Internships

 

Open Studio with Jared Bowen

Department Description
 
If you’re a hardworking student with strong writing skills and an appreciation of the arts, interning with “Open Studio,” hosted by WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen, is a rewarding, hands-on experience geared to prepare you for the professional, broadcast world.  
 
“Open Studio” is a weekly television show consisting of arts features and interviews with artists, focused on the creative process. In the past year, we’ve interviewed stars like Steve Martin, Sara Bareilles, Philip Glass and Amy Schumer; filmed inside photographers’ studios and on stages across Boston; and covered museum exhibitions about everything from Russian icons to video games. 
 
 
 
Internship Experience
 
Interns participate in the whole television broadcast operation, suggesting stories, performing research, attending shoots, logging tape, writing scripts, sitting in on edit sessions, and promoting the final product through social media. As much as we can, our team will tailor your tasks to your abilities while teaching you new ones. This is not an internship where you sit idle, fetch coffee or do grunt work. We look for students ready to learn, participate, think creatively, and be on their best behavior, given that we often work in tight spaces full of precious items and with high-profile guests.
 
While the primary focus of the internship is television, interns also assist with the production of radio and digital content, since we cover the arts on all platforms here. You will come to understand how our converged newsroom works together by meeting other producers, reporters and editors, as well as fellow interns, and by seeing how different shows work.
 
Spending a semester or summer in WGBH’s local newsroom exposes students to a professional, supportive, collaborative and deadline-driven environment that helps prepare them for their first job out of college. 
 
 
Schools/Programs/Majors Desired
 
Journalism, communications, art history, performing arts, stage & production management, liberal arts
 
 
Additional Comments/Notes or Other Requirements
 
Please email your resume, cover letter, two clips or writing samples of no more than five pages each to Rory Sheil at rory_sheil@wgbh.org.

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