OPB's Internship Opportunities

Available Internships

Content Creation Internships (year-round, unpaid)
Business & Operational Internships (year-round, unpaid)
Engineering Internship (Summer 2014, unpaid)
Maynard E. Orme Internship (Spring annually, paid)
Jon R. Tuttle Journalism & Production Minority Internship (Summer annually, paid)
Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism (Summer annually, paid)

Content Creation Internships (year-round, unpaid):

OPB seeks interns candidates to participate in content creation at OPB. OPB relies on a multi-platform approach. Content creators in all departments are tasked with generating story elements that will be translatable to more than one medium. We seek students with experience and interest in all parts of the storytelling and production process.

Content Creation Interns may be placed in departments such as TV Production, News, Digital Content or Music. Projects and programs may include Oregon Art Beat, Think Out Loud, opbnews.org, opbmusic and more.

Internship opportunities in these areas vary a great deal, dependent on the time of year, current projects and the needs of the organization.  We strive to place students in internships that align with their skills and interest.

Application Deadline Information

Fall term runs approximately September through December. Application deadline is August 1.
Winter term runs approximately January through March. Application deadline is December 1.
Spring term runs approximately March through June. Application deadline is February 1.
Summer term runs approximately June through September. Application deadline is May 1.

Applications must be at OPB by 5pm on the day of the deadline listed above. Email, hand delivered, mail or fax are acceptable.

To Apply:

Submit Application Packets to:

OPB - Internships
7140 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax 503.293.4165
internships@opb.org

Application packets must include

  • Cover letter
  • OPB application - download below
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two). Letters of recommendation may arrive separately from the application packet via post or e-mail.
  • Recent academic transcript (official or unofficial)

Guidelines

  • Submitted materials become the property of OPB and will not be returned.
  • Email is preferred. Please keep email packages under 4mb.
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted outside of the application packet, if necessary, but must be received by the application deadline.
  • Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Download application here

Business & Operational Internships (year-round, unpaid)

OPB seeks intern candidates for departments throughout the organization. Our Internship programs provide students with the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily activities and long term projects involving all areas of OPB’s work.

Business & Operational Internships may provide students with experience in departments such as Development, Marketing, Engineering, Human & Volunteer Resources, Programming and more. Some examples of intern assignments are below.

Application Deadline Information

Fall term runs approximately September through December. Application deadline is August 1.
Winter term runs approximately January through March. Application deadline is December 1.
Spring term runs approximately March through June. Application deadline is February 1.
Summer term runs approximately June through September. Application deadline is May 1.

Applications must be at OPB by 5pm on the day of the deadline listed above. Email, hand delivered, mail or fax are acceptable.

To Apply

Submit Application Packets to:

OPB - Internships
7140 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax 503.293.4165
internships@opb.org

Application packets must include

  • Cover letter
  • OPB application - email internships@opb.org for an application
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two). Letters of recommendation may arrive separately from the application packet via post or e-mail.
  • Recent academic transcript (official or unofficial)

Guidelines

  • Submitted materials become the property of OPB and will not be returned.
  • Email is preferred. Please keep email packages under 4mb.
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted outside of the application packet, if necessary, but must be received by the application deadline.
  • Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Download application here.

 

New! Engineering Internship (Summer 2014, unpaid)

OPB is seeking intern candidates for our Broadcast Engineering department.
The Engineering team is responsible for maintaining all the infrastructure required for radio and television operations.

This intern would have the opportunity to participate in various aspects of maintenance, planning, and documentation of the myriad systems the Engineering team supports.

This is a summer 2014 internship, approximately June - September. Applications for this internship are due by May 15.

Download more information here
Download application here

Oregon Public Broadcasting presents the Maynard E. Orme Internship

For 19 years, Maynard Orme served as the president and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting. Maynard believes strongly in lifelong learning, and his vision helped shape OPB’s local and national productions, groundbreaking Web sites, adult learning projects, educational materials and community outreach campaigns. In honor of his considerable contributions to OPB, the Maynard E. Orme Internship has been established to encourage students to cultivate skills in the development and production of high-quality news and public affairs programming.

More information about the Maynard E. Orme Internship

Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship

Oregon Public Broadcasting offers the Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship to increase participation of racial and/or ethnic minorities, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), who are traditionally underrepresented within public broadcasting. The internship will enable an outstanding student to spend the summer studying the field, full-time, in a hands-on environment. To encourage future generations of compassionate broadcasters and journalists, Oregon Public Broadcasting established the Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship in 1994. The internship is in memory of Jon Tuttle, one of Oregon's most respected broadcast journalists who passed away in 1991. To guarantee this special program, and to attract the finest journalism and production students to our region, OPB endowed the internship.

More information on Jon R. Tuttle Minority Internship

The Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism

Oregon Public Broadcasting participates in The Charles Snowden Program. For more information about how you can be placed as an intern at OPB as part of this program please visit snowden.uoregon.edu.

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