WQED Multimedia offers comprehensive, challenging non-paid internships in TV Production, Radio, Communications, Business & Revenue, Educational Resources, and Publishing to college students seeking knowledge and experience in the Multimedia industry. Internships are offered for college credit, and past interns have been offered positions with the company when available.

WQED is currently accepting applications for the following internship opportunities:

A production internship with WQED Multimedia provides students with a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn how local documentaries, feature stories, direct-to-web content, public affairs and other programs are produced — from concept to actual live and taped production. Student interns work in the field, studio, editing suites and production offices of WQED.

Areas of Focus:
Interns have the opportunity to obtain a broad overview of content production and/or focus on specific roles during the internship including producing, videography, editing, on-air reporting, and more. Interns will work with the award-winning WQED production staff.

Junior and senior college students with a background in communications, journalism, broadcasting, production or media studies are preferred – but not required. Students who are seeking an internship to earn college credit are also preferred. Applicants should have a strong interest in production, direct-to-web content, on-air and/or technical work in the broadcast industry. They should also understand the importance of social media and its role in broadcasting. For interns interested in a focus on editing, some knowledge of Avid post-production is preferred, but not required. Some college freshmen, college sophomores and high school internship opportunities might also be considered.

Time Commitment:
College credit internships require an average of 15 hours per week unless the students’ college intern programs require more. Not-for-credit internship time requirements are negotiable.

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter and one letter of recommendation to: interns@wqed.org

Important Dates for Production Internships:

January-April (Spring Internships) – Applications due by November 15

May-August (Summer Internships) – Applications due by March 15

September-December (Fall Internships) – Applications due by July 15


  • Assist with programming and production
  • Assist with customer service
  • Prepare arts information for broadcast and web
  • Assist with day to day management of music library and MusicMaster
  • Assist with writing and editing of Pittsburgh Symphony Radio scripts
  • Edit interviews and arts news for broadcast and web
  • Make field recordings
  • Assist with archival process
  • Assist with live remotes
  • Assist in other departmental activities, as needed


  • Must be interested in radio production
  • Well-organized, good writing and communication skills and an eye for detail
  • Knowledge of audio editing or a desire to learn
  • Familiarity with classical music a plus

Interested applicants, please send resume and cover letter to: interns@wqed.org.

VIRTUAL HOURS: 6-10 hrs/wk
IN-PERSON HOURS: 10-12 hrs/wk (approx. 22 hrs/wk for summer)
Internship runs: approximately 14 weeks (fall/spring); 8 weeks (summer)

Mission of Organization: WQED Film Academy (a part of WQED Multimedia) supports film
and digital media arts for ALL. Our work bridges art and industry with a pathway from
education to employment. WQED Multimedia has educational, experiential learning and
professional work programs for high school students and artist support programs for
independent filmmakers in the Pittsburgh region.

General Position Summary: Teaching Assistants will assist Teaching Artists in facilitating
in-house, after school programming through our WQED Film Academy, Internship level, and
Teen Film Crew programs, on site client projects, and in school programming, as necessary.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
● Reports to and communicates with Program Director and On-Site Supervisor on a
consistent basis
● Tracks attendance and manages distribution of and collection of necessary materials to
students including but not limited to: start paperwork, permission slips, zoom links, pre
and post surveys, and recorded content
● Regularly captures still and video behind-the-scenes (bts) footage for archival,
marketing, and social media purposes.

● Monitors virtual and in person sessions and events regarding time, attendance,
recording/pausing (virtual), and monitoring chat (virtual)
● Assists with and manages social media accounts, including posting and creating content
● Assists Teaching Artists with facilitating lessons on the basic of filmmaking, which
includes but is not limited to: discussions, lesson plans, activities, and hands-on
technical instruction
● Assists with coordinating events, guest speakers, and field trips for students, including
but not limited to: contacting leads, coordinating schedules, coordinating transportation,
and distributing/tracking/collecting permission slip forms
● Works closely with students in both small, project-based groups, as well as large working
● Assists with set up and break down as well as physical maintenance of program (i.e.
setting/cleaning up any food/meal times, cleaning and organizing studio and office
space, etc)
● Attend all required meetings, classes and trainings
● Support and willingness to represent WQED at events and meetings in the Community
● Other duties as assigned