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KMUW News Lab Internship

KMUW, Wichita’s National Public Radio station, is looking for talented student interns from Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication for its KMUW News Lab program. Interns will work 15 hours a week during the summer. The pay is $12 an hour. The intern will learn how to report and write for broadcast and digital platforms. The intern also will spend time shadowing KMUW reporters and will receive training to help develop his or her on-air voice. The intern also will have a formal exit interview with the news director, who will identify the intern’s strengths and weaknesses and areas to work on during the upcoming academic semester.

Applications should include a resume with professional references and four to five examples of the student’s work. Material that has been published or broadcast is preferred, although outstanding class assignments also may be submitted.

Send applications to:
Tom Shine, KMUW
Director of News and Public Affairs

For further questions contact Tom Shine, Director of News and Public Affairs, at shine@kmuw.org or (316) 978-7324.

About KMUW, Wichita's NPR Station

The KMUW staff is a group of dedicated people who are committed to excellent content. KMUW is the area's leading provider of NPR and other national and international programming. We create award-winning news and music and distribute it through multiple platforms. KMUW is connected to the community through events and projects that encourage conversation about important issues. The KMUW staff is creative and innovative, and we love what we do.   


KMUW's news and music staff have won numerous regional and national awards. In 2022, KMUW was named the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Large Market Station of the Year for the 9th year in a row. Our reporters provide stories nationally to NPR, regionally to Harvest Public Media, and state-wide via the Kansas News Service. We remain committed to excellence and to the mission of providing programming that matters.


KMUW hosts many events each year, including:

KMUW also serves as media sponsor for many events presented by nonprofit organizations in our community.

The city of Wichita has more to offer than you can imagine. Enjoy art galleries and concerts year round, 17 festivals and 22 attractions. Wichita State University, home of champion Shocker athletics, has added new buildings and services including the Innovation Campus.

Innovative arts and cultural institutions abound, such as the nationally recognized Music Theatre Wichita, the internationally recognized Tallgrass Film Festival, the Wichita Riverfest, and 40 museums and galleries within the city limits. The median price for an existing single family home is below the national average, and the average commute time is under 19 minutes.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

In November 2002, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules and policies to a) establish Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs; b) provide vacancy notices to recruitment sources, and; c) undertake additional outreach measures as a part of filling job vacancies. These new rules became effective March 10, 2003.

To document its EEO efforts, KMUW is required to place an annual EEO report in the station’s local public file and post the report to the station’s website, on the station’s broadcast license renewal filing anniversary date, February 1.

2024 KMUW EEO Report

If your organization desires notice of full-time vacancies at KMUW, please include your organization's name, contact person, address and e-mail address in an e-mail to info@kmuw.org or mail your request to:

121 N. Mead, Ste. 200
Wichita, Kansas 67202

Notice of Nondiscrimination

KMUW is a service of Wichita State University (WSU), which does not discriminate in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Director - Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0205
(316) 978-6791

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.