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Internships and Volunteering
Internships & Volunteering

How to Apply to be a PBS Charlotte Intern

If you have a child or grandchild in college looking for an exciting opportunity to learn what happens in media, they should consider applying for a spring, summer or fall internship with PBS Charlotte! We offer several unpaid internships, including producing, editing, social media, fundraising and marketing right here in the heart of Charlotte. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a community college or university program and earning credits toward a degree.

Interns will have the opportunity to get hands on experience in a wide range of areas. Interns typically go out in the field to assist our production crews, operate studio equipment and work with our reporters producing content for local programs, special projects and documentaries. Occasionally, we may have you assist our Education & Outreach, Membership and Web/Social Media Departments to expose you to a wider range of experiences during your internship.

To apply, send the following materials to Senior Traffic Coordinator internships@wtvi.org:

  • Cover letter – Tell us why you want to intern at PBS Charlotte. What are your career goals and how would an internship with us help with your academic and professional development?
  • Resume – Highlight your previous and current work experience.
  • References – Provide the name, phone number and email for three professional contacts.


The deadlines for submitting internship application materials are:

  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: May 1
  • Fall: July 1

Education Internship

As an intern with our Education Department, you will have the unique opportunity to work closely with our Education and Outreach Coordinator in developing and implementing education programs and community outreach initiatives. This internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in early childhood programs at schools and libraries in the fields of education and community engagement.

Social Media Internship

As an intern with our Social Media Department, you will work closely with our social media management team to assist with the day-to-day tasks associated with the station. These task include assisting with content creation, graphic design for both print and web graphics, video editing work, SEO research and best practices, social media advertising campaigns, scheduling and monitoring social media posts, tracking data analytics across all social media & web platforms, and uploading content to various online platforms.

Production Internship

As a Production Department intern, you will have the opportunity to go out in the field to assist our production crews, operate studio equipment and work with our reporters producing content for local programs, special projects and documentaries. Occasionally, we may have you assist our Education & Outreach, Membership and Web/Social Media Departments to expose you to a wider range of experiences during your internship.

Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, there are a number of projects and events in which we rely heavily on volunteers. This could include a sneak preview screening of a PBS program, a literacy outreach initiative or a live membership drive. If you or your group would like to serve as a volunteer, email Membership Support Specialist, Traci Cruey at memberservices@wtvi.org.