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Jamie SilickiGain valuable work experience while in school through a WQED Multimedia Internship. We offer a creative and challenging environment, a convenient Oakland location (public transportation outside our door), and flexible schedule.

Click on the image at the right to learn how her experience at WQED changed former intern Jamie Silicki's life.

WQED Multimedia offers comprehensive, challenging non-paid internships in TV Production, Radio, Communications, Business & Revenue, Educational Resources, and Publishing to college students seeking knowledge and experience in the Multimedia industry. Internships are offered for college credit, and past interns have been offered positions with the company when available.

WQED is currently accepting applications for the following internship opportunities:

Development and Membership Internship
Information Technology Internship
Marketing Department Internship
On-Air Fundraising Internship
Radio Internship
Television Production Internship
WQED Interactive Internship

Education Internships
Communications and Social Media
Community Outreach & Connections
iQ: smartparent
August Wilson Education Projects Internship



DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP INTERNSHIP

Department: Development & Membership
Hours: Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (some nights/weekends as agreed upon)

The Development & Membership Department is responsible for managing fundraising operations for all membership levels including general membership, affinity clubs, and mid- and major-level donors. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about fundraising methods and donor interactions while providing support for a variety of special projects in the department.

Responsibilities – Fundraising, Special Events, Administration
Provide support in the following areas:

Qualifications

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP

IT interns will learn the daily operations of an IT department and assist with the setup and distribution of new computers, database design and maintenance, applying software patches and troubleshooting problems in a complex multi-server environment. The interns will also assist in the design and programming of the intranet.

Interns will assist with various aspects of IT Services such as:

Looking For A Candidate With:

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org


MARKETING DEPARTMENT INTERN

Responsibilities

Qualifications

Additional Information

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org


ON AIR FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIP

Responsibilities
Interns will assist with production of on-air fundraising drives in both television and radio. This will include conducting research for talent scripts, writing scripts, and producing spots for air. During live broadcasts, interns will handle any guests and be on standby to assist throughout the show. Interns will also be asked to help with day to day tasks such as updating information in RoundCause database; create, merge, label, and mail letters to members concerning events; supervise and assist volunteers with thank you gift fulfillment.

Internships are not paid. Interns can receive college credit.

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org.


RADIO INTERNSHIP

Position Summary

Responsibilities

Qualifications

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org.


TELEVISION PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP

Overview:
A production internship with WQED Multimedia provides students with a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn how local documentaries, feature stories, direct-to-web content, public affairs and magazine style programs are produced -- from concept to actual live and taped production. Student interns work in the field, studio, editing suites and production offices of WQED.

Areas of Focus:
Interns have the opportunity to obtain a broad overview of content production and/or focus on specific roles during the internship including producing, videography, editing, on-air reporting, and more. Interns will work with the staff responsible for such WQED programs as “Pittsburgh 360,” “conversation@wqed,” “4802” as well as local documentaries and other specials.

Qualifications:
Junior and senior college students with a background in communications, journalism, broadcasting, production or media studies are preferred - but not required. Students who are seeking an internship to earn college credit are also preferred. Applicants should have a strong interest in production, on-air and/or technical work in the broadcast industry. They should also understand the importance of social media and its role in broadcasting. For interns interested in a focus on editing, some knowledge of Avid post-production is preferred, but not required.

Time Commitment:
Junior and senior college students with a background in communications, journalism, broadcasting, production or media studies are preferred - but not required. Students who are seeking an internship to earn college credit are also preferred. Applicants should have a strong interest in production, on-air and/or technical work in the broadcast industry. They should also understand the importance of social media and its role in broadcasting. For interns interested in a focus on editing, some knowledge of Avid post-production is preferred, but not required.

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter and one letter of recommendation to: interns@wqed.org


WQED INTERACTIVE INTERNSHIP

Highly-motivated individuals sought for Internship with WQED's Interactive Department.

Interns will work with web developers and designers to provide multimedia solutions for wqed.org as well as perform regular duties to improve and maintain the website.

Qualifications

Junior and Senior college students with a background in Communication Design are preferred - but not required. This is a part-time internship, 15 - 20 hours per week, and is not a paid position.

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org


Education Internships

Communications and Social Media

Hours: Within regular business hours; flexible. Extended hours or weekends as agreed upon for events.

