The Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network has a variety of internship opportunities available in several divisions. Internships are open to students thinking about a career in Public Television. Student interns experience first-hand the operations of a local PBS broadcast facility. Supervisors are flexible and work with students according to each student's schedule, experience and internship requirements. The intern position is non-paid. Therefore, Arkansas PBS understands the need for outside employment and works to accommodate individual work schedules.
General internship responsibilities include:
Good written and oral communication skills
Flexible work hours
A professional attitude and cooperative spirit
Good response to supervision
Outreach/Publicist Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)
Write programming features and news/press releases
Call the statewide newspapers and develop working relationships with their editors
Administrative Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)
Assist Director of Operations or Facilities Coordinator with written correspondence, scheduling state vehicles, telephone calls and reports, and record keeping.
Field/Studio Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)
This intern will have the opportunity to work and train in the following areas:
Setting up sets and props
Assist in directing and floor directing
Studio camera work
Assist videographers on remote shoots
Assist in the editing process
Production Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)
This intern will assist in general office duties in the following areas:
Answer routine viewer calls
Screen and transcribe videotapes
Assist various producers in preparing programs for broadcast, including setting up interviews, reasearching background material for scripts, transcribing video, program development and preparing FCC reports.
Assist producers with phone supervision during live broadcasts, including greeting guests at the front door, escorting them to the proper area, answering phones, collecting questions and handling other requests made by the phone supervisor.
Interns in this area will complete their internship by preparing a 30-second program promo for statewide broadcast. Working with a production supervisor, the intern will develop the promo concept; prepare the outline, script and storyboard; select music and video for completion. Final editing of the project will take place on an AVID editing system. The intern may supervise the editing process.
Programming Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)
Interns are invited to participate in any or all of the following areas of work:
Write and produce promtional materials for use on-air, including the completion of at least one videotaped promotional spot.
Preview and log promotion tapes from PBS's and Arkansas PBS's promotion library
Research and update program promotion files
Create VOCAs (voice-over credit announcements) for the Arkansas PBS broadcast logs
Dub promotion materials from one format to another for broadcast
Review viewer correspondence and draft responses
Research reference files and program schedules in order to respond to viewer questions and comments
Develop special interest mailing lists by general program topic (example: environment, women's health, etc.)
Review broadcast schedules and send notices to viewers of specific programs to be broadcast
Assist in establishing databases
Preview tapes and write synopses
Assist in data entry for producing program schedule
Research background information for program reports
Finance/Administration Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)
The Finance/Administration (F/A) Division intern work in general office duties, including: personnel/payroll, purchasing and bid solicitation, accounting for payables and receivables, fixed asset inventory and a variety of reporting.
Work with accounting staff to process payables, research invoices, code and key payable vouchers, copy supporting materials, and prepare vouchers for mailing.
Assist with reconciling funds and bank accounts
Help to provide various financial reports
Assist with processing payroll vouchers
Help prepare tax reports
Work with inventory coordinator to process inventory updates of fixed assets and take physical inventory
Work with Human Resources staff to maintain and calculate biweekly payroll
Collect time sheets and key leave time accrual updates on data base
Maintain personnel files
Collect and report employee statistics
Compose and place job advertising
Log and report applicant statistics
Provide applicant resumes for hiring team review
Assist with contracts for professional services
Assist with scheduling employee training
Help with new employee orientation
Work with purchasing agent to maintain vendor data base
Collect quote bids by phone
Help key and distribute purchase orders
Research products and proposals
Assist with writing specifications for sealed bids
Key updates to vendor data base
Solicit new vendors
Assist with orders and inventories of contract print and supply items
Internships are available for any school semester.
Last Updated 01 Nov 2021