when entering this career path, we have listed some that may be of interest to you. Media internships include all four basic means of media, this is Radio, Television, Electronic and Print. Additionally the companies that offer internships within these areas are also many, and once again we have mentioned only some of them here.
Fields candidates may want to consider:
- Radio Production Manager
- News Broadcaster
- Sports Broadcaster
- Media planner
- Radio News Writer
- Radio Technician
- Radio Advertising Manager
- Programming Director
- Radio Engineer
- General Station Manager
- Sales Manager
- Recording Engineer
- Camera Operator
- Broadcasting Technician
Companies that may offer internships in the area of radio:
Radio Internships Requirements
Each company will have their own requirements for their radio internships and it can usually be found with the application. Here are some of the basic requirements candidates may need but ensure you know what is needed from you before submitting the application.
- Candidates must be unemployed South African citizens with a valid ID document
- Candidates must not be older than 35 years
- Candidates must hold a valid Matric, as well as a degree within their field
- Candidates must have experience in research and writing
- Candidates must not already have completed an internship with another company
- Candidates must be proficient in English (Speak, Write & Read)
- Candidates must work well independently, as well as part of a team
- Candidates must be flexible, and willing to travel if required
- Candidates must be eager to learn, energetic and an extrovert
Candidates with disabilities are urged to apply. Some companies offer a monthly stipend but they do not cover accommodation, meals and transport cost, thus, these are the responsibility of the candidate. Some companies may request candidates to do an aptitude test or other tests as is required.
Radio Internships Application
Online radio internships applications are made available during the year by a variety of companies. Candidates can get more information regarding each company’s internships on their webpages. Many companies will have separate applications for each province but some will have only one application for all internships, thus, candidates must ensure if there is a reference number that it is clearly stated on the application.
Applications should always be completed in full and be accompanied by all certified relevant documentation. Most companies will only contact short listed candidates, so, if you do not hear from the company in three months after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Radio Internships Closing Dates
Each company will have their own closing date, depending on their needs within this field. Candidates are reminded to sign the application, certify all required documentation and include these with the application when applying. Some companies may offer a monthly salary, however, many do not offer housing, meals or transport. Late entries will not be considered, thus, candidates must ensure that the application and documentation reaches the company before the closing date.