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Internships with Echoes

Echoes welcomes college and high school students to apply for unpaid internships. Intern applicants need to be available on two or more weekdays, between the hours of 9am and 6pm with a flexibility for later hours and weekends. Internship positions require a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week for at least two months. This internship is for currently matriculated students only.

Do you want to meet fascinating musicians and be involved with cutting edge music? Are you interested in being part of a radio program with a national audience? You'll get all that, as well as the usual internship jobs of filing, data-entry and coffee runs.

We're seeking a detail-oriented, self-starting team player to assist in the production of a nationwide radio program and on-line music streaming service. The motivated intern will obtain skills and knowledge in digital audio production, public radio feature production, live music recording, customer service and social media. Duties include pre-editing interviews, interview research, archiving of audio files, production assistance for live performances, creating on-line music streams and interviews, maintaining databases and viral marketing. Also: helping in the sales of small online CD catalog including packaging and mailing retail orders, assisting in marketing projects, offering customer relations by answering phones and listener mail, general clerical work.

Skills required include accurate typing, basic database skills, online experience, computer proficiency, ability to work and meet deadlines on one's own, and interest in music. Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel is required. Experience with Dreamweaver and other web applications preferred.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have good writing and editing skills
  • be able to take direction while also finding ways to contribute their own ideas
  • be able to work well in a small-staff environment, under pressure of daily deadlines
  • have self-starting initiative and be able to work on one's own
  • be willing and able to attend to details and routine work
  • have a basic knowledge of web page design and maintenance.

It's a great opportunity to grow along with us, experiencing incredible music and musicians first hand, learning the creative world of public radio, music and webcasting.

Be sure you look at www.echoes.org so you'll know what you're getting into.

Again - this is an unpaid internship that is available for school credit for high school or college students. Only those enrolled in an accredited internship program will be considered.

The Echoes office and studio is located in Exton, PA, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. Sadly, there is not convenient public transportation to our location.

Send a cover letter telling us why you'd like to intern at echoes, and a resume (pdf preferred.) Please include names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional or scholastic references.

Please attach those documents as digital files to an email, and send it to echoes@echoes.org.