Internships Offer Students Reel Experience
College students studying television broadcasting are given the opportunity to go out and experience the industry, instead of solely reading about it in a classroom textbook.
They can gain a practical understanding of production and post production work – all while creating the reel they’ll need to land their first professional jobs. Internships allow for these students to gain the experience they need to thrive.
Local access channels such as Batavia Access Television offer an excellent breeding ground for tomorrow’s television talent. These local television shows and programming often depend on the work of college interns. Since BATV is a local non-profit, they operate with minimal full-time staff, making interns a vital part of the day-to-day operation.
Some Common Internship Tasks Include:
Graphics and Special Effects
BATV Branding Efforts
Other Marketing Materials
BATV interns also often serve as camera operators, on-camera talent, producers, technical directors and handle audio. Much of the channel’s output and successes, revolves around the efforts of these college interns.
A Track Record for Successful Interns
BATV is often the first stop for college student internships. It’s a place to learn how to thrive in a professional working environment while picking up the skill set to advance your television career.
Many past interns have gone on to careers at larger market television stations, or marketing and video production companies. One former BATV intern has gone on to work for the Chicago Bulls. There are more opportunities available once a student has compiled their own reel of work.
College internships aren’t the only way to get involved with BATV programming. High school students, local residents, and community groups can volunteer. There are always a wide variety of projects available.
Join Our Team
If you are looking to gain the experience necessary to advance your television career, don’t hesitate to contact BATV. If you are preparing for a career in television broadcasting, you can take the next step at any time. Take a look at our employment page and contact us today!