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2019 Interns

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Korina Ike’s Fall 2019 Internship

I learned a lot this past semester. I had a preconceived notion of what public radio was like before I started volunteering. Those notions have been destroyed, but in a good way! Micah taught me that simplicity is best and I need to keep my "hook" in mind. I have no doubt that I will rely on these lessons in my future career(s).

Check out Korina's semester project.


Megan Feighery's Summer 2019 Internship   

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After grad school, I packed up my car and drove to Laramie from Southern California to intern at WPM. I was nervous but after meeting the incredibly talented, creative, and supportive staff I knew I had made the right decision. In a few short months, I had learned how to write news spots, voice for Wyoming Sounds, and even produced my very own episode of HumaNature. I have fallen so in love with WPM and Laramie that this Southern California girl is going to stay and brave her first Wyoming winter- wish me luck! Thank you so much to everyone here for welcoming and guiding me as I start my career. I would like to give a very special thanks to Micah Schweitzer for being in my corner- it has made all the difference. 

View Megan's semester project.
Megan is now on Wyoming Public Media's staff as a part-time producer. 


Jeff Victor's Summer 2019 Internship

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Writing copy and voicing news spots for Wyoming Public Radio taught me the ropes of broadcast journalism. The full time reporters who make up WPR guided me in countless ways throughout the summer, talking over story leads and angles with me, proofing and editing my scripts, and providing inspiration through their own work ethic and high quality reporting. By the end of my admittedly short time in the newsroom, I produced a five-minute feature for Open Spaces that will serve as a launching off point for future journalistic endeavors.

View Jeff's semester project.

Jeff is now on Wyoming Public Media's staff as a part-time reporter. 


Ivy Engel's Summer 2019 Internship 

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My summer interning with WPR was unlike any other. It drew aside the curtain and revealed the figurative wizard that is the hard working, intelligent, talented people that bring public radio to the world every day. Not only did I meet some incredible people, but I was able to learn and practice many practical skills that extend beyond what I’ve been taught in the classroom. Some of the lessons that will stick with me are that sometimes I must ‘cut my darlings’ and to always pack extra batteries!

This internship has sparked a budding interest in public radio and I can’t wait to continue in the field!

View Ivy's semester project.

Ivy is now on Wyoming Public Media's staff as a full-time reporter.


David Graf's 2018 & 2019 Internships

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At Wyoming Public Media, I learned foundational radio skills, how to create compelling podcasts and craft journalistic stories. If I hadn’t interned at Wyoming Public Radio, I wouldn’t have been prepared to search for a job in the radio industry, and I am grateful for the experiences and tools that Wyoming Public Media provided me. The station creates a family atmosphere and gives you the tools to succeed and learn more about radio and journalism. The more time you spend around the professionals at Wyoming Public Media, the more prepared you will be to get to the place you want to be.

(Aside) Thank you to Micah and Grady for all of the mentorship that they provided me and for introducing me to skills and people that transformed my world.

View David's semester project.

David is now a Podcast Coordinator and Producer in Montana at the Missoula Broadcasting Company


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Nolan Behnke's Spring 2019 Internship

My experience at Wyoming Public Media was an unforgettable one. I learned so much about journalism that I could not learn from a classroom. The internship was a great opportunity to get a sense of what writing news is all about and a chance to flex my journalistic muscles. I faced many challenges, but I prevailed, and I am a better person for it. I loved my time interning at WPM and who knows, maybe I'll come back to ask for a job someday.

View Nolan's semester Project.