Here at TuneFM, we spent the pandemic creating an internship program that will work for both online and on-campus students.

Who’s this internship for?

UNE students who want to build their skills in communication.  You’ll spend your time working on written and audio content that breaks down the latest research happening around the globe.

But I’m not a Media or Communication Student…

Honestly, that doesn’t matter.  The number two question we get asked in every reference check is… “what are their communication skills like?”  The number one question is… “are they reliable?”  This internship will give you a chance to prove both.  And you’ll get a reference out of it at the end.

Is it paid?

No.  There are internships where the company gets the bulk of benefit out of having an internship – those should be paid.  What we’ve done is design an internship program that gives you the most benefit.  It’s like a volunteer program, but with a bigger time commitment and a fancier title for your resume.

What equipment do I need?

If you’re near Armidale, you’ll come into our studios.

If you’re not in the Armidale region, you’ll need a computer with a decent internet connection and webcam.  Our radio system has an app that runs on an iPad/iPhone.  We’ll send you out a microphone (you just need to send it back at the end of the program).  We do have a very small amount of iPads that we can loan out but those spots are limited.

What do I get out of it?

One amazing LinkedIn profile.

At the start of the program, you’ll create a LinkedIn profile (if you don’t already have one).  We’ll then spend two trimesters helping you fill that profile with links to content you’ve created and published.

We’re also bringing in an amazing LinkedIn expert to work with you to create a profile that will stand out when you’re going for those graduate positions.

Communication skills that go with any career.

Knowing how to talk and write about your subject in a non-academic way is one of the most important skillsets you’ll need once you graduate.  It’s not enough to be able to churn out essays and research papers, in most fields, you’ll need to be able to break down the latest research to a non-scientific audience.

Connect with fellow students.

You’ll be in a team of UNE students all learning about how to communicate in their expertise area.

New England Award Points.

Everything you do for the internship is eligible for New England Award points.


What are you committing to?

8-10 hours a week during Trimester 1 and 2 teaching periods. 

Unlike other internship programs where they expect you in the office one day a week, we’ve designed our internship program around UNE’s trimester system.  We understand that study (and family, and paid work) come first.  You can split the time up over your week however you choose.

Monday night online training sessions (7 pm-9 pm).

We’re bringing in experts from the Community Media Training Organisation and other industry leaders to give you training on a wide range of topics.  Please try your best to be there.

To produce content for your portfolio.

This includes audio content for TuneFM (don’t panic – we’ll train you) and regular blog posts (no seriously you’ve got this).  Not sure what to talk about? Well, that’s where we come in.

To put genuine effort in.

We’ll give you the training, the resources and the support, but at the end of the day how good your content portfolio is up to you.

Who can apply?

Eligible Participants

  • MUST be a current student (including HDR students) at the University of New England for the duration of the program.
  • MUST have completed one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
  • Have achieved a credit GPA in the year leading up to the application
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills.

For participants who reside outside of Armidale:

  • Have access to an iPhone or iOS device. It may be able to be loaned. *
  • Have reliable internet access and access to a computer with a webcam.

* we have a small number of iPads we can send out.  You’ll just need to send them back at the end of the internship.

Need more information?  Contact us here



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