Local community media centers are a great place to launch a career in media. Here in Massachusetts we are lucky to be surrounded by so many great educational institutions and we are happy to offer an internship program to interface with these schools. For those looking to improve their understanding of the media field though experimental learning an internship at WHCA provides just such an opportunity. WHCA interns gain experience in the development, planning, execution, and marketing/promotion of events, productions, and programming for the Whitman Hanson community all while developing their own portfolio.
WHCA is now accepting internship applications for students who want to play a key role in assisting our dynamic community media center in accomplishing our mission to inform, enlighten and entertain community through access to modern technology, equipment, facilities, and training.
Our internship program offers a well-rounded experience for currently enrolled students who have been previously acquainted with television. This internship aims to continue building on the intern’s skills and to help them gain real world experience in the television production field. Previous television experience is required.
Our program offers students:
- A chance to learn and use the latest editing software including Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop, Motion, and other related production software and equipment.
- The ability to learn in a hands-on, low pressure environment.
- An opportunity to provide a valuable service to the Whitman Hanson Community.
- The chance to become your own producer and share you interests with those in the community and the world at large.
- A platform to build a resume, demo reel and/or job application material
For more information on our internship program, check out our Internship Resources to the right of this page, then head over to the contact page and reach out to make an appointment to discuss further the available opportunities at WHCA.
To Get Started:
Please complete the following steps to become an WHCA Intern:
- Obtain an academic advisor for your internship. This can/should be a faculty member at your institution.
- Apply to the WHCA internship program by:
- Keep track of your internship hours in a written journal, Excel spreadsheet, or Google Doc. The WHCA staff will check these periodically.
- Check in with WHCA Staff regularly to create programming, get involved in production, participate in training, and make sure you are on-track for your projects and hours.
Please note that internships run on a semesterly basis. Schedules and credit may vary school-to-school. Consult your advisor or see your school’s policies for more information in this area.