Education Department Internship

About the Department:

WNET’s award-winning Education Department (collectively representing the station efforts of THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV) is a local and national leader that engages the education community (formal and informal) through the development and delivery of high-quality and innovative media and services that are designed to enhance learning, enrich lives, and extend the impact of public media content.

About the Internship:

A part-time intern is needed at WNET to provide support to their award-winning Education Department. This is an exciting opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience and career skills while working within a public media company and across a range of media-based educational projects. Interns will develop an understanding of the public media sector, current topics and issues in education, and will also have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions towards the Education Department’s mission of providing media with impact.

Responsibilities include: Research, editorial support for on-line media and print content, content development and production, community engagement, social media research, strategy, reporting/evaluation, and general administrative duties for department projects. There will also be opportunities for involvement in creative brainstorming and strategy in terms of the Education Department’s current and future projects, and involvement with on-site workshops and events (research, outreach, prep, and analysis/evaluation).

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Strong interest in education and public media.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, ability to work both on a team and independently.
  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms is a plus.
  • Willingness to learn, think creatively, and strategically – “Can-Do” attitude absolutely essential!

Hours: Approximately 16-24 hours per week (2-3 days), June through August.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and proof of your enrollment in college/university to: Internships@wnet.org with the subject heading Education Internship.

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