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Student Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Each year, JPR provides opportunities for SOU students to get involved with the radio station through work, volunteering or to receive course credit. From hands-on creation of news and public affairs content, to music screening, program hosting and logistical help, JPR student interns receive training and instruction from broadcast professionals. Occasionally, these internship opportunities can result in course credit at SOU.

Music Director Assistants, Jeffrey Meyers and Allison Masterson, Assistant Producer, Megan Mercier and Music Library Manager, Jordan Johnson.

Student Opportunities

Reporter/Producer (JPR News)
Assist JPR’s News Director and Reporter. Typically involves researching, writing and voicing short, spot-type news stories for broadcast.

Music Library Manager
Assist JPR’s Music Director in maintaining the station’s library of over 35,000 albums.  Organizational skills are of utmost importance in this position, which categorizes new records, keeps the library in tidy working order, and helps acquire and convert new digital music submissions into a working station library copies.

Front Desk Assistant
Assist the Administrative Services Manager with customer service and administrative tasks, general staff support and special events.

Music Program Host
Occasionally, JPR has an opportunity for a student to host one of our music programs. This requires in-depth knowledge of the music JPR features, a pleasant, engaging vocal style, and a fairly flexible schedule both for training, and for possible on-air opportunities.

Music Director Assistant
Review new music added to the JPR music library for lyrical content unacceptable for broadcast, and label songs according to station policy.


For Course Credit
If you are seeking credit for your work with JPR you must design a program with your professor or advisor around one of the available options. If you would like to do this please send an email to jprinfo@sou.edu with your information, the option you are interested in, which class and professor/advisor you will be doing the work for and their contact information.

Not for Course Credit
If you are not seeking credit you can work with JPR staff to create a volunteer agreement. Please send an email to jprinfo@sou.edu with your information and the option you are interested in.   

Other Options
If you would like to do something other than the options listed, please send an email to jprinfo@sou.edu with details about who you are, what skills you have and what you are specifically interested in learning or doing.