Intern

Belmont Media Center has several internship opportunities that can be year-, semester- or quarter-long.  Applications can be submitted at any time. 

For more information or to apply, please email Jeff Hansell (jeff@belmontmedia.org) or call 617-484-2443, ext. 222



News and Current Events Intern


Intern at BMC

The News & Current Events intern will act as line producer, coordinating segments provided by Citizen-Herald staff and other community volunteers; and will prepare the finished program for cablecast. The intern will also have the opportunity to shoot, edit and report on-camera.

This unique internship is great way to acquire a wide range of on-the-job experience in TV/Web journalism using BMC’s smaller Studio B. BMC will provide a small stipend to the enrolled student. This position will also provide the intern with a large portfolio of professional work that will be presentable to future employers, which has aired on television and will live in perpetuity online on the BMC website.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying top stories of the week with the editor of the Citizen-Herald
  • Develop the stories and produce any interviews or footage needed
  • Assist the editor & reporter with the writing of the script
  • Direct and produce the weekly newscast program for cablecast
  • Work as studio crew member for other BMC programs as a needed

Qualifications:

  • Interest in journalism, news media and TV production
  • Willingness to appear on-camera as interviewer/reporter
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of basic video production skills such as camera, audio & editing software OR a desire & willingness to learn specific skills quickly
  • Enrolled in high school, or a college or university; with priority given to journalism, communications or media production students

Public Safety Intern


The Public Safety Intern will help BMC in producing a short, weekly/semi-weekly Public Safety and Police Bulletin show, featuring members of the Belmont Police, Fire and Emergency Management Departments. The program will highlight public safety updates, local news; safety and crime prevention tips.

This is a hands-on, high responsibility opportunity, ideal for anyone interested in public safety & news production – both in front of and behind the camera. This position will provide the intern with a large portfolio of professional work / demo reel presentable to future employers.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying top stories of the week in collaboration with the Belmont Police Dept.
  • Develop the stories and produce any interviews or footage needed
  • Write the script for the weekly newscast
  • Direct and produce studio portion of the program

Qualifications:

  • Interest in public safety, news media and production
  • Willingness to appear on camera and perform interviews
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as needed
  • Knowledge of basic video production skills such as camera, audio & editing software OR a desire & willingness to learn specific skills quickly
  • Enrolled in high school, or a college or university; priority given to journalism, communications or media production students

Gallery and Events Intern


The Gallery & Events Coordinator internship will be a hands-on, high responsibility opportunity for anyone interested in curating art exhibits, gallery/event organizing, and the business side of art. The hours required for this position will be minimal and vary week to week, due to the cyclical nature of the shows. This is an ideal internship for a student who is highly motivated, but can only make a small commitment. Interns interested will be supported in developing additional projects for the Gallery and BMC as a whole. (Additional projects would not be required to gain credit, however.)

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and facilitate the installation and removal of all pieces in the show with each artist at the beginning and end of their shows
  • Schedule and coordinate the opening reception with the artist
  • Promote the exhibition and reception on the BMC website and other arts-related outlets such as websites, magazines, newspapers, etc.
  • Coordinate the production of the Gallery@BMC TV program, which is produced by a BMC member
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Administration Manager at BMC to identify and contract local artists for exhibitions

Qualifications:

  • Interest in gallery operations and art business
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as needed
  • Basic understanding of event coordination and promotion OR a willingness to learn
  • Enrolled in high school, or a college or university & eligible to receive credit for work performed; priority given to students of visual or studio art; art management or business

Studio and Field Intern


The Studio and Field Internship will provide an intern hands-on training in TV studio and field production, and give the intern a high level of responsibility within BMC. Each day will vary depending on the studio schedule and the needs of the members and staff. For instance, on some days the intern will be needed to set up the studio for a particular program; on others they will be recording an event in Belmont like a music program or a sporting event. No experience in production needed - just an excitement and willingness to learn the ropes.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with each staff member on assigned tasks such as studio setup, video production, field production, front desk tasks, and marketing
  • Assist on the studio crew for BMC Producer’s shows as needed
  • Produce a program to air on BMC Public Access at least once a month during internship tenure
  • Assist in special events such as Gallery@BMC receptions, town meetings, telethon, etc.
  • Opportunity to shoot and edit videos

Qualifications:

  • Interested in TV and video production
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as needed
  • Knowledge of basic video production skills such as camera, audio & editing software OR a desire & willingness to learn specific skills quickly
  • Enrolled in high school, or a college or university & eligible to receive credit for work performed