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Amos Brown Internship

Saluting Amos Brown’s legacy

The late radio host, columnist and philanthropist Amos Brown modeled these qualities throughout his career.

Amos Brown (1950-2015) hosted “Afternoons with Amos” on WTLC and wrote the “Just Tellin’ It” column in the Indianapolis Recorder. In 2007, Brown was inducted into the Indiana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame and was a two-time winner of the IBA Spectrum Award. Active in Indianapolis civic affairs, Brown was a board member of the Indianapolis Urban League, Indianapolis United Way, Community Action Against Poverty and Indiana Black Expo. Brown worked with Hirons in 2010 as co-chair of the Indianapolis Census Complete Count Committee to promote census participation among residents.

It was in honor of the example he set for all of us that Hirons, Radio One, The Indianapolis Recorder and the Brown family created the annual Amos Brown Summer Internship at Hirons in 2016 to encourage students of color to pursue careers in communications and advertising.

Interested in applying?

Candidates for this position could be placed in the communications management, media or digital departments. To be considered, applicants must be a current junior, senior, master’s student or recent graduate in good academic standing, with priority given to students of color.

Interns are selected by a panel of judges, including Oveda Brown, sister of Amos Brown; Deon Levingston, regional vice president of Radio One; Robert Shegog, president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis Recorder; and Sheila Smiley, Hirons senior vice president, media and digital. Once finished with the program, interns act as ambassadors for the program and serve as mentors to future Amos Brown interns.

Preferred majors include: Public Relations, Marketing, Digital Media, Advertising and Journalism.

This is a paid position; the ideal candidate has availability of 40 hours per week.

Applications for this position will open March 2025.

Summer 2022 Interns with Tom Hirons



    Amos Brown Intern, Blake Hall

    “My time at Hirons as the Amos Brown intern has been nothing short of amazing, as I have learned the ins and outs of the agency world. I have made meaningful connections with the team that have inspired me to continue my journey in corporate communications. This internship has enriched my professional experience tremendously as I learned how to craft press releases, write web and digital content, and work on various tasks for client campaigns. I have been supported and encouraged during my time here, which has made this a truly meaningful and unforgettable experience.”

    – Blake Hall, 2023 Amos Brown Summer Intern

    Amos Brown Intern, Bianca Matchain

    “My time at Hirons this summer has given me valuable insight into the world of advertising. I have been able to learn from some of the best professionals who have given me the confidence to complete new tasks. I cannot wait to apply my new knowledge to my final year of college courses at Indiana University!”

    – Bianca Matchain, 2022 Amos Brown Summer Intern

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