Intern with Hot 97

This program is designed to expose students to the various aspects of radio broadcast operations.

Interns have the option of being assigned to one of the following departments:

  • Programming
  • Production
  • Digital / Content
  • Sales/Traffic
  • Engineering
  • Promotions & Marketing Department
  • Human Resources

The internship program is an unpaid opportunity for undergraduate students, seeking academic credits for the (fall/spring/summer) semester, to gain excellent hands-on job experience in the radio broadcasting industry.

Who is eligible to participate?

The internship program is for undergraduate students (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 as well as complete the required course prerequisites, based upon the college/universities criteria (if applicable). Students will be expected to provide transcripts issued by their college or university’s Registrar’s Office upon request, as mentioned below.

What will be expected of the intern?

Upon acceptance, all interns are anticipated to participate in the program for the duration of one semester (approximately 8-10 weeks) with a minimum of 15-20 hours per week. Emmis internship program takes place during regular business hours, M-F, 9a-5:30p (minus 1-hour for lunch), unless otherwise agreed upon by student and supervisor(s). A schedule will be provided to all students based on their availability and the availability of department managers and/or on-site project supervisors.

General Information

Students must complete an internship agreement form that encapsulates the expectations of the intern, the student’s college program instructor (if applicable), as well as Emmis Communications.


Students will be required to complete weekly student time/activity reports, progress reports, and a final student report describing their performance during their internship period. All reports are confidential and will be placed in the student’s file. The information from these reports will assist Emmis in making our internship program a successful one.

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