Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) in partnership with Illinois Public Media (IPM), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois (your local NPR/PBS station).
The successful candidate will work for IPM and will be supervised by the station’s Director of Engagement and Educational Outreach in close collaboration with the department of news and public affairs. The intern will help produce community listening sessions for WILL staff, blog about the activities of our early childhood program known as The Book Mentor Project, and help build the groundwork for a new campus film festival called “Reel Midwest.” Listening sessions assist reporters and other staff in understanding the aspirations of the communities we serve and the roadblocks to those aspirations. Information from these sessions will be shared throughout IPM and will assist in the creation of on-air and on-line programming. Conversations will take place virtually unless conditions allow for safe, in-person listening sessions in central Illinois. Read more and apply by October 4, 2021.