American Masters

The Department:

THIRTEEN, PBS’s flagship NY station, is seeking an office intern for its award winning series American Masters. With over 200 documentary programs, American Masters documents the lives of men and women who have changed the American cultural landscape. Past American Masters have included Maya Angelou, Bob Dylan, Johnny Carson, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and Annie Leibovitz.

Description of Duties:

Archival research, transcription, screening films, and occasionally writing blog posts. There may also be opportunities for involvement in the production and post-production processes, assisting with local shoots and recording sessions.


  • Strong editorial skills and judgement: must be able to evaluate proposals, scripts, rough-cuts, fine cuts as well as completed programs
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Ability to set priorities and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Must be able to negotiate well with others to accomplish goals

Preference will be given to full time students at accredited colleges or universities, but currently matriculating part time students are also eligible to apply. WNET will gladly help complete any necessary paperwork for a student to receive credit for this internship.

Opportunity Profile:

The American Masters intern will get first-hand experience working alongside staff and production units of the series. This is an excellent opportunity to both participate in the creation of a long-form television documentary and work on transmedia publicity strategies for an iconic PBS series. It is also an opportunity to gain experience in projects that expand the American Masters brand into podcasting and digital-first short films.

To apply, send your resume, proof of enrollment and cover letter to:

e-mail:, subject=”American Masters”

Internship offers are contingent upon your passing of our mandatory background check which requires a valid social security number.

WNET is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. Qualified applicants are considered for employment and internships without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or veteran status.

No phone calls or faxes, please. Only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.

Application Checklist:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter describing your interest in a particular department/internship position
  • Proof of Enrollment (must be current for semester of the internship)
    • Current Enrollment Verification Certificate from the National Student Clearinghouse
    • Transcript
    • Course schedule for upcoming semester
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