WHRO offers an internship program to juniors and seniors enrolled in a college or similar curriculum to which the internship applies. The purpose is to allow qualified and interested students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a career setting. These experiences can allow students to combine their educational pursuits with day-to-day operations of the communications and broadcasting industry. While some internships can be used for college credit, it is not mandatory.

Individuals may apply in the same way they would apply for a job. An internship application, resume and cover letter are required. The appropriate department head to determine eligibility for the internship will then interview the individuals.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester.

Additional information and hard copies of the application may be obtained by contacting Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHRO Social Media and Web Content Management Intern

The WHRO Online Media Department seeks an intern to work closely with WHRO Social Media Producer.  This internship will assist the Producer to implement WHRO’s social media and online content strategies, help manage social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and station’s various websites.

The intern would report to WHRO Social Media Producer.  Job responsibilities would include assistance with any of the following:

  • Assist in development and implementation of WHRO’s online communications strategies that highlight and promote WHRO’s mission, products, services, special events and initiatives, using the website and existing social and multimedia tools (photos, video, podcasts, etc.).
  • Assist in preparing and analyzing web traffic and social media engagement reports utilizing Google Analytics and other web stats reporting tools.
  • Assist in researching information pertaining to the goals and objectives of WHRO’s online content strategies.
  • Attend various events, provide content and multimedia coverage and delivery via social media platforms.
  • Assist in the writing, editing and revision of articles for online publishing.

This is an unpaid internship but students can earn college credits based upon the approval of their professor or career counselor.   Preferably students majoring in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Business Administration, or related field should apply. Interested students should submit a WHRO Internship Application. Students may apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to Sherby Wilks at 757.451.6876, or mail to WHRO, Attn: Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer; 5200 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA  23508.  

Defenestration Online Radio Stream / Artist Galleries and Profiles

WHRO is offering internship positions with the award winning service Defenestration. It isn't a radio program, or a TV program, or even a podcast. It's a compilation of videos, audio recordings, paintings, poetry, sculpture, weaving - any creative endeavor that can be shared with visitors to our website will find a place on Defenestration. In short, defenestration is an opportunity to share an artist's creativity with whro.org's many visitors – and a chance for the public to see and hear the different artistic perspectives of members of the community. It's a continuous 24/7 variety show…

Applicants should have a keen interest in local music and arts.

Our internships are unpaid; however, students can earn college credits based on approval of the college or university.


Local Music and Art Journalism Internship

Simply put, research and write about local music and art. 
Develop your own portfolio of published work while contributing to Defenestration. This is for individuals who wish to gain experience in the world of music journalism, and have their work published.
 Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute by publishing their own original articles on the website contingent upon editorial review of all submissions and approval for publishing. In addition, if you choose to participate in our credited internship program, candidates will perform various functions such as research, fact checking, and basic editing duties.


  • Must love to write
  • Must love music and art
  • Must have style
  • Must be able to keep your finger on the pulse of local music, artists, musical events, festivals, new releases, news, etc.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and submit on a predetermined schedule that you are comfortable with
  • Reasonable computer skills

Research and gather information on Hampton Roads local artists to include: musicians, bands, painters, sculptors, comedians, photographers, poets, etc.

Populate a central database with names, contact info, biographies, photos, documents, digital copies of art, etc.

Contact the artists and ask for input to the Defenestration service and provide assistance as needed to include collecting material and posting it

Interview local artists via video and audio for inclusion on the media player and artist galleries.

Create shows using audio and video collected for inclusion in the online stream and artist galleries.

Interview local artists via video and audio for inclusion on the media player and artist galleries.

Students interested in being considered for one of the internships should submit a WHRO Internship Application [PDF] along with their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To submit a resume or for additional information, please contact:

Sherby Wilks
Human Resources Officer
5200 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23508