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Exploring Music is always looking for creative and curious interns to help produce the radio show and the streaming website. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Cydne Gillard at 773.279.2095 or [email protected].com.

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WFMT Exploring Music Website Internship
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program heard by 500,000 listeners every day that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods. The show began in 2003 and is heard on more than 60 radio stations across the United States as well as internationally. To learn more about the show visit: The WFMT Exploring Music Website Intern will assist in developing copy, selecting images, testing and marketing a new website for the popular, national radio show. Department WFMT Radio Network General Information
  • Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of a 9am-5pm business day on a combination of weekdays (M/W/F or T/Th).
  • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
  • This is an unpaid internship. WFMT will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
  • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
  • Interns are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives to develop skills in chosen area.
Requirements Students or recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates will have strong writing skill, familiarity with classical music and some knowledge of social media practices. The ability to work independently and reliably on intern projects is a must. Excellent organization and communications skills are also a must. Description Learning opportunities include:
  • Developing, creating and updating content for the Exploring Music website.
  • Processing, prepping and uploading content (text, photos, video, audio, etc.) to website.
  • Research and help implement ideas for promoting the website to individuals and schools.
Application Process Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: [email protected]. Please reference "WFMT Exploring Music Web Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing. Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:
Window to the World Communications, Inc. Attn: Tony Macaluso 5400 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625
Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.
The Exploring Music streaming website is supported by Mr. & Mrs. William Gardner Brown and the Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Family.  
You have opened up the world of Classical Music to me, where previously, it seemed too complicated.
Steffen Demeter
This is simply one of the very best radio programmes in the medium!...The study of the people, the times, and the events that inform the music we otherwise enjoy and even, heaven forbid, take for granted, brings the entire world of the music and the composer to life.
Walther Davies
There isn't a program you broadcast on Exploring Music" that isn't of interest. I find them all engaging. It is a combination of variety of subject, intellectual curiosity and your obvious enthusiasm which characterize your satisfying programs.
Michael Sanders
It’s a great way to re-engage myself with consciousness before heading off to work.
I Love this program! I am in 7th grade and I am the complete opposite of the other kids. I am 4th chair in the orchestra and I love to read. But most of all, I LOVE classical music!
Claudia Wertz
Your show has helped open my mind and heart to this world of music, and every show I hear confirms my place in music and gives me new ideas for where I'd like to go with it in the future….I grew up with classical music as a child and always held it in my heart, but I didn't have the confidence to be a good student (or a good violinist.)
Christine Anderson
Listening to you is almost interactive.You invite us in with so many well modulated dramatic and informative comments, enticing, enthusiastic interpretations, and coherent, beautiful presentations. It's a privilege to follow you into the musical space you create.
Sally Rosenbaum
I just love this program. It is soothing and comfortable at the end of the day. I find his comments interesting, but they aren't so dragged out that there is very little music. The balance of both is just right.
Jean Quay
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