Leonard Press Internship Program offers motivated college students an
exceptional opportunity to gain skills and practical work experience in production,
communications, and journalism at one of the largest and most respected
statewide public broadcasting networks in the nation.
KET is looking for dedicated, hardworking and organized
students with a desire to pursue a career in public media, journalism, and/or
Internship positions are intended to expose students to a
variety of aspects in public broadcasting and media operations, as well as
experience in day-to-day activities, events, and projects. Selected students will work closely
with seasoned KET professionals in the creation, production, and/or promotion
of public affairs programs and content.
Opportunities include working with professional staff in two primary
- Production – working on
programs like Comment on Kentucky, Kentucky Tonight, News Quiz,
and legislative coverage.
- Communications – working
in promotion areas including writing for KET’s statewide magazine Visions,
KET.org, press releases, and other materials, as well as the creation of
internship program may be customized to fit the student’s coursework,
experience and learning goals. Interns
will perform and assist in various production and communications related duties
rotating between four focus areas for a minimum of three weeks each. Focus areas will be assigned based on student
preferences and production demands.
Focus areas include:
students who qualify for internships in subsequent semesters will spend a
minimum of six weeks in two focus areas that could also include on-air duties.
Qualified students must have
strong computer, writing and communication skills with course work and/or
interest in Public Media, Journalism, Civics, Politics, Marketing and
Student interns will have the option to choose preferred
areas of focus in production or marketing, depending on skills and functional
knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Avid Editing, and/or Word Press.
Students must be enrolled in a degree program at an
accredited institution, completed at least 24 academic credit hours or
equivalent, and in good academic standing.
must commit to at least one semester, or 120 hours, and have the flexibility to work evening hours particularly on Monday
and Friday. Accommodations may be offered for school schedules and
maybe ended or extended at KET’s discretion.
May require Job-related travel including overnight stays; sitting
and/or standing/walking for long periods; handling of average-weight objects up
to 50 pounds.
parties may apply at https://www.KET.org/careers-internships, or https://www.joinhandshake.com.
If you’re interested in this internship and meet the qualifications listed, please fill out the Internship Application to tell us about yourself.
For more information about the KET internship program:
Human Resources Coordinator
600 Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
KET’s mission is
to make Kentucky a better place and strengthen its communities
inspiring, informing, and connecting its citizens
through the power
of public media.
Kentucky Educational Television Foundation Inc is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled