|Location:||Nome, AK (Norton Sound)|
discover an amazing part of our world.
Be a radio DJ. Report on breaking news – live. Immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the Alaskan Arctic. And get $5,000 for school.
You can do it: as a KNOM volunteer.
Throughout Western Alaska, KNOM is a source of information, inspiration, and companionship; since 1971, KNOM’s full-time volunteers have made that possible. Today’s KNOM volunteers are on the front lines of the station’s daily operations.
All volunteers gain invaluable experience in live, on-air radio: whether through announcing music, reporting on breaking news, hosting current-affairs talk shows, or covering the Iditarod Sled-Dog Race. From Nome, volunteers often fly to remote villages to cover traditional festivals and events.
** In exchange for one full year of service, each volunteer receives room and board, round-trip air transportation, health insurance, a monthly cash stipend, and, at the end of the service year, an educational fellowship (more below). All volunteers live together in a comfortable home near the studios. **
And if you’re planning on going back to school – or if you have student loans to pay off – we can help. KNOM offers an outstanding Fellowship Program for each of its volunteers. Successful candidates who finish one year of service receive $5,000 to cover past or future education expenses. Volunteers with existing student loans typically have no problem getting their loans deferred for the duration of their service year.