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Podcasting Internship

The OSU Library seeks a creative individual with strong writing and digital media skills to serve as the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program’s Podcasting Intern. The successful candidate will work with the OOHRP’s oral history collections in creating podcast episodes to air throughout 2016.

The Podcasting Intern will work 5-10 hours per week during the summer (May 16 - August 5, 2016). Hours will primarily be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This position may be eligible for internship credit for some majors. Filing for credit is the responsibility of the student.

 

Salary:

$11.50/hour

 

Responsibilities:

The Podcasting Intern will work collaboratively with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program faculty and staff in creating a dynamic and engaging podcast highlighting the history and culture of Oklahoma with a focus on the OOHRP’s oral history collections. The responsibilities of the intern will include researching topics, identifying potential audio excerpts from oral history interviews, script development, recording voice overs, interviewing experts on campus, editing audio, and assisting in packaging the podcast for online and social media distribution.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • OSU student enrolled at least part-time (6 hours undergraduate/ 4 hours graduate).
  • Experience with audio production.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Comfort asking questions, and seeking feedback.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and ability to work on PC.
  • Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment and accept constructive feedback on writing.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with SoundCloud and iTunes.
  • Experience creating podcasts.
  • Experience with social media.

 

Application Instructions:

Application review will begin May 6, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit:

For additional information, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 744-9725.


More about this Internship

Majors considered:

  • Communications
  • History, English and other humanities
  • Marketing
  • Library Science

 

Benefits for the student:

  • The student will learn how to write concisely for a popular audience.
  • The student will hone writing and digital storytelling skills.
  • The student will learn to work in a university outreach driven team and have the opportunity to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • The student will complete the internship with portfolio items suitable to present to potential employers.

 

Benefits to the Library:

  • The Library will gain increased visibility for the work and outreach driven mission of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, including the investment and fulfillment of the land grant mission to represent and serve all of Oklahoma.