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Public Media Internships

Internships at PBS North Carolina

PBS North Carolina offers a robust internship program for currently enrolled students interested in public media. Areas of interest include marketing and communications, business administration, fundraising, social media, production, post-production, editing and much more.

Our internship program provides students with transformational experiences and offers a trusted learning experience for students interested in a variety of media careers. We strive to serve our interning students as thoroughly and passionately as we do the rest of North Carolina.

See below for more information about our exciting new internship opportunities!

Available Internships

The application period for internships has closed.

If you have applied to an intern position recently, thank you and we will reach out shortly with updates regarding your application.

To learn more about career opportunities, please visit The University of North Carolina System website

Criteria for Applying

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Be at least a full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours) or graduate student (9 semester hours) 
  • Be a recent graduate (after May 2022) from an accredited college or university

Our Vision

To spark lifelong curiosity and wonder, empower our communities and enrich the lives of all North Carolinians.

Our Mission

Provide transformational experiences and trusted content to educate, inform, entertain and inspire the people of North Carolina.

The Internship Experience

In an internship with PBS North Carolina, you will gain deep knowledge in the field, have wide exposure to all areas of the business and mentorship time with a member of our senior leadership team. You will collaborate with staff and directly contribute to meaningful work in your department.

My Internship Experience

Learn more about the PBS North Carolina internship experience in this video produced by past interns! Featuring Shamus Sass, UNCSA, Katie Baleno, NCSU and Marguerite Seaton, University of Missouri.

Our Goals for Interning Students

  • To make an impact on a student’s work life and career path.
  • To prepare students for careers in their desired media field.
  • To help students gain the necessary experience to position them ahead of the pack.
  • To provide foundational first-hand experience with collaboration, problem-solving and hands-on project experience.

What Interns Can Expect From Their Experience

  • Start date in early June 2024.
  • Opportunity to engage as an intern cohort with a professional coach, addressing self-development topics that focus on the important emotional side of a career.
  • Occasion to shadow immersive experiences such as production shoots and/or watching a live taping of a studio production.
  • An invitation to connect directly with senior leaders and our executive team.
  • Participation in a “job shadow day," involving spending time with other internship supervisors to gain an understanding of how each department within the organization is interconnected to achieve our mission.
  • Opportunity to provide feedback on the internship program in order to help shape experiences for future students.

How to Apply

Criteria for Applying

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Be a recent graduate (after May 2022) from an accredited college or university 
  • Be at least a full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours) or a graduate student (9 semester hours)


How to Apply

Please review the open internship positions above and click Apply Now for the opening you're interested in. You will complete the application process through our applicant portal.

PBS North Carolina participates in the E-Verify Program and requires pre-employment background checks on all finalists for positions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PBS North Carolina, an equal opportunity employer, is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to us. Organizational representatives may receive our job vacancy information by contacting PBS North Carolina's Human Resources department at 919-549-7082.

In accordance with the Federal Communications Commission's 2003 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rules, PBS North Carolina's rule compliance includes placing an annual EEO public file report in our public file, located at PBS North Carolina headquarters (10 UNC-TV Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC) and on our website. Recruitment and interview information for job vacancies during the period of August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023, as well as PBS North Carolina EEO outreach efforts, are provided here: FCC EEO Public File Report.

More About PBS North Carolina

Who We Are

As your statewide public media network, we harness the energy of the UNC System to spark lifelong curiosity.