Community Engagement and Education Intern, WGBY, Springfield, MA

ABOUT WGBY (wgby.org)

WGBY is a community-supported PBS member station, connecting the diverse people of the western New England region. WGBY educates, entertains, enriches, and improves the neighborhoods that make up our community.

WGBY works to inform and engage members of the local community through its work on air, online, and in the community. It offers four TV services — WGBY HD, WGBY World, WGBY Create, and WGBY Kids. WGBY’s broadcast services offer a mix of national fare and locally originated content designed to serve the specific needs and interests of New England-area viewers.

The Web services offered through wgby.org and affiliated subdomain and social media properties enable program streaming, news updates, and a wide range of program and community resources. E-mail and texting outreach offer additional media channels.

WGBY strives to take an active role in the community by conceiving of, planning and executing, and participating in a wide range of initiatives. Many of these efforts require personal representation while others require support and planning services, volunteer organization, materials/resources, or intellectual leadership/guidance.

WGBY’s Community Engagement and Education Department provides educational opportunities and works closely with local partners to improve outcomes for youth, families, educators, students, and community partners.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The Community Engagement and Education Internship offers an opportunity to work with supportive WGBY staff and enriching PBS content.  It provides experience collaborating with community organizations to serve the educational needs of children in grades PreK-12, families and teachers. The intern joins a department that serves regional educators with media resources and professional development, supports families to encourage learning at home, and provides community engagement activities in relation to station events and broadcasts. 

Department priorities include early childhood education, teaching/learning with technology, and educator support. Duties include planning interactive site visits, assisting with event planning, promoting educational resources, and working with community partners on station initiatives. Interns also contribute ideas and content for department initiatives and the WGBY Education blog and are an in-house contact for answering routine questions and supplying requested material to outside contacts.  

Requirements include strong organizational, communication/interpersonal and computer skills.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer

PAY TYPE: Unpaid

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-time

LOCATION: 44 Hampden Street, Springfield, MA. 01103

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

REQUIRED DEGREE: Open to all majors with preference for interest in education

CONTACT: Bess Kapetanis, bkapetanis@wgby.org

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume & cover letter to WGBY, 44 Hampden Street, Spfld., MA. 01003 or to Bess Kapetanis at bkapetanis@wgby.org