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AETN Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in an internship with AETN, please complete the Internship Application (PDF) and return to:
Karen Walker
Government & Community Relations
AETN Foundation
350 S. Donaghey
Conway, AR 72034
kwalker@aetn.org
Phone: 501-682-4152
Fax: 501-537-9815

The Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network has a variety of internship opportunities available in several divisions. Internships are open to students thinking about a career in Public Television. Student interns experience first-hand the operations of a local PBS broadcast facility. Supervisors are flexible and work with students according to each student's schedule, experience and internship requirements. The intern position is non-paid. Therefore, AETN understands the need for outside employment and works to accommodate individual work schedules.

General internship responsibilities include:

Communications Division

Outreach/Publicist Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)

Program Guide Intern (6-10 flexible hours a week)

Research Division

Broadcast Management Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)

The Broadcast Management Intern works with the Senior Management team including the Executive Director and Deputy Director, reporting to the Director of Research, Grants and Special Projects; attends management and team meetings; performs general administrative duties; and assists in various management and grant research projects.

General Duties:

Operations Division

Administrative Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)

Assist Director of Operations or Facilities Coordinator with written correspondence, scheduling state vehicles, telephone calls and reports, and record keeping.

Field/Studio Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)

This intern will have the opportunity to work and train in the following areas:

Production Division

Production Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)

This intern will assist in general office duties in the following areas:

Interns in this area will complete their internship by preparing a 30-second program promo for statewide broadcast. Working with a production supervisor, the intern will develop the promo concept; prepare the outline, script and storyboard; select music and video for completion. Final editing of the project will take place on an AVID editing system. The intern may supervise the editing process.

Programming Division

Programming Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)

Interns are invited to participate in any or all of the following areas of work:

Finance/Administration Division

Finance/Administration Intern (10-15 flexible hours a week)

The Finance/Administration (F/A) Division intern work in general office duties, including: personnel/payroll, purchasing and bid solicitation, accounting for payables and receivables, fixed asset inventory and a variety of reporting.

Accounting processes:

Personnel/payroll duties:

Purchasing activities:

Internships are available for any school semester.