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Internship - Outreach and Engagement-Education

Internship – Outreach and Engagement-Education

Part-time, Non-Exempt

Summer 2024 (May 13-August 16)


Description of Intern Work Responsibilities/Projects:

  • Work alongside the Manager of Education on grant funded events and educational workshops to include onsite/virtual support, logistics, registration, marketing, distribution of follow-up materials, etc.
  • Conduct research on various topics such as digital and media literacy, working with Indigenous Latinx communities, adult education practices, computational thinking in early education, etc.
  • Gather and process data collected from participants and partners via surveys, informal assessments, and anecdotal notes.
  • Create and distribute educational materials for educators, families, and community partners.
  • Write summative reports of impact & outcomes of events.

    Learning Objectives:

  • The process of outreach and engagement, from conceptualizing an idea to pitching it to stakeholders to executing the project.
  • Developing and strengthening community partnerships with local organizations, such as neighborhood groups, childcare facilities, schools, libraries, etc.
  • Understanding of best practices for engaging with families from indigenous communities.
  • Insight into the grant implementation process.
  • A strong understanding of public media, potential careers and more specifically how local WETA differentiates itself from national WETA.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Must be a current college student or undergraduate college student within one year post graduation   
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, computer and research skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage technological transitions for virtual workshops

Preferred Major: 

  • Education (Early Childhood/Elementary)
  • English
  • Social Work
  • Journalism


WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations.  We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA.  WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible.  Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.


WETA and its subsidiary NewsHour Productions LLC serve local and national public media audiences by producing and distributing content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Through broadcast, digital and community services, the organization offers compelling, diverse programming on five television channels, including primary channel WETA PBS, and on WETA Classical, the exclusive home for classical music in the nation’s capital; produces a portfolio of national television productions, including PBS NewsHour, recognized globally for bringing balanced, in-depth news coverage to all Americans; creates impactful documentaries with longtime production partners Ken Burns and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features a variety of content offerings on, WETA Passport, the PBS Video App and the WETA Classical App; and serves communities near and far with education and engagement initiatives that contribute to the company’s mission of public service.


WETA/NewsHour Productions is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. Fostering a culture of mutual respect is a top priority and something we take very seriously. 

Employment at WETA/NewsHour Productions is based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, age, ethnicity or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), physical, mental or sensory ability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We are also committed to demonstrating fair and equitable systems, practices, and processes related to how we recruit, develop, retain, promote, reward, compensate, and terminate talent.

We know that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is fundamental to the success of our business and our people, and we will continue to recognize it as part of our guiding principles.