Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship

Wichita , KS

Application Deadline: Friday, Jan 17, 2020


The KMUW Korva Coleman Internship is geared toward training college students of color to be part of the next generation of public radio reporters and newscasters.

The Coleman intern will get an immersive, hands-on learning experience at KMUW, Wichita’s award-winning National Public Radio station, as well as mentoring from NPR newscaster Korva Coleman.

The internship will run for 10 weeks beginning May 26, 2020. The Coleman intern will work 40 hours a week and be paid a $5,000 stipend. He or she also will receive free room and board.

The Coleman intern will get professional experience reporting and writing for both broadcast and digital platforms. He or she will work with veteran public radio reporters and editors in the KMUW newsroom. The intern also will receive training to help develop his or her on-air voice delivery.

At the end of the internship, the Coleman intern will have a formal exit interview with the news director. He will identify the intern’s strengths and weaknesses and areas of growth, as well as provide a formal letter of recommendation reflecting a summary of the internship experience.

The best candidates will have:

  • Outstanding writing and reporting skills.
  • Experience working for a media outlet, either on campus or in the community. Broadcast experience is a bonus, but not required.
  • A strong interest in news and the world around them.
  • A genuine desire to learn and pursue NPR-style journalism.
  • A curious and creative bent.
  • An ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism.
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applications should include a resume with professional references and four to five examples of the student’s work, either published or broadcast. Deadline to submit is Friday, Jan. 17. Finalists will be notified in February and interviewed via Skype.

Send applications to:

Tom Shine
Director of News and Public Affairs

For further questions, contact Tom at shine@kmuw.org or 316-978-7324.

About Korva Coleman

Korva Coleman is an award-winning NPR newscaster with a strong interest in introducing students of color to journalism, in particular public radio journalism.

She will conduct an introductory video call with the selected applicant and another as the internship comes to a close. She will offer tips and answer any questions about the industry, including her own experiences as a journalist of color.

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