Internship Opportunities

With an Arkansas PBS internship, students experience first-hand the operations of a local PBS multi-media facility. A variety of internship opportunities are available in several departments for any school semester. Supervisors are flexible and work with each student's schedule, experience, and internship requirements. Internships are non-paid and require 10-15 flexible hours per week. Therefore, Arkansas PBS understands the need for outside employment and works to accommodate individual work schedules.

If you are interested in an internship with Arkansas PBS, please complete the Internship Application and return to

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Internship Areas

  • Production

    Intern(s) will assist in the areas of work listed below. 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.

    • 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.
    • Screen and transcribe videotapes
    • Answer routine viewer calls
  • Marketing & Engagement
    • Digital Marketing - social media content creation, blog writing, working with website and YouTube channel
    • Graphic Design & Production including creation of graphics and videos for promos, digital extras and social media
    • Public relations and promotional writing including press releases, scripts Community outreach and events
    • Marketing campaigns for priority projects
    • Additional duties as needed
  • Programming
    • 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
  • Engineering
    • Assist in broadcast equipment troubleshooting and minor repairs
    • Travel the state to assist with the transmitter and microwave sites maintenance
    • Assist with master control in monitor feeds, air quality, switch to live on-air
    • Ability to manage multiple dubs in progress
    • Check the quality control of finished dub product
    • Assist in setting up remote shoots
    • Operate uplink truck equipment
  • Operations - Administrative
    • Assist Director of Operations or Facilities Coordinator with written correspondence, scheduling state vehicles, telephone calls and reports, and record keeping.
  • Operations - Field/Studio
    • Assist with film set lighting
    • Setting up sets and props
    • Assist in directing and floor directing
    • Teleprompter operation
    • Studio camera work
    • Assist videographers on remote shoots
    • Assist in the editing process
  • Finance/Administration - Accounting
    • 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
    • Maintain files
    • Assist with processing payroll vouchers
    • Help prepare tax reports
    • Work with inventory coordinator to process inventory updates of fixed assets and take physical inventory
  • Finance/Administration - Personnel/Payroll
    • 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
  • Finance/Administration - Purchasing
    • 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

Careers at Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS offers a variety of career opportunities in Production, Engineering, Marketing and Audience Engagement, Education, Finance and Administration, Operations, Information Technology, Programming, and Development/Fundraising.

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