At WETA, we have two different pathways into public broadcasting. Participants in our programs will gain educational and practical experiences in the field of public broadcasting and news journalism. We currently have two programs designed for college students and recent graduates. Each provides a unique perspective into the world of public media.
WETA’s internship program is offered year round and designed to provide students and recent graduates with an educational and practical experience in the workforce, specifically the field of public broadcasting. Intern schedules may range from full time to part time. Various departments offer internship opportunities at WETA ranging from Communications to TV Broadcasting, from Corporate Marketing to National Outreach.
Interns may also participate in events outside of their daily tasks, such as tours of other public broadcasting facilities, learning sessions with managers and opportunities to sit in on live broadcasts.
Internship sessions follow the below schedule:
- Spring Session: January – April
Application deadline: November 15th
- Summer Session: May – August
Application deadline: March 31st
- Fall Session: September – December
Application deadline: August 25th
Application deadlines are firm unless otherwise noted. All applications received before the deadline are considered for the upcoming session only.
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.
All WETA internships are paid at $12/hr. Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements and transportation. WETA offers free parking.