I’m a double major in television and film, but I have a lot of
radio experience, so I figured I would expand my professional interests and
apply for an internship at SiriusXM. As a second semester junior, my 3 previous
internships were in television, and I had never had a radio internship. When
their career page says that the interns aren’t getting coffee, and that the
interns are behind the board and on the air, creating content, they’re serious
about that. My first day on the job, I was thrown on the air, given assignments
and got straight to work. That’s the kind of environment I love.
As an intern at The Jenny McCarthy Show specifically,
there’s a lot going on, and a lot to plan for a two-hour show. I was
researching guests and writing questions for the interviews early on, but
within a week I was filming and editing in-studio segments and interviews to be
put on the shows social media, and was filming a comedy behind-the-scenes
series for Jenny that’s inspired by NBC’s The Office. I learned how to
create GIFs, and soon built a small library of Jenny GIFs. The coolest thing
about that, is that I saw people at other stations across the country use the
GIFs that I made on their own social media. I was producing and writing
segments, and eventually I was assigned to work on a video library archive that
will be put on the SiriusXM App for on-demand content.
I did a lot of work at The Jenny McCarthy Show, and being
able to see where that work was going really made me feel like I was
legitimately on the team and not just an intern. I was treated as a young
professional and trusted with work on the show, actually showing me that the
work I was doing was directly affecting the show in a positive way.
My supervisors, David and Michele, and their AP Nicole, gave me the
semester I never thought I wanted, but ended up a semester I never wanted to
leave. The best thing about SiriusXM is that it’s a fast-paced environment, and
there’s a lot going on, so there’s always something new to do which makes it
impossible to get bored with the work I was doing. I hope to return in the
future, and I’m really grateful for the opportunities that I was given for
SiriusXM, and I’m thankful to have had the experience working for such a great
When I applied to SiriusXM, I didn’t I had no idea what
would come from this spectacular opportunity. It started out with just one
phone call and that led up to becoming my first internship in a big corporate
environment. What I was left with from this opportunity is the chance to
experience how life would be like after I graduated college. I was used to the
simple small office space the type that everyone knows everyone. While small
offices are supposed to provide a wide range of personal connections, my
experience in a small office wasn’t too stereotypical other than I met everyone
in the office. Although, in comparison my experience with SiriusXM a giant
company left me with more personal relationships then I had ever imagined. I
have networked with just about every department, learning what their positions
entail and how they got to where they are now. As a whole, I gained so much
here in this internship from learning how to tackle my day to day tickets being
a desktop support technician, to tips and tricks on the job, to networking from
the networking team to career advice, and the list can go on. I truly have been
blessed by the gift of this internship, I enjoyed speaking with other interns
learning how they tackle the commute to SiriusXM and back to college. I’ve seen
so much growth in myself and others which isn’t something that can be taught in
college it’s when you get your hands dirty is when you truly go above and
beyond. Finishing up this internship has left me feeling sad and I know I’ll
come to feel nostalgic speaking to so many different people of all walks in
life, ones that I’ve connected to, but it’s come a time that this fantastic
internship comes to an end. To sum up this internship stupendously I would have
to agree with what grabbed my attention in the application I saw online, which
states “SiriusXM interns don’t make coffee”!
Previous to starting at SiriusXM, I had four internships in radio. While I loved radio, I wanted to expand my horizons beyond the typical administrative work and mundane tasks of my previous internships. I found that at SiriusXM. Working with Sam Kast and Melissa Cruz as my mentors, I was immediately plunged into the world of music, marketing, and programming. As a content marketing intern, I immediately was given tasks that had real impact – whether that be researching a band to give everyone a background on them for their upcoming visit to creating a PowerPoint about our Underplays that would be shown to actual artists and managers. There was no such thing as busy work. While the commute into the city was long and arduous, I always showed up to work at Sirius excited and ready to take on the day, knowing that someone would have something important ready for me to work on the second I opened my inbox.
Walking into the office every morning and seeing names like Cage the Elephant, Khalid, Lil Dicky, and The Cranberries flash across the welcome screen made me even more proud to say that I worked at such a cool, innovative, exciting place. The energy was always buzzing and you would always see a familiar face passing by the Fishbowl. Planning events like Kathie Lee’s last day and the Pandora Now channel announcement allowed me to see the execution and completion of my team’s meticulous planning and work come to fruition. I am beyond grateful for all the experiences I’ve had during my time at SiriusXM, and will take the important skills I learned to my final year at American University and, eventually, my career in the music industry.
When I first
uploaded my resume to be considered for an internship at SiriusXM, I never
thought that I’d actually get a response back, or that I would have the chance
to work for such an iconic name within the entertainment industry. And in no
way did I ever think I would be given the opportunity to stay for an additional
semester and intern in the department I had dreamed of working in my whole
As a Talent
Relations intern, I was entrusted with assisting the talent team in pitching
and booking guests in order to ensure that the shows at SiriusXM have a wide
variety of celebrities and content on their channels. Since the producers rely
on the talent department, I was required to learn all the steps in the booking
process, keep track of a handful of documents, archive legal paperwork, and
most importantly, understand how to solve problems on the fly, in order to make
sure that guests arrive on time so that the shows run seamlessly. As a talent
liaison, it was crucial to ensure talent and their reps left our studios having
had a positive experience at SiriusXM, in order to create strong
relationships with guests.
What made this experience all the more worthwhile was the SiriusXM staff I had the pleasure of working with over the course of my internship. The LA Office Manager and Talent Relations Coordinator, Jenny, was the most wonderful manager I could have ever asked for. She walked me through all the steps one-by-one and kept a “how-to” document on hand for me to refer to if I ever needed any extra help remembering tasks. She was beyond helpful in teaching me all that goes into Talent Relations and was happy to answer any/all questions I had regarding the department, SiriusXM, and the entertainment industry in general. When I was able to prove my capabilities, she even gave me additional tasks to work on and trusted me to assist with high-profile bookings. Her thoroughness throughout the internship has made feel confident in my Talent Relations knowledge and has made me realize that this is exactly what I’d like to do for a living!
Beyond what I
learned, the connections I made here at the LA office is something that I
consider extremely valuable. Everyone in our office was beyond kind and
approachable which was extremely important because the Talent Relations
department works in tandem with all other departments. They made me feel like I
had always been a part of the team, never “just an intern.”
These eight months at SiriusXM have honestly been the absolute greatest and I am so grateful to the internship coordinators and managers who took a chance on me. I truly hope to be able to return to SiriusXM in the future and join the team full-time, in order to continue to help them further innovate and excel in the industry.
Throughout these couple of months interning for SiriusXM, it’s been nothing but a pleasure. When interning for huge companies you usually don’t get to do hands-on tasks, but here at SiriusXM you are treated like any other employee. Having that hands-on experience as well as creative freedom is what I value most here because I will take this knowledge and apply it.
My internship was specifically with Channel 43 LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio hosted by Roxanne Shante featuring DJ Sylk. From the start of my internship, The Rock The Bells Radio team has been nothing but welcoming and gave me a sense of family. Roxanne took me in as one of her own and gave me many tips and tools to help me advance in this field. I have made connections in this office that I will always cherish and I thank SiriusXM for teaching me tools that go far beyond a classroom.
into the SiriusXM studios in DC is an experience I will never forget. Politics,
sports, music and more — all under one roof. This is an incredibly special
place and it’s been an honor to be amongst all of this creativity and
Everyday at the POTUS channel is different –
along with my daily to-dos I’ve had so much fun hopping on various research
projects and hands-on work that has taken me out of the studio and into
conferences like CPAC. Throughout my time here, everyone on the POTUS channel
was always willing to teach me something new or help me when I was stuck. It’s
even better to learn from people who happily share their passions with you.
Each show on the POTUS channel is unique in their own way and it’s been an
amazing learning opportunity to work with each one.
I’m especially grateful for The Morning
Briefing team – Tim, Jennifer, Shannon, Jose, and Jenna: Thank you! The early
mornings are so worth it when you work with people that support you and accepts
you as a part of the team. Work doesn’t feel like work when you’re surrounded
by a group of individuals that love what they do.
I was encouraged to pitch stories and use my
position to speak about issues that I cared about. During my time here I was
able to produce two segments – one on federal changes to Title X and the other
on the issue of child restraint and seclusion. Hearing something that I
produced on air was surreal. Big thank you to Tamika Smith-Palmer for
challenging me and allowing me to work on these issues.
I saw first hand how a group of people in one room – in one studio –
can make a difference. It was an honor to be a part of that.
My time at Sirius XM was filled with doing different things
every day that were inherently creative and involved active relationships being
built with others in order to put forth the best possible programs. The
internship breeds an attitude about taking chances, good notes, and approaching
people with an openness to get involved. I worked on editing programs like
Adobe Audition and Zetta, screened callers in Times Square and Rockefeller
Center for on air questions, collected music history information over the last
fifty years, worked in studio alongside producers and talent, checked voice
tracks and raw audio of interviews/performances to get a peek into the process
behind the scenes, and pitched ideas in a collaborative sense. At Sirius XM,
people give you feedback on your projects and you notice the ways in which you
improve constantly. You are asked to become a part of a team, one in which
everyone has a place they have carved out for themselves to continue paths of
discovery. Those individual inclinations will come up for you while you are
doing the work and they become natural to share with others. Then, you build
upon them with the co-worker you are partnering with until something
materializes out of your suggestion.
