The Redeemer Radio 95.7 FM Sports Internship is a hands-on program for students at St. Joseph and Marian high schools. The program has grown tremendously in its first four years and has been offered for class credit for the last two school years. Students will work with Redeemer Radio Sports Director and internship coordinator Angelo Di Carlo to develop skills that apply to radio, television & social media by learning how to put a professional sports broadcast on the air and the promotion behind it.
Marian interns Claire Watson (left) and Reagan Martens (center) get tips from sports director Angelo Di Carlo on editing & posting social media interviews after a game.
Entering its 5th year, the internship program is a one credit class in each semester at both high schools. Redeemer Radio broadcasts St. Joseph and Marian football and basketball games. The program will center around coverage of these broadcasts and will be broken up into two different classes—one during football season and one during basketball season. Students are welcome to sign up for one semester of class or for both semesters. The 2022-2023 school year will also mark the 3rd year we will video stream the game broadcasts, giving students additional opportunities to learn the video side of production.
The internship program is made possible by support from a number of underwriters, led by Tire Rack and Notre Dame Federal Credit Union.
St. Joseph intern Teo Sanchez (center) serves as our sideline reporter during this St. Joe boys basketball game. Here Teo is interviewing members of one of St. Joe’s Final Four teams, coach Steve Austin (left) and star player Rodney Holmes (right).
Students will develop various media skills by rotating through different hands-on roles:
Opportunities to be an on-air reporter during game preview interviews & a sideline reporter during games, developing oral communication skills
Run Redeemer Radio social media accounts during games, developing promotional strategies
Interns will develop production techniques on video, editing & posting to social media
Running camera for the video stream of broadcasts and potentially learning to produce the video broadcast
Students will learn how to write, voice & edit radio commercials
Provide in-game stats that will be used live on the air
Other potential areas that students may gain experience in: sales, marketing and fundraising
Understanding of what it takes to work as a team to put together a professional broadcast
Studying of the history & ethics of radio and television
Marian intern Nevaeh Foster prepares to run camera for the video stream of our broadcast of a Marian football game.
Semester 1: Aug 8 – Nov 14
Semester 2: Nov 14 – Mar 13
***These dates are approximate. Final dates will be determined at a later date & subject to change***
Schedule for Internship & Radio & Television I course:
The program will take place multiple times a week after school, totally roughly 5-10 hours per week.
Mondays: After school classroom setting (4-6pm at Redeemer Radio)
Fulfill weekly assignments during the week
Fridays 6-10pm: Work football games for their school that are broadcast on 95.7FM.
**Students will be expected to participate in the internship most (but not all) Fridays, depending on weekly assignments.
**The schedule for basketball season will be similar but will alter based on the scheduling of games.
(ABOVE) St. Joseph senior intern Kellen Sharpe (left) broadcasts the Holy War JV game with Marian senior intern Hannah Burch (right) with 95.7FM Sports Director Angelo Di Carlo (center) serving as their producer. The tradition of the interns handling play-by-play for a game began in 2021 and continued in 2022 with the Marian-St. Joe boys basketball JV broadcast.
(BELOW) Interns from both football and basketball season came together to participate in the Holy War boys basketball broadcast in some capacity. Pictured from left to right: Billy Mattison, Kellen Sharpe, Teo Sanchez, Claire Watson, Reagan Martens, Elle Dickson, Meghan McCormick and Hannah Burch.
Student must be able to provide their own transportation and/or ride as this internship will be conducted after school at various locations throughout the area
A smartphone is highly encouraged (Please ask for more info if you do not have one)
Submit an application at the link below
Go through Zoom, phone or in-person meeting/interview
**Preferred consideration for those who apply by June 1st, 2022.
St. Joseph intern Brian Gring had the opportunity to take over video producing duties during the 4th quarter of the Holy war football game between St. Joe and Marian.
John Brach (right) will be entering his senior year at Notre Dame and is a game analyst for Redeemer Radio’s football broadcasts. John was a star on the Marian football team & took part in the Redeemer Radio internship program during the basketball season of his senior year in 2018-2019. John did so well he was offered an on-air position on the broadcast team starting in 2019. This is a photo from that season as John broadcasted his first game alongside Bob Berger (left) and Redeemer Radio 95.7FM Sports Director Angelo Di Carlo (center). John also helps out behind the scenes serving as a video producer during basketball season and fill-in play-by-play announcer.
A number of former Redeemer Radio sports interns are building off the skills they learned from being a part of the program while in college. Some have joined our broadcast team, others are studying broadcasting in college and a number are applying their skills in many other ways while studying business or pre-law. A number of former interns have served as emcee of the Marian High School Spirit Night over the years based on their experience in the program.
(ABOVE) Jacob Morris is finishing his junior year at Syracuse University and serves as an on-air reporter at the oldest student run TV station in the country and a play-by-play announcer for Syracuse basketball on WAER Radio. Jake was a Redeemer Radio intern for the football and basketball seasons during his senior year at St. Joe in 2018-2019. His experience as part of the Redeemer Radio program allowed him to get a leg up when he arrived at Syracuse.
(BELOW) Our student interns came together in April to raise more than $4,300 for the intern hour of Redeemer Radio’s Spring Sharathon.