A view of downtown Ketchikan from the top of a long flight of boardwalk steps. (KRBD file photo)

Update: We are interviewing finalists and plan to make a decision soon. We won’t review new applications unless we aren’t able to hire someone from the current pool. Thanks for your interest!

Internship opportunity!

KRBD Community Radio in Ketchikan, Alaska, is hiring a summertime news intern. We are an NPR affiliate, so aspiring public radio reporters are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our intern will receive training on recording and production equipment, along with editing and guidance from KRBD’s news director. The intern will report, write and produce stories on a variety of topics; and will be trained for live on-air hosting, to fill in as our Morning Edition host as needed.

Ketchikan is a vibrant community of about 13,000 on an island in Southeast Alaska, surrounded by the Tongass National Forest. We have hiking trails in abundance, the best fishing in the world (we might be biased), and a vibrant local arts community. We’re a primary stopping point for cruise ships during the summer season, with about a million cruise visitors arriving each year. The regional economy is based on tourism, fishing and – to an increasingly smaller degree – logging.

Interested? Email your resume and a letter of interest to KRBD News Director Leila Kheiry: leila@krbd.org.

  • Time frame for internship: 10 weeks. Start and end time negotiable
  • Stipend: $1,000 total. Housing provided.
  • College journalism students with a focus on radio preferred.
  • Adventuresome spirit and sense of humor required.