Our Internship Program

Our Internship Program

Interested in interning with CCTV? We rely on volunteers to help in a variety of capacities. Read below for internship program details.

CCTV relies on volunteers to keep our organization running smoothly. Interns provide CCTV with valuable work hours every week in many difference capacities, and in exchange our interns get experience and training in everything that makes a television station tick. Possible unpaid intern positions include live cablecasting, media production, computer lab supervision, training and education, and many administrative responsibilities.

All interns work 3-10 hours per week and receive an Access Membership, regardless of residency. There are many departments to intern in. CCTV relies on volunteers who agree to provide regular assistance to staff in some area of operations. Anyone, regardless of their age or place of residence, may apply to become a CCTV intern. Please note, not all kinds of internships are available at all times, as openings depend on CCTV's needs at the moment. However, even if the kind of internship you are interested in is not immediately available, we will keep your application on file should there be an opening.

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CCTV interns receive the following benefits...

  • Free Access 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 have produce a BeLive or Radio program, free access to computerCENTRAL, and ability to rent video equipment at preferred member rates.

CCTV interns are expected to...

  • Attend a CCTV Orientation
  • Make a four-month commitment, unless otherwise arranged
  • Work an average of 3-5 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...

Cablecast: One night per week, 4:00-9:15pm. Monitoring and overseeing diverse weekly live programming. Training provided, requires basic technical aptitude, attention to detail, and ability to get along with all types of people.

Computer Lab: One 3-hour shift per week. Assist and support users of varying skills levels in CCTV’s computer lab. Requires excellent people and Apple computer skills. Some experience with Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop, and other media software helpful.

Programming Office/Administrative Assistant: One 1.5-3 hour shift per week. Assist Programming Coordinator with organizing DVDs and paper documentation. Requires strong organizational and problem solving skills as well as patience and attention to detail. No media background required.

Production: Flexible hours working with CCTV’s Production Coordinator on the planning, recording, transferring, and editing of CCTV’s productions. Requires prior video production experience and skills.

Editing: Flexible hours working with various CCTV staff to edit programs for event coverage or special productions. Requires prior experience with Final Cut Pro X.

Studio: Assist Production Coordinator with facilitating studio productions; help with setting up, shooting, breaking down, and editing the material.

Youth Media: Assist Youth Media Coordinator with various programmatic and production needs. Requires media production skills, Final Cut Pro X experience, outgoing personable demeanor, flexibility, and a good eye.

Graphic Design: Flexible hours creating flyers and other promotional materials for CCTV. Requires prior graphic design experience, self-sufficiency and good design instincts.

Outreach/Marketing: Assist staff in promoting various CCTV classes, training opportunities, special programs and more. Experience and comfort with public speaking, graphic design and social media is helpful.

Website Content Editors: Assist our staff in editing blogs and other content for our website, cctvcambridge.org.

Special Projects: What amazing skills are YOU interested in bringing to CCTV that we might not have even thought of? Depending on your qualifications and CCTV’s needs, special internships may be created.