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Student Involvement

Students at WAER are treated like professionals and perform meaningful work that leads to many rewards.  Students in the WAER News and Sports departments have been judged alongside other area professionals during the Syracuse Press Club Awards and other radio broadcast industry competitions.

Be a part of the news team

This is no watch-from-the-sidelines internship.  There are as many as 50 students working in the WAER newsroom each semester covering stories and issues important to Central New York.  Students cover press conferences and interview politicians, experts, and other news makers.  As members of the news department, you will develop your interviewing, writing, and reporting skills.

Get unsurpassed experience in broadcasting sports

Aspiring sportscasters enjoy one of the richest experiences any college student can have.  Students on the WAER sports staff have enjoyed prominent positioning conducting play-by-play and game analysis during broadcast of the NCAA men's basketball tournament; major NCAA football bowl games; and championship men's lacrosse coverage.  In addition to announcing the game action, you will learn studio hosting, engineering, and audio production.  We boast an impressive list of alumni that have traveled the same path that you are considering now.  Bob Costas, Mike Tirico, Marv Albert, and Ian Eagle are just a few.

Get involved

If you are interested in working at WAER, attend one of our general interest meetings in the fall and spring and speak with our staff and students.  Or you can complete the volunteer application below (refresh your browser  if you don't see it). We look forward to working with you!