Northampton Radio Group Internship Award

SAGA Communications, Inc. provides a scholarship of up to $4,500 to support one student who will serve as an intern with the Northampton Radio Group in Northampton, MA. This is a full-time (40 hour per week) position for ten weeks during the summer of 2015. Students can apply for the internship and the scholarship award through this application.

Internship description: 
The Northampton Radio Group consists of three radio stations (WRSI The River, WHMP, & Hits 94.3). 
Internship responsibilities:

  • Prospect for potential advertisers by reviewing competitive media and other sources
  • Observe and take part in appointment setting process
  • Access customer needs through client interviews
  • Develop and present marketing solutions to perspective advertisers
  • Help develop commercial campaigns for perspective and current advertisers
  • Aid in billing and collections procedure


  • Interact with listeners in person at station promotions.
  • Help enhance visibility and brand of stations through web site and social media.


  • Observe and take part in audio production

Selection: Selection for the internship and the scholarship award is based on strength of completed application, academic merit and financial need.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The recipients of this award will be expected to:

  •  Write a thank-you letter to the donors of the Northampton Radio Group Internship Award
  • Attend the scholarship reception on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Contact: Susan McDonough , Associate Director of External Affairs for Donor Relations

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

235 Draper Hall

40 Campus Center Way

Amherst, MA 01003-9244


Phone: 413.577-1202

Fax: 413.577.0905


Personal Information
Please note: seniors graduating in Spring 2015 are not eligible to apply.
Statement of Interest
Please provide an essay (no more than 500 words) describing your interest in this internship position with Northampton Radio Group? What is your current and future interest in this field? How will the internship help you reach your future career goals? Also, please describe any involvement with UMass Amherst campus media. Note: Before you enter your text into the online form, you may wish to write the essay separately and then paste it into the space provided.
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