Intern will work with the Executive Director of Educational Partnerships and the Education Team on a variety of projects depending on an intern’s skill set. Responsibilities include:

  • Social Media Strategy, Design, and Implementation
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Program Evaluation, including Data Entry

Intern must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and be an excellent writer and communicator. Interns must be dynamic problem solvers with the ability to think creatively, take initiative, work efficiently and independently, prioritize projects, and meet all deadlines.

Education department internships are offered during the following time periods:
Fall Term - September-December
Spring Term - January-April
Summer Term - May-August

For-credit internships and non-credit internships are available, depending on the applicant’s availability and the school’s policies. All internships are project-based and are highly demanding. Interns may be eligible through their schools for federally- subsidized work-study funds; this will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications will be accepted from undergraduate students (sophomore and above) and graduate students. If you are highly motivated, are an advocate for cutting-edge education, have a background in education, event management, social media, communications, and/or educational research, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org


Community Outreach & Connections

Hours: Within regular business hours; flexible. Extended hours or weekends as agreed upon for events.

Intern will work with the Executive Director of Educational Partnerships and the Education Team on a variety of projects depending on an intern’s skill set. Responsibilities include:

  • Community Outreach
  • Community Connections

Intern must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and be an excellent writer and communicator. Interns must be dynamic problem solvers with the ability to think creatively, take initiative, work efficiently and independently, prioritize projects, and meet all deadlines.

Education department internships are offered during the following time periods:
Fall Term - September-December
Spring Term - January-April
Summer Term - May-August

For-credit internships and non-credit internships are available, depending on the applicant’s availability and the school’s policies. All internships are project-based and are highly demanding. Interns may be eligible through their schools for federally- subsidized work-study funds; this will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications will be accepted from undergraduate students (sophomore and above) and graduate students. If you are highly motivated, are an advocate for cutting-edge education, have a background in education, event management, social media, communications, and/or educational research, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org


iQ: smartparent

Hours: Within regular business hours; flexible. Extended hours or weekends as agreed upon for events.

Intern will work with the Manager of iQ: smartparent on a variety of projects depending on an intern’s skill set—interns do not need to possess skills necessary to perform all tasks outlined below. Responsibilities could include:

  • Production assistance and video editing for social media and documentation
  • Graphic design
  • Social Media Strategy, Design, and Implementation
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Developing Discussion Guides and Outreach Materials

Intern must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and be an excellent writer and communicator. Experience with Final Cut Pro or other editing software is preferred. Interns must be dynamic problem solvers with the ability to think creatively, take initiative, work efficiently and independently, prioritize projects, and meet all deadlines.

Education department internships are offered during the following time periods:
Fall Term - September-December
Spring Term - January-April
Summer Term - May-August

For-credit internships and non-credit internships are available, depending on the applicant’s availability and the school’s policies. All internships are project-based and are highly demanding. Interns may be eligible through their schools for federally- subsidized work-study funds; this will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications will be accepted from undergraduate students (sophomore and above) and graduate students. If you are highly motivated, are an advocate for cutting-edge education, have a background in education, event management, social media, communications, and/or educational research, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org


August Wilson Education Projects Internship

Hours: Within regular business hours; flexible. Extended hours or weekends as agreed upon for events.

Intern will work with the Manager for August Wilson Education Projects on a variety of projects depending on an intern’s skill set—interns do not need to possess skills necessary to perform all tasks outlined below. Responsibilities could include:

  • Development of discussion questions and supplemental materials related to the documentary, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
  • Community Outreach
  • Contests
  • Mailings
  • Program Evaluation, including Data Entry

Intern must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and be an excellent writer and communicator. Interns must be dynamic problem solvers with the ability to think creatively, take initiative, work efficiently and independently, prioritize projects, and meet all deadlines.

Education department internships are offered during the following time periods:
Fall Term - September-December
Spring Term - January-April
Summer Term - May-August

For-credit internships and non-credit internships are available, depending on the applicant’s availability and the school’s policies. All internships are project-based and are highly demanding. Interns may be eligible through their schools for federally- subsidized work-study funds; this will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The hours of this for-credit internship are flexible based on requirements of the intern’s school. Agreed upon attendance and punctuality are required.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WQED Multimedia is an equal opportunity employer. WQED offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a comfortable work environment.

WQED Multimedia treats applicants and volunteers without regard to their race, or color, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital staus or veteran status.

WQED IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS INTERESTED IN RECEIVING NOTICES OF JOB OPENINGS AT THIS STATION IN ORDER TO REFER QUALIFIED APPLICANTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT careers@wqed.org.

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