Who can be an intern?

Internships are open to high school students, college students, post graduates, or people just looking to learn and play.

What will I learn?

At a Northampton Community Television/Paradise City Press internship you’ll learn:

  • Video production and video editing
  • Photography and photo editing
  • DSLR cameras (Canon and Panasonic)
  • Citizen-journalism and community storytelling
  • Software like Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, and more.

What will I do?

Produce multi-media stories on the community.  These could be video packages, written pieces, photo essays, podcasts, almost any medium that does a good job of telling a story.  It could be a story like this, or this, or even this.

Can I receive college credit?


How many hours a week will I work?

This is determined case-by-case.  Before your internship starts we’ll sit down together and construct a reasonable schedule.  If you are applying for a credited internship please find out how many hours are required from your school.

To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to ibauer@northamptontv.org

Here's what former interns said in an anonymous survey

Everyone is so friendly and helpful it gave me a lot more confidence to be ambitious in my work. It gave me the push I needed to step out of my comfort zone more.

[The staff] made my knowledge of different Adobe programs that I never worked with before much stronger, along with different filming equipment as well. I could never thank everyone enough for the knowledge they gave me and now can put to use elsewhere and expand that further.

There's not a sense of a hierarchy or someone constantly monitoring your work. It's a very respectful and equal work space where we all support each other's projects.

The strongest part of NCTV was definitely their employees. Dave, Ian, and Jenn were some of the most helpful and generous people I have ever worked with. Whenever I got frustrated or confused on how to do something, I never felt embarrassed because my peers would be there to assist me. The general information about television, and how it is managed, was exactly what I wanted to learn this summer and NCTV helped fulfill my goal perfectly.