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We believe interns should be compensated, so our interns must receive funding from their school, a grant, or through a city program. They could also be receiving college credit.

Our apprenticeships are for people who are interested in pursuing a career in media production. Apprentices are paid hourly to work on client productions and receive mentorship from the team at CCTV.

Apprentices are not affiliated with/ receiving credit from a College or University. They are likely a young or mid career professional looking to learn skills for personal growth or a career change. An apprentice is distinguished from someone who is an active CCTV member by the fact that they commit to working on community shoots as either paid or unpaid crew and regularly meet with an assigned staff member to track progress. The benefit of apprenticeships is an intentional and collaborative approach to videography, editing and/or community media as a career path.

CCTV interns receive the following benefits...

Free Membership for the duration of their internship
Ability to take any and all CCTV courses for free
Free use of CCTV’s Studio, Field, and Editing Facilities to produce cable TV programs (limited to one production at a time).
All other membership privileges, including ability to produce a BeLive and ability to rent video equipment at preferred member rates.

CCTV interns are expected to...

Attend a CCTV Orientation
Make a four-month, semester-long or summer commitment, unless otherwise arranged
Work an average of 5-12 hours per week (depending on internship)
Perform all duties as outlined in internship agreement, including attending trainings, intern socials, and supervision meetings as requested

CCTV offers a variety of internship types, including...

Broadcast Internship

Flexible hours working with the Programming Manager. Tasks include, but are not limited to researching and acquiring new television series for the CCTV channels, creating one media project over the course of the semester, hosting/producing your own in-studio live show, curating a weekend of programming, and assisting live producers in the studio. This internship offers a lot of creative freedom and flexibility while learning the ropes of broadcasting, distribution, and producing.

Community Production Internship

Work with CCTV’s Production Coordinator on the planning, recording, and editing of CCTV’s productions. Production interns cover events around the city, crew on studio shoots, and help out with special projects. The internship requires at least three hours of edit time a week and occasional field and studio shoots. Requires prior video production experience and skills.

Documentary Internship

Spend the term creating a short (10-20 minute) documentary focused on a Cambridge issue, person or event. Internship will include additional related tasks and training. Requires prior video production experience and skills.

Media Arts Education Internship

The Media Arts Education Intern assists in the implementation of online classes. Duties include assisting in planning and attending online classes, helping research new and innovative ideas for classes, creating drafts of class curriculum, teaching 1-2 classes during internship, and assisting in documenting class data, including evaluation results and attendance. Depending on availability, assist in senior technology programs by offering one-to-one technology help for seniors. Requirements: Interest in online education, Knowledge of media production, Eager to share what they know with others and patient in explaining technical subjects to new users, Committed to CCTV's mission to promote free expression of all points of view, Attention to detail and experience with research.

Marketing Intern

CCTV Marketing interns will assist in ideating and creating advertising and marketing for CCTV based on market research. Tasks could include writing ad copy, storyboarding television advertising and PSAs, working with talent and strategizing social sharing. Interns may also assist with focus groups and member surveys.

Youth Internship (Media Production Teaching Artist)

The Media Production Teaching Artist serves as a mentor and media production teacher to youth participants of CCTV’s School Year Production Program (SYPP). SYPP is an after school program that encourages teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. The program has two semesters: Fall (Oct-Feb) and Spring (March-May). We are seeking Teaching Artists who are locally-based so that we have the option of in-person instruction if and when that becomes an option. The after school program runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30PM-5:30PM. Requires prior media skills, youth engagement and teaching interests.

To apply, please submit a resumé and the answers to the following questions to

  1. Which type of internship are you applying for?

  2. When/how did you realize your passion for media?

  3. Do you have any experience with public access or community media organizations? If so, tell us about that experience. If not, tell us what appeals to you about interning for a community media organization.

  4. What are your professional and/or creative goals, and how do you believe this internship would help you achieve them?

Applicants have the option to respond in video, audio, or written form.


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All classes are free or reduced cost to Members (but pre-registration is still required). Non-Members can register for a fee.

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