Kids’ Media and Education – Education Internship

The Department:

WNET’s Kids’ Media & Education department creates inspiring, educational programming that has a positive impact on the lives of diverse children and their parents, caregivers, and teachers. Through on-air, online, and community projects we spark imagination, encourage critical thinking, and reflect diverse perspectives. The Department’s activities include production of television and digital series for kids and youth (i.e., Cyberchase, Mission US); creation of classroom materials and curriculum to support programming; development of educational projects and products; partnerships with daycare centers, schools, afterschool programs, and cultural organizations; and professional development workshops and events for educators and families to support use of WNET’s programming.

Description of Duties:

A part-time intern is needed at WNET to provide support for CEM education projects. 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 WNET’s mission of providing media with impact.

Responsibilities include: Education-related research, editorial support for on-line media and print content (e.g., our education blog and PBS LearningMedia), social media, evaluation support, and general administrative duties for department projects.

Skills:

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

Opportunity Profile: 

A large part of the internship will be supporting our department’s direct service work at community and family events in the NYC community. Travel to events will be necessary and there will be some weekend work.

There will also be opportunities for involvement in creative brainstorming and strategy in terms of current and future education projects for the Kids’ Media & Education department.

Hours: Approximately 16 – 24 hours per week (2-3 days), February – April 2019


To apply, send your resume, cover letter and proof of your enrollment in college/university to:

e-mail: internships@wnet.org, subject=”KME Education Intern”

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.

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