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Paid Internship Opportunity for Upper-Level High School Students

Are you interested in documentaries? News and feature stories? Promotion and marketing videos? Social media? Sports coverage? Films?

 

Do you want to know more about videography, editing, lighting, audio, graphics, or big multi-camera productions?

 

Media Makers is a high school Career Prep internship program designed for people like you!

Applications are now being accepted for the Internship running September 2024 through May 2025.

 Media Makers has 2 parts:

Media Makers Onsite

Takes place at the KSPS PBS studios on Spokane’s South Hill. Students receive training and work in paid positions alongside staff, hands-on, producing real-world videos for online, social media, and broadcast.

Media Makers Rural

Now in its pilot stage. Students at schools outside the Spokane area will learn skills via remote learning as well as occasional school visits by KSPS staff, and field trips to the station. Students in the rural program must have a teacher available to supervise at least some of their after-school work. If you and your teacher are interested in helping KSPS PBS pilot this program, we encourage you to apply. Questions about the Rural program? Please contact Dawn Bayman, Station Manager

Get training & real-world experience with industry professionals

Field & Studio Production

lighting • audio • graphics • camera operation • videography

Post Production

video & audio editing • color correction • motion graphics • closed captioning

Equipment Access

Adobe Creative Suite • broadcast quality cameras • lighting • audio equipment

Advanced Work

(second-semester students)

writing • producing • directing • broadcast engineering

To be eligible, you must...

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Be a high school junior* or senior in the Spokane-area or be highly recommended by a teacher at a rural school

*Juniors eligible depending on credit status

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Have a passion for video production, media, and/or storytelling

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Be eligible for Work Site Learning or other high school credit

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Have enough school credits to be eligible to work for KSPS PBS

Average of 10-12 hours per week in blocks of 2+ hours. Monday-Friday afternoons.

If you’re eligible, we will work with your your teachers and counselors to make it happen. If you’re under 18, we’ll also have paperwork for your parents.

In return, you get...

Experience & training..... and $15.74 an hour

 
 

High school credit, 0.5 Work Site Learning credit per semester

Must work a minimum average of 10 hours per week

 

Customized training opportunities

What are you most interested in learning about? We’ll focus part of your training on your main interest areas!

 

Advice & Connections

We’ll hook you up with professionals doing the jobs you’re interested in and help you build a network that could lead to recommendation letters or future opportunities.

Work Schedule

Media Makers Onsite:

You’ll work at the KSPS PBS Studios at 3911 S Regal St, Spokane 99223

 
 

Most shifts are 3 days per week from about 1pm to about 4pm, but other shifts can be designed to meet your high school schedule.

 We’re looking for a minimum time commitment of three hours per work day. You will also have opportunities to work occasional evenings or weekends to participate in special productions.

 

You must be able to get to the KSPS PBS Studios for this internship.

Important: If you anticipate transportation issues, please let us know and we will help you figure it out. We do not want transportation or anything else to prevent you from following your passion!

Spokane Transit Bus Route 4 stops next to KSPS PBS. It’s a 16-minute route from the downtown STA Plaza.

Media Makers Rural:

You will work out of your school on weekday afternoons, with additional work at other times as projects require. We will work together with you and your teacher to determine a schedule.

Our Instructors

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Angelia Savage

angelias@ksps.org

Angelia has 30 years’ experience in the broadcasting and movie industry, 20 of which have been spent at KSPS. She is over the moon to be a coordinator for the Media Makers program and hopes to teach and enrich young adults who have a passion and creativity for the industry.

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Alex Kwamina

akwamina@ksps.org

Alex is an AV professional with a decade of experience in live production and all things videography. As coordinator for KSPS’s Media Maker program he is invested in teaching all things AV and enjoys making a fun and lively environment for young adults to learn in.

About KSPS PBS

KSPS PBS is this region’s local PBS station providing on-air, online and multimedia content that entertains, engages, and educates our community. We currently serve more than 2.3 million households in Washington, Idaho, Alberta, British Columbia, and beyond.

KSPS PBS Media Makers Rural is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration via a PY23 Career Connect Washington Program Builder grant ($106,700). Other non-governmental support is provided by regional private donors.

 

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Our thanks to these generous supporters:
 

Johnston Fix Foundation 

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How to Apply

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Tell us about you

Write an essay (up to 500 words), produce a short video, create a website, a podcast, an infographic, or any creative medium (or combination) you want. It’s all about helping us understand who you are, what you want for your future, and why you’re interested in being a Media Makers intern.

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Fill out the application and include a link to your project

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Get a recommendation from your teacher or counselor. Have them submit it here

Get everything to us no later than Friday, January 19, 2024.

 

Our Media Makers advisory group, made up of media industry professionals and educators, will go over all applications and teacher/counselor recommendations and choose up to 10 students for the program. We may ask you for more information if necessary.

 

We will let you know if you’re in, or not, by February 20, 2024.