WETA offers a wide variety of internship opportunities designed to provide students and recent graduates with knowledge and practical experience in the field of public broadcasting.
In addition to working in their assigned departments, interns are exposed to various aspects of public broadcasting through educational events such as lunches with managers, station tours, and opportunities to sit in on live broadcasts.
Internships are offered throughout the year to coincide with the typical academic calendar. Internships range from 15-40 hours per week, depending upon the needs of the intern and their assigned department. The approximate timeline is as follows:
Spring Session: January - April
Application deadline: November 15th
Summer Session: May - August
Application deadline: March 31st
Fall Session: September - December
Application deadline: July 31st
Application deadlines are firm unless otherwise noted below. All applications received before the deadline are considered in a comprehensive review that begins at the time of the deadline. Applicants are contacted only if selected for an interview.
To be eligible, interns must be currently enrolled in a college or university or have graduated within 12 months from the beginning of the internship. Interns may receive academic credit for their internship if approved and arranged by their educational institution.
WETA's internship program offers no compensation; however, assistance with transportation expenses may be offered based on availability of funds. Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements.