Use this application to creatively show us how you would be a contributing member of UCLA Radio. Be yourself in the application; this is the only chance we have to see who you are before we interview! Have fun with it!
Please be aware of the commitment involved with joining Radio. Interns are expected to attend mandatory classes Tuesdays 8-9pm, a one-hour radio show with a DJ mentor once a week (scheduled to your needs), weekly department meetings, biquarterly all-station meetings, and other potential events/socials. There will also be a few creative, station-related assignments. Most interns find all of these engagements fun and rewarding, but if you don’t have the time or enthusiasm, please consider applying in a future quarter. Also be aware that if you are accepted, we will ask you to attend the first intern class Tuesday January 22nd and an all-station meeting Wednesday January 23rd.
You may complete two applications maximum. If you are accepted as an intern, you will not be required to stay in the department you applied for. All Radio members are encouraged to explore all departments fully, and switch or contribute to multiple if they wish. Members of any department are welcome to have a show on air.
The UCLA Radio News Department is a highly-collaborative team of student journalists with a passion for policy, politics, and radio. Whether interviewing a live guest or contributing to our blog, our anchors strive to produce journalistic content that challenges our audiences, expands our campus discourse, and contributes to a well-informed student body. Indeed, our anchors tackle issues ranging from the local and global, from campus politics to global affairs. Internally, the UCLA Radio News Department is committed to our members’ growth as both journalists and thinkers. To this end, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to making our department a fun, innovative, and safe space for intellectually curious students who would like to make a difference. Join our team and apply to join UCLA Radio News today!
How many years have you attended UCLA?
OPTIONAL: Are you a transfer? Did you take a gap year? Is there anything else that you would like to share with us that will help us understand your time at UCLA?
How would being in UCLA Radio affect your college experience?
How would being in UCLA Radio contribute to your future goals?
Why do you think you are a good fit for the station? What would you contribute?
Have you applied to UCLA Radio in the past?
In 15 words or fewer: How did you hear about our application?
Choose all times you are available for a 30 minute group interview:
Please list your other involvements (clubs, jobs, etc). Are you sure you’re able to add this commitment into your schedule? (For a description of the expectations in joining UCLA Radio, please read the header description.)
Please submit a file that you feel represents you (a poem, song, homemade meme, photo collage, video, dance routine, recording of you crying, letter of recommendation from your mom, etc).
Do you see yourself having a show on UCLAradio.com? (This is not binding!)
Even if you answered “no” to the above question, please DESCRIBE a premise for a radio show, and give a 5 song set list to accompany it. Be creative! (Bonus points if you send a link with a public Spotify/Youtube/etc playlist so we don’t have to look them all up. We appreciate you.)
In 15 words or fewer: You’re barreling at 100mph on an empty freeway in the desert, what song/album are you listening to?
Please send us a link! YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc
In 15 words or fewer: What would you do for a Klondike bar?
In 15 words or fewer: When you were a little kid what did you want to be, and would you still do it today?
In 15 words or fewer: Where do you see yourself when you’re 64?
If you were a recipe, what makes up you?
This isn’t intended to be a “real” recipe. For example, UCLA Radio is:
4 cases of yerba mate, a heaping helping of Docs, 1 stick ‘n poke from our Zine Release Party, a closet of cuffed Dickies, 1/2 pack of American spirits, 1 dusty record player, 1 (and only 1) pierced ear, aannnnddd lots and lots of love! ELE
Any last things you would like to share?
List any radio shows, podcasts, news talk shows, etc that you enjoy (You can also list journalists/ publications related to current events).
Describe something specific related to policy/politics that interests you.
If you could choose a "beat," that is, an area of interest or something to be an expert in, what would it be and why?
Describe a news show concept you would like to do, someone you’d like to interview and why, and/or an idea for an on campus event that would relate to News Department.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact either the news department at [email protected] or us at [email protected] Follow our UCLA Radio Facebook page for more info!! AND DON'T FORGET TO LISTEN TO UCLARADIO.COM IF YOU PLAN ON DOING WELL AT THE INTERVIEW <3
This application closed on Jan. 11, 2019, 8 p.m.
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