Hiring: Student Interns

KMUW, Wichita’s National Public Radio station, is looking for two talented student interns from Wichita State University for its KMUW News Lab program this summer. Interns will work 15 hours a week for 10 weeks during the summer. The pay is $10 an hour. Interns will learn how to report and write for broadcast and digital platforms. They also will spend time shadowing KMUW reporters. Interns will receive training to help develop their on-air voice. They also will have a formal exit interview with the news director, who will identify their strengths and weaknesses and areas to work on during the upcoming academic semester.

The best candidates will have:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills. That should include classes in basic media writing and reporting.
  • Practical experience working for a media outlet, either on campus or in the community. Broadcast experience is not required.
  • A strong interest in journalism, news and the world around them.
  • An eagerness to learn and the ability to take direction.
  • A valid driver’s license and a car.

Applicants should send a resume with 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. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 23.

To apply, send requirements listed above to:
Tom Shine
Director of News and Public Affairs

For further questions, contact Tom at shine@kmuw.org or 316-978-7324.

The KMUW staff is a group of dedicated people who are committed to excellent content. Wichita Public Radio 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, innovative and we love what we do.


The steady growth of the KMUW audience has resulted in over 80,000 listeners each month. In the past fiscal year members and business underwriters ponied up $1,100,000 for the best fundraising year ever.


KMUW's news and music staff have won numerous regional and national awards. Reporters feed stories to NPR, and two of our music programs are nationally distributed. We remain committed to excellence and to the mission of providing programming that matters. In 2017, KMUW was named the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Large Market Station of the Year for the 4th year in a row. 



KMUW hosts several events for listeners each year, such as Engage ICT, Literary Feast, Music Tastings, Volunteer Appreciation parties, listening parties and listener appreciation parties, like the Fill Your Mug ice cream social. We also are represented at area races by the KMUW Street Team.


The dynamic city of Wichita has more to offer than you can imagine. You can 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.

Wichita has long been known for its high quality of life and low cost of living. But what does that mean? Innovative arts and cultural institutions abound such as the nationally recognized Music Theatre of Wichita, the internationally recognized Tallgrass Film Festival, and 40 museums and galleries within the city limits alone. At the same time, the median price for an existing single family home is only $123,600 and the average commute time is under 19 minutes. Wichita's entrepreneurial culture - ranked 23rd for small business growth among the top 102 metro areas - extends to the staff here at Wichita Public Radio. Combine that with one of the regions busiest airports, our location on one the nation's main transportation corridors, and typical Midwestern friendliness and you have the ingredients for continued robust economic and cultural growth.

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.

2018 KMUW EEO Report and Recruitment Lists

If your organization desires notice of full-time vacancies at KMUW, please send an e-mail to info@kmuw.org , or mail your request to:

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

Be sure to include your organization’s name, contact person, street address and e-mail address.

KMUW Diversity Policy

KMUW is committed to ensuring a diverse staff reflecting the community.

KMUW celebrates a diverse environment in which all individuals can achieve success and identify their potential.

KMUW believes that diversity extends beyond race and gender to include religion, national origin, education and culture.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

KMUW is a service of Wichita State University, which does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, 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 Equal Employment Opportunity
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0205
(316) 978-6791