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    Our internship program offers the training and experience that can help you move forward with a career in the world of media production or social media.

Internships

Applications now open for Spring 2022 Semester

Whether it's assisting with studio shoots, covering local government or special events, or creating their own unique content, Amherst Media interns are the heart and soul of our organization. Interns receive free training and use of our facilities and equipment in exchange for assistance with our daily workflow.

To submit your application, please fill out this form.

Contact intern@amherstmedia.org for more information.

 

Production Intern

Get real-world experience working with a crew, covering community events and filming member programs for broadcast on our three channels. Become a part of the production team for our weekly local news program and develop your videography and editing skills.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Shoot programs and events as they are scheduled
  • Edit programs with Adobe Premiere
  • Learn motion graphics with Adobe After Effects
  • Work closely with the Director of Production to develop production skills
  • Fill various crew roles in the production team for various shoots

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majoring in Film/Video/Communications, or provide work samples
  • Ability to work with others in a crew
  • Punctuality (late arrival to a shoot will result in dismissal from the shoot)
  • Ability to work to standard, independently

 

Anchor & News Writer

Become an anchor for the Amherst Weekly Report!

Write and report on local stories for our weekly news program. Gain hands-on experience to begin a career in broadcast journalism. Open to students majoring in Journalism or Communications. Prior technical experience is a bonus but not required.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Write and edit stories for our weekly news broadcast
  • Shoot field reports, interviewing experts, key players, and/or residents
  • Learn non-linear editing using Adobe Premiere, and shoot with Sony NX5R
  • Attend weekly news meetings to prepare for each episode

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majoring in Journalism or Communications.
  • The ability to write stories in a clear, concise, and compelling manner
  • Punctuality and polished presentation/dress when on camera

 

Journalism Coordinator and Editor

Organize and coordinate news that will be reported on by scouting for local stories, hosting weekly script meetings, and overseeing the editing of stories. The stories will be used for the Amherst Weekly Report, reported on by our anchors.

Social Journalism Interns will also have a large role in producing our end-of-semester Rewind magazine that encapsulates selected highlights from previously reported stories as well as opportunities to write opinion pieces.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Coordinate news stories weekly to be covered by anchors
  • Write stories and supervise the script for our weekly news broadcast
  • Coordinate interviews (in-person or remotely)
  • Produce a news magazine to be released at the end of the internship

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Applicants must be majoring in Journalism or Communications.
  • Applicants must be Juniors or Seniors
  • The ability to write and edit stories in a clear, concise, and compelling manner

 

Social Media Intern

Lead the social media strategy of our TV Station. It is important that we keep community members informed about what’s going on in town, and well as what we’re doing within our station. Being creative is a must!

 

What you’ll do:

  • Propose and manage a marketing strategy for our social media accounts
  • Post consistently on our social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook)
  • Use Instagram reels and stories to boost engagement and widen our audience
  • Create content for our “commercial break”s
  • Create ability-informed graphics to maintain visual accessibility
  • Develop the graphic design of our end-of-semester Rewind digital publication

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Experience using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Ability to write in a clear, concise, and compelling manner
  • Basic graphic design experience

 

Archiving Intern

A vital piece of what makes Amherst Media a digital library is our efforts to preserve decades-worth of programs, community events, and local government meetings. Archiving Interns will work closely with the Director of Programming to digitize various media formats and log metadata for archival purposes.

Preference is given to Work Study interns, Library Science or Information Technology students.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Digitize a wide variety of analog formats for backup to a hard drive and Archive.org
  • Collect and record specific metadata for each program
  • Report to the Director of Programming

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Experience with Excel or Google Spreadsheets
  • Ability to work independently and meticulously

 

Administrative Assistant

Get real-world experience working in an office of a TV station. Interface with community members to help them get connected with resources and assist staff in serving the community.

 

What you’ll do:

  • File, print, scan, and enter data into a computer as needed
  • Answer the phone and direct calls as necessary
  • Work with Customer Relationship Management software
  • Create newsletters for our subscribers to keep them engaged and informed

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Ability to take and work with verbal instructions
  • Ability to type and use a Mac computer (potentially for more than 2 hours)

 

 

What Can I Expect from an Amherst Media Internship?

See what an internship at Amherst Media looks like through the eyes and experiences of our interns.

 

Live Production Assistant

Get the most hands-on experience with running live shoots as a Technical Director. Cover live programs that are broadcast to our channels, YouTube, and Facebook Live. Oversee one weekly or bi-weekly live shoot by switching between cameras, controlling the audio, and monitoring the stream health. Shoots may last between 3-7 hours. Work study position only.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Run live shoots for broadcast to television (all after 6pm) once a week
  • Control and switch between multiple cameras
  • Arrive on-time and fulfill your position until the end of the event

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Ability to monitor multiple shots at once/hand-eye coordination
  • Must be able to communicate potential issues and problem solve
  • Punctuality (late arrival to 2 shoots will result in dismissal from the internship)
  • Ability to work to standard, independently

 

Please email intern@amherstmedia.org to apply for this position.