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Michigan News Group Bootcamp & Internship

WCMU Public Radio, in partnership with the CMU Department of Journalism, and newspapers in Traverse City, Midland, Bad Axe, Cadillac, Alpena, Greenville and Big Rapids will offer selected students a paid summer 2022 internship, in which they will produce broadcast stories for WCMU, print stories for the newspaper, and web content for both. To apply for these internships, CMU students are required to attend a day long "boot camp" in October. Only 15 students will be accepted into the Boot Camp.

Who: CMU students, by application only

When: October 22, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15 at 5:00pm

Where: Journalism labs, 4th floor, Moore Hall

What: Day long intensive journalism training / Intern selection event. We will cover:

  • Writing
  • Delivery
  • Interviewing
  • Story Development

The goal of this event is two-fold; to provide a unique training experience and to evaluate participants for placement in our summer internship program.

“It’s the first thing I’ve done that has changed my view on my chosen profession. In a good way. It really showed me what journalism is all about. It’s definitely the highlight of my college experience.”

Riley Connell, 2021 Intern, Cadillac News

“I have the opportunity to virtually be in two newsrooms throughout my day and I couldn’t ask for a better situation.”

Tess DeGayner, 2020 Intern, Traverse City Record Eagle

Internship opportunity: WCMU Public Radio in partnership with the CMU Department of Journalism, the CMU School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, and local newspapers to offer selected students a paid summer internship, in which they will produce broadcast stories for WCMU, print stories for the newspaper, and web content for both.

WCMU and its partners will provide office space, work equipment, training and supervision. Students are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

This is the fourth year of an exciting and growing program. It’s one of the only collaborations of its type available to students at Central Michigan University, aimed at providing comprehensive training and daily experience in all aspects of journalism.

To apply for this year's Journalism Bootcamp and Michigan News Group Internship, click here.