Block Foundation Internship

The media landscape is quickly changing. We live in a time when entertainment passes for news, rumor for fact.  The decibel level is increasing in our conversations and the thoughtful discussions about important community issues are being drowned out.

Heather Aronno

To help prepare our journalists of the future, Alaska Public Media has formed a special partnership with the Journalism and Public Communications (JPC) Department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage to create the Block Foundation Internship. The internship is made possible by a generous gift from the Richard L. and Diane M. Block Foundation and by support from First National Bank Alaska. It is a partnership between Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc. and the Journalism and Public Communications Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Participating students will receive an enriching opportunity to work along side the staff of KSKA, KAKM and APRN.  The internship will give students the chance to work in our studios and newsroom; providing essential exposure to our news programming and production operations. Students have an opportunity to train in many areas:

  • Radio Production
  • Television Production
  • News Reporting
  • Web Editing
  • Photography

The Block Foundation Internship scholarship will pay the tuition costs of three journalism courses at UAA, or, alternatively, a weekly stipend.  Students will be chosen by Alaska Public Media staff. The program will last one term and participating students will be encouraged to apply for a second term. This internship is open to students of all Alaska universities, and applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Left to Right: Andy Fisher, Jerzy Shedlock, and Joshua Tucker

WHAT: The intern will work extensively in our web operations posting stories, audio, and video to the website. The intern also will have opportunities to work in other production areas and work with the APRN and KSKA news staffs. This is a paid internship.

WHERE: Alaska Public Media. 3877 University Drive.

WHEN: JUNE-AUGUST.  Monday-Friday.

WHO: College juniors and seniors from Alaskan universities who are studying journalism, broadcasting or a related communications field and who have experience working in newspapers, magazines, radio or television.  Familiarity in Word Press or posting to online publications will be considered a plus.

HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to or mail to –

Patrick Yack
Alaska Public Media
Chief Content Officer
3877 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508