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Internships

With the aim of developing the next generation of professionals trained in using the power of media for good, Austin PBS’s Moving Forward Internship Program is designed to provide a transformational learning experience for students interested in careers in public media and nonprofit administration.

Austin PBS, KLRU-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.

Current Openings

Internships at Austin PBS are made possible in part by AT&T Foundation.

Moving Forward Internship Program

With the aim of developing the next generation of professionals trained in using the power of media for good, Austin PBS’s Moving Forward Internship Program is designed to provide a transformational learning experience for students interested in careers in public media and nonprofit administration.

Moving Forward Interns work on key projects and are actively involved in mission-critical work while gaining a comprehensive view of Austin PBS as they work collaboratively within their teams and across departments.

If you are interested, please review some frequently asked questions and check out the current opportunities provided above.

Who can apply?

Currently, eligible applicants must be:

  1. Enrolled at Austin Community College (“ACC”), The University of Texas at Austin (“UT Austin”), or Huston-Tillotson University (“HT”);
  2. Have taken or are enrolled in a course(s) required by the college/university to participate in an internship - see the section titled “How do I apply?” below; and
  3. Able to work 15 to 20 hours per week (Work will be done remotely until further notice).

There may be other requirements specific to each internship. Detailed information on these requirements are provided in the opportunities listed below.

Note: Austin PBS looks forward to welcoming students from other colleges and universities as our internship program grows. Stay tuned.

How do I apply?

Click on the internship opportunity you are interested in above to find details on how to apply.

ACC students need to contact Kathryn Naughton, ACC Internship Coordinator (kathryn.naughton@austincc.edu) and/or the Department Chair within their area of interest or study.

UT Austin students need to contact Megan Fortson, Assistant Director of Employer Engagement, (megan.fortson@austin.utexas.edu).

HT students need to contact Kohl Lasell (kxlasell@htu.edu).

When are applications due?

Applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer internships are due one month before the semester starts. Here is a list of deadlines for the 2021 - 2022 school year:

Spring 2022 Deadline: December 18, 2021
Internship starts January 18 and lasts through May 15, 2022

Summer 2022 Deadline: April 31, 2022
Internship starts May 31 and lasts through August 8, 2022

How much do interns get paid?

Moving Forward Interns are paid $15 per hour.

Can you tell me more about your internship program?

Moving Forward Interns gain hands-on experience and a glimpse into the world of public media. Some experiences may include: helping produce local productions, creating marketing materials, reporting stories, and more. Whether it’s working with our community journalism initiative, Decibel, or assisting production for award-winning programs like Overheard with Evan Smith or Central Texas Gardener, or helping plan one or our many community and fundraising events, interns at Austin PBS get hands-on experience in multiple fields.

Other opportunities

If you’re a student interested in something you don’t see here or a professor who would like one of our staff members to speak to your class, please email Myra Bull, VP of HR, at mbull@klru.org.