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.
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.