Boston University is home to one of the country’s best public radio stations, WBUR.

Starting in 2012, the Department of Journalism and WBUR initiated a WBUR Fellow program to strengthen ties between the two organizations. Students interested in public radio, podcasting or multimedia journalism are encouraged to apply for the WBUR Fellowship. The WBUR Fellow will spend the spring semester at WBUR, 10-20 hours a week, earning 2 or 4 credits. They will rotate through various departments to learn more about the public radio industry. Then during the summer, the Fellow will work on a Creative Project tapping mentors at WBUR and Stipend: $5000.

Important Dates & Deadlines

October 15th

Proposals due. Interested students should write a one-page proposal about what they would like to do at WBUR and send to Prof. Anne Donohue ( Students can focus on show producing, newscasting, reporting, online, social media or some combination. Students can pick a topic for the Creative Project, but ideally it would have to appeal to a local Boston area WBUR audience.

November 1 – 30

Semifinalists will be interviewed at WBUR.

December 1-(ish)

Finalist will be announced.


Spring Rotation/Fellowship begins.

April 15

Student check-in with WBUR’s Iris Adler about summer project.

May 1

Proposal for creative project is sent to Prof. Donohue.

June 1 & July 1

Electronic check-in with Prof. Donohue.

September 1

Creative project due.