The Bayliss Radio Intern Program places America's top communication students who are interested in a full-time career in Radio with innovative companies for an incomparable learning experience. The internships enhance the students' education at Bayliss Schools across the nation, and provide practical skills that will prepare them for a rewarding future.

The Bayliss Radio Intern Program is for approximately 8 weeks each summer beginning in June.

The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation assumes no liability for the actions of the student or cooperating company or organization.

Intern Criteria:

Qualified applicants are studying for a career in the radio industry, and have taken basic journalism courses as well as specialized courses in the radio communications field.
Applicants must have previous radio-related experience.
Applicants are enrolled in a degree program, and will be entering their junior or senior year in college in the Fall. Students graduating in the Spring are also eligible to apply.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and be at least 18 years of age.
Due to a potential conflict of interest, students who have already secured a summer internship with a radio station may not be eligible.

Intern Placement:

Interns are placed at a radio station as close to home or school location as possible. Students are responsible for arranging and financing transportation, housing and other expenses associated with the internship.
Interns are placed in one or more of the following departments at the radio station (if available): Audio Production, Business Office, Engineering, Marketing, Music, News, Programming, Promotions, or Sales. Please indicate your first three choices on the application form.
An experienced employee of the host Radio Group will supervise interns on site.
Interns receive an hourly wage between $8 and $10 from the host Radio Group.
Interns are expected to work an average of 25-35 hours per week. This may mean working a variety of hours and shifts, as required by the position. This includes evening, weekend, and holiday shifts.

Intern's responsibilities in a successful internship:
Interns play a crucial part in ensuring the success of the internship. Interns must be prepared to be proactive and use initiative to ensure that it runs smoothly. It is your responsibility to:

Provide your resume to the host Radio Group so they know your academic background, radio-related activities and interests.
Be punctual and work the required number of hours, at times agreed to by you and your supervisor.
Notify the Radio Group and the Bayliss Foundation if unable to participate in program as planned.
Behave and dress appropriately to the particular workplace.
Respect the confidentiality of the workplace, its clients and its workers.
Check out responsibilities at the work site with the supervisor, and make sure you know what you are expected to do, and how you should behave.
Be positive and enthusiastic about the internship. If things are slow, take the initiative, and volunteer for different tasks or other work. If work is slow, take the initiative, and volunteer for different tasks or other duties.
Discuss any problems with your supervisor and, if necessary, with your faculty sponsor.
Remember that you are both a guest of the organization, and a representative from your University and the Bayliss Broadcast Foundation, and behave appropriately.
Write a letter of appreciation to the Radio Group host upon completing the internship.
Complete an evaluation form provided by the Bayliss Foundation.

Responsibilities of the faculty sponsor from the Bayliss School:
The faculty sponsor has a number of important responsibilities, including:

Encouraging students to participate in radio internships.
Sharing their knowledge of particular professions with their students.
Helping the student identify what it is that can be learned from a particular internship at this stage of the student's academic program.
Assisting the student in formulating individual learning goals and expected outcomes.
Shaping the on-going evaluation and the final assessment requirements of the internship.
Monitoring the progress of the intern by contacting the station supervisor and student at least once if not twice during the internship.

Contacting the on-site station supervisor during the internship.
Many faculty sponsors find it very helpful to discuss the tasks and progress of the intern with the station supervisor. These discussions can also provide the faculty sponsor with a current perspective on the industry in which the internship is taking place, and increase the sponsor's contacts within the industry.

Responsibilities of the Intern Coordinator and Station Supervisor:
Interns can perform tasks that are of great value to the radio organization. To make sure that this happens, the intern coordinator from the radio organization will supply the Bayliss Foundation with a list of their markets and the departments in which the interns will be placed. In addition, the intern coordinator has to be prepared to spend time planning and working with the station supervisor to make sure that expectations for the program are shared.

In the first week of the internship if not before, station supervisors need to be aware of:

The knowledge and skills the intern brings with him or her.
The learning goals of the intern.
The intern's need to know what can be learned from the internship program at this host's radio station.
The feasibility of planned projects (projects must be able to be completed within the time frame of the internship).
The intern's need for feedback – recognition of things done well, and assistance in performing better.
The intern's need to know who to contact in the organization if there are any questions or problems.
During the internship, the station supervisor must:
Make sure the intern is oriented to the organization and any particular policies and practices (dress code, for example).
Ensure that the intern has meaningful work to do that will help her or him reach the identified learning goals.
Oversee the intern's performance.
Plan and arrange for regular supervision.
Participate in a mid-internship evaluation of the intern's performance (done by phone call or email from the Bayliss Foundation). Give feedback to the intern coordinator.
Complete a final written evaluation of the intern's performance, and forward it to the Bayliss Foundation.

What are the Bayliss Foundation's responsibilities for the Radio Intern Program?
The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation is the resource for prospective interns, faculty sponsors and the Radio Group's intern coordinators who may need to contact the Bayliss Foundation throughout the year for information related to its radio intern program.

Maintenance of established internship sites with host Radio Groups.
Development of new internship sites through discussion and negotiation with organizations.
Assignment of interns to radio stations based on market locations, department needs, and student strengths.
During the internship:
Monitor each internship via contact with the Radio Group's intern coordinator to make sure program runs smoothly, and that its goals are being achieved.
Offer on-going assistance and support to student, station supervisor or Bayliss School sponsor with any problems that arise throughout the internship.
After the internship:
Collection of evaluations from intern coordinators and students. Use information to improve, strengthen and increase number of available internships within the Radio Industry.
Contact The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation at 831.655.5229 with any questions.