testimonial, photos and video by Matthew Masin
An internship with Hear Nebraska is different from any other internship, in a very good way. Interning at HN welcomes you into a family, and almost instantly you’ll feel welcome and supported in the work you create. HN provides an internship that embraces creativity, encourages you to try something new, and helps you learn by your taking the risk of doing something new.
Interning at HN put me into journalistic situations that a college education alone doesn’t offer. Dealing with the larger acts and their booking companies and getting your own access into assignments is something you need to learn, and HN teaches you how.
The family at HN is something you’ll be glad you decided to join. You’ll always have someone to count on when you need work critiqued, a reference on a resume, or when you just need a friend to play guitar with in the park. I know I’m thankful for my time interning at HN. It opened up a lot of confidence in myself and my work and pushed me to try to do more.
Matthew's HN portfolio
Nebraska's nonprofit music media company is looking for crack-shot, enterprising, self-starting, multimedia content-producing interns. We aim to hire at least two multimedia interns, two editorial interns and one writing workhorse starting in August. We also have opportunities for editing, broadcasting and design interns should the right candidate apply.
Your computer will be your workplace, and you will help us cover, promote and document the state's music culture for 15-20 hours/week. Journalism, marketing or English majors are preferred, though others are accepted if they possess the following skills and attributes:
— Ability to produce quick, accurate copy or designed materials on deadline that, critically, do not bore;
— Understanding of social media and a proven ability to use it effectively;
— Diverse multimedia abilities (video, photo, audio, social);
— A knack for storytelling;
— Ability to communicate effectively and stay on task remotely;
— Desire to grow professionally and socially;
— Ability to generate engaging, compelling story ideas;
— Love of music (especially local).
The chosen candidate(s) will get:
— Tough edits that will make them stronger, more-skilled and -polished journalists;
— A portfolio full of dynamic multimedia clips;
— An opportunity to manage one of HN's social media channels;
— A flexible, production-focused schedule;
— The chance to be in the team and on the ground floor of a young, growing nonprofit;
— Free entrance into all HN-sponsored shows, and other concerts when possible.
photo by Daniel Muller
photo by Daniel Muller
Matthew is a former HN intern turned contributor. Ask him, our managing editor or editor-in-chief questions about the internship by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.