Phoebe Gill - Gateway Bursary
Phoebe, a student in the School of History and Cultures, used the Gateway Bursary towards working as an Intern at 103.2 Dublin City FM.
What did you do?
My main daily responsibility was researching, writing and broadcasting hourly 90-second news readings live on the radio, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:00. Furthermore, I was able to write and pre-record Community News bulletins, advertising free events in Dublin, which were broadcasted over the weekends.
Additionally, the other interns and I read the national and local newspapers every morning to find relevant stories for the presenters on the morning show, Good Morning Dublin, to discuss in the 'papers' segment.
What did you learn?
Dublin City FM gave me the opportunity to repeatedly practise reading from scripts and recording non-scripted segments in order to develop my ability to speak on radio. I also learned how to use the sound desks at the radio station for sound engineering, predominantly for pre-recordings.
Connecting to the people I met from all over the world, working in many different industries, on networking sites such as LinkedIn and discussing their experience and careers has opened my eyes to new potential career paths, particularly in broadcast media or journalism. Having these contacts for the future, and drawing on their experience and expertise, has been one of the most enriching experiences I have gained from working in Dublin.
College of Arts and Law, School of History and Cultures
“This internship has changed my perspective on my future plans for a career and given me useful contacts, experience, and confidence which will help me with achieving my goals after university.”