One of America’s flagship public broadcasting networks, KQED is Northern California’s public television, radio and online network. Becoming known as a controversial broadcaster, KQED ran the Teller-Pauling nuclear fallout debate in the 1970s. It was also the first to use membership drives and fundraisers to pay for its programming. Striving to meet the needs of the Bay Area, KQED now boasts three public TV stations, a number of digital TV stations, two public radio stations, an education network and a website.
KQED interns work in most offices of all three of the network’s divisions (web, TV and radio). TV interns participate with production teams on specific shows. There are interactive web journalism internships available, as well as positions in the education network. Several departments, including information technology, marketing and communications also hire interns. Finally, KQED Radio offers radio web and climate change internships, as well as practical training internships in radio news and public affairs for those looking to break into the public radio field.
Open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors and grad students. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required and candidates must be eligible for academic credit.
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 864-2000
Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
Los Angeles, CA