This is a
venue that is intrigued by your continued success, which comes out not only
during the course of the work, but in multiple office-wide lunches and many
information sessions with Alison, Christine, and the rest of the interns. This
way, you get to know other people you work with more intimately, both in your
shared experience as an intern and with those who are part of the company full
time. The lessons you learn at these events are vast, from the history and
character of Sirius XM’s mission statement and financial
foundation to the stories of former interns, who tell you step-by-step how they
transferred into a more permanent role. Communication is heavily promoted
between departments. On the Music Programming floor, you will get to know
people from Talk, and interact with those who deal directly with the talent, or
on the legal side of things. This allows you to see the rich variety of work
ethic throughout the establishment. At SiriusXM, no one has to compromise who
they are, they just have to be willing to take enough of a risk to step forward
inventively. Once they do, their effort is remembered and called upon to add to
the overall feeling of a very rewarding experience. Thank you all for this
opportunity, I will never forget it!
My internship experience at
SiriusXM has been one I will never forget. I am currently interning at
SiriusXM’s Hits 1 in Hollywood and I
enjoy every single minute of the job. My position allows me to do what I love to
do every single day. I am responsible for: assisting with show prep,
researching interviewees, participating in on-air talent segments and editing
audio for the show as well.
company culture and the people who work at SiriusXM are truly what makes “going
to the office” a one of a kind experience. The producer, Timothy, who I work
with directly, has always valued my input and has never viewed me as an
“intern,” but as a coworker. Tim also has gone above and beyond to help me with
my career goals. He has given me great feedback on many independent projects
that I do as well.
Now, the on-air talent, Michael Yo,
TonyFly and Symon, all of them are great at what they do as hosts every single
day. Additionally, each of them has taken the time to learn about my career
interests and have given me wonderful advice in order to work toward my goals.
No question I ask them is a stupid question and each of them take time to teach
me what they have learned in the world of radio.
truly say I am grateful for this experience, and I enjoy working at this
company so much so that I will be continuing to intern with SiriusXM in New
York. This summer, I will be interning with The
Jenny McCarthy Show and I cannot wait to learn more about what SiriusXM has
During my internship experience at Sirius XM I have been fully immersed in the world of satellite radio, working with various channels, such as Diplo Radio, Insomniac, Soul Town and The Groove, which are integral to the overall success of the company. After applying to the program for several years, I was so excited to finally be a part of such a great team. My mentor Rawle was extremely helpful and integral in ensuring that I felt a part of this team. He led by example and granted the permission to complete tasks and improve on audio editing skills, programming, and communication across various departments.
This internship went by so quickly, but I learned so much during my 12 weeks here. Everyone on staff was extremely helpful in making sure that I learned as much as possible. My favorite part of the internship was sitting in on an interview with Grammy-winning producer and songwriter David Porter. My experiences at Sirius gave me the knowledge to enter the world of radio in any capacity.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to
have worked alongside SiriusXM’s Desktop Support team. As a graduating senior
at Baruch College, the internship further supplemented my knowledge of the IT
field through mentorship and hands-on experience. My mentor, Robin,
acknowledged that I will be amongst intense competition when applying to jobs
post-graduation and made sure that I was able to get extensive yet in-depth experience
in all areas of desktop support.
SiriusXM is filled with amazing people who do incredible
things. Being in Desktop Support, I was able to meet and communicate with
employees of all levels who were all so very kind. Working alongside Robin,
Arnold, Nicholas, Robert and Yvon allowed me to absorb knowledge amongst a team
of diverse and seasoned IT support technicians. During my internship I took
part in critical projects and resolved various tickets/incidents. ServiceDesk
tasks that were assigned to me covered the following areas: profile storage
issues, workstation setups, new hire laptop configuration, asset management, hardware/software
troubleshooting and installations, migrations, desk moves, IP phone
configuration, WebEx (Cisco TelePresence) and Zoom (Cisco Sparkboard) meeting
setups, conference room setups, Active Directory, SCCM, Jabber, VPN, battery
replacements, and communicating with outside vendors when necessary.
These last few months as a Desktop Support
Intern at SiriusXM has prepared me for a career upon graduation. My experience
has prepared me for an overall IT support role and has strengthened my
leadership and project management skills. A huge thanks my mentor Robin and the
entire HR team for considering my application and the easy onboarding process
(Alison, Kristina, and Janeire). I would not have wanted to spend my last