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Internships at Kansas City PBS, Flatland and 90.9 The Bridge

Internships - General Information

Kansas City PBS understands that internships are an important part of professional growth for students and recent graduates. Our competitive internships provide young professionals an opportunity to gain realistic perspectives of the working world while obtaining marketable work experience at a nonprofit multimedia company. Kansas City PBS intern experiences occur in all areas of the organization, including with the television station, the radio station (The Bridge) and the digital magazine (Flatland). Production, journalism, interactive, design, fundraising and administration are examples of area-specific opportunities.

Internships fall into two categories:

  1. Curriculum-based internships in cooperation with colleges and universities (paid minimum wage).
  2. Postgraduate internships (paid minimum wage for a period no longer than six months).


Kansas City PBS works directly with universities to help place qualified students across the station. Current students must coordinate with advisers and/or intern program directors to ensure all necessary requirements for college credit are clearly outlined prior to the start date of the internship.

Who Can Apply

Kansas City PBS accepts students and recent graduates from any college or university, although active recruitment and cooperative programs have been established with several regional institutions.

How to Apply

Internship applicants should send a letter describing their qualifications and interests, along with a resume and any writing or video samples, to humanresources@kansascitypbs.org. In the subject line, include the specific interest area and time period applying for.

Subject line example: Application for Television Production Internship, Summer 2023

Current Opportunities

Spring 2024 Production Intern (Part-Time)

The production internship program supports all facets of the production department related to the creation of content for Kansas City PBS, Flatland and 90.9 The Bridge. Reporting to the Production Manager, this role will perform tasks assigned to support the timely completion of station projects and daily operations within the production department. This position provides the opportunity for immersive training in various areas of production with the potential to select areas of emphasis based on interests/skill sets.

REPORTS TO: Production Manager

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Hourly/Non-Exempt

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Support studio and on-location video shoots as assigned
  • Set up and operate station camera equipment (training provided)
  • Assist with audio setup (training provided)
  • Assist Production Manager with administrative tasks relating to the production department
    (organizing shoots, collecting data, uploading media)
  • Assist studio coordinator with the transition of sets for various production projects
  • Assist with studio and field lighting (training provided)
  • Run camera for Kansas City Week in Review every Thursday (Times may shift)
  • Run camera for Flatland in Focus every 2nd Tuesday of the month (Times may shift)
  • Assist with video editing (training provided)
  • Other duties as assigned
     

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Reliable self-starter who is eager to learn
  • Interest in media, journalism, television, and documentary creation or related field
  • Experience or interest in camera operation
  • Able to stand for extended periods and lift a minimum of 30 pounds
     

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience
will be considered):

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must be interested in production and/or currently pursuing or just completed an undergraduate
    degree in Communications, Radio/TV, Journalism, or related field.