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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center


Fall 2022 Programming Intern

Posted: 8/23/2022

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) is seeking a part-time Programming Intern to build community connections and relevant programs. 

The Programming Intern will work approximately 10 hours per week or 40 hours per month. Interns work on a volunteer basis with a stipend available to help cover expenses. Interns may be asked to work evenings and weekends. Interns report to the Executive Director.

About the UCIMC

UCIMC is a 20-year-old grassroots organization committed to using media, arts, and technology to promote social and economic justice. Our Center is powered by hundreds of volunteers who come together in a do-it-yourself spirit to amplify underrepresented voices and perspectives. To this end, the UC-IMC owns the downtown Urbana post office building, a historic 30,000 square foot space where we operate a performance venue with over 150 music, art, and social events each year -- as well an art gallery and studios, community radio station, music studio, library and archive, Makerspace, Books to Prisoners, and more.

To Apply

Applicants should submit the following to [email protected]:

  • A resume/CV
  • Letter of intent
  • Two references

Applications submitted by Friday, September 9th will be given priority. Position start date is Tuesday, September 20th.


  1. Get to know the IMC community & resources including the venue, Board Committees, working groups and community network
  2. Plan a program (discussion forum, radio show, single band performance, film-showing, or workshop) with support from Programming Committee
  3. Create publicity for intern-created event and other IMC programs
  4. Collaborate with other IMC staff, volunteers and community partners to implement & reflect on event
  5. Help with regular data entry including entering newsletter subscribers, memberships, and event data
  6. Other duties as assigned 

Successful applicants will bring a commitment to practicing the following mindsets: 

  • Reflectiveness
  • Solutions-orientation 
  • Welcoming & Caring
  • Cooperation

Equal Opportunity Employment

At the IMC, we don’t just accept differences - we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive because they benefit our employees and our community. The IMC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and workplace.