AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY is a multi-platform event featuring local and national programming, partners, and celebrities focused on improving high school graduation rates in America. The local and national programming spotlights solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis in which one in four students do not finish high school. On-air participants join in the real-time conversation with viewers and public media.This internship is an exciting opportunity to assist the creative and production team in the research and development of a televised special program. Main responsibilities will include research of non-profit organizations using the projects existing relationships and the internet. Interns will also have the chance to manage footage for the eventual broadcast including recent PBS educational content. Best applicants will have very strong research and writing skills, pay attention to detail, have web skills and be computer savvy, and a background or strong interest in television production and/or education.
Interns will be supervised, but will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to take initiative and get more and more involved in the production process. There will be some errand running and general administrative work, but through this work interns will have a hands-on opportunity to realize the attention to detail required for a successful program.
Dates are flexible. The program airs at the end of September and we are looking for someone to be involved from August through the beginning of October.
Please use your cover letter to give us a sense of your strengths in writing, research, and interest in public television.
Please send resume and cover letter along with proof of enrollment in an accredited university to:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please indicate American Graduate Day Intern in the subject line)WNET New York Public Media 825 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10019-7435
Qualified candidates only, must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college or university; no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
No Phone Calls Please.