Vision Maker Media Public Media Internship Program
Download: Internship Guidelines & Application Form
Download: 2013 Press Release
Vision Maker Media Offering Public Media Internships for Native College Students
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR 2013: Friday, March 1, 2013
Lincoln, Neb.: Vision Maker Media is looking to partner American Indian and Alaska Native college students with Public Television stations to offer multiple summer internships. From all submissions, Vision Maker Media will select top student applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate coursework for this 10-week, paid internship.
Interns can be located at Vision Maker Media’s offices at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb., or at a participating Public Television station across the U.S.
Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve (Rosebud Sioux) commented, “Providing experience for Native students in the media is vitally important to ensure that we can continue a strong tradition of digital storytelling. We are grateful for the support of local PBS stations in helping us achieve this goal.”
The application process includes a cover letter, resume, work samples, an official school transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or former supervisor. All applications must include the signed application form and the materials referenced above with a postmarked date of March 1, 2013. Top applicants will be notified in April 2013.
With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of this paid summer internship is to increase the journalism and production skills for the selected college student. One of the major goals of the internship will be to increase the quantity and quality of multimedia reporting available to Public Television audiences and other news outlets.
Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) which receives major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, shares Native stories with the world by advancing media that represents the experiences, values, and cultures of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Founded in 1977, Vision Maker Media is your premier source for quality Native American and Pacific Islander educational and home videos. All aspects of our programs encourage the involvement of young people to learn more about careers in the media—to be the next generation of storytellers. Located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we offer student employment, internships, and fellowships. For more information, visit visionmakermedia.org.