The Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) offers PAID Summer Internship Programs available to students entering their Junior or Senior year at a college or university that offers undergraduate classes in the following courses of study: Computer Science, Business, Electronic Media, Engineering, Graphic Design and Mass Communications including Advertising, Journalism (print or broadcast), Marketing and Public Relations.
The Summer Internship Program is an 8-week program for the months of June and July. All interns should plan to work 40-hours per week at $12.00/hour. A total of 32 students statewide will be selected for the program and all interns will be placed at a radio or television station in the state of Virginia. Every effort is made to place a student in their geographical area of preference; however, this cannot be guaranteed.
Only students who are Virginia residents OR a non-resident student currently attending an accredited college or University in the state of Virginia (as well as Elizabeth City State University) are eligible for the Summer Internship Program.Download Internship Application Download Internship Flyer
Rules For Applying
- In order to qualify for the intern program, applicants must meet the following conditions:
- Good moral character.
- Exhibit grades in previous academic work, which in the judgment of VAB, are adequate to give reasonable assurance of success in completing college.
- Select a course of study relating to a broadcasting career.
- Intent to pursue a career in broadcasting.
- Apply for the grant in the manner outlined herein, and furnish all the information requested on the official application form. Do not send a resume; it will not be used. Only the application will be sent to the judging committee.
- All applicant forms must be postmarked by February 23, 2024 (please mail or email; faxes will not be accepted). The application must be completed in full or it will not be considered. Applications postmarked after February 23, 2024 will not be considered.
- The Virginia Association of Broadcasters will contact applicants selected to receive a summer internship via email and/or phone. It is imperative that email addresses and telephone numbers are printed legibly on the application.
- If selected, the applicant will be required to contact the station for which he or she has been paired and to schedule an interview with the assigned station prior to a commitment by the student or station for the internship position.
- The applicant recognizes that this is an internship program that constitutes a temporary employment relationship with either a radio or television station. As such, accepted applicants will receive limited benefits and will not be eligible for unemployment compensation at the end of the eight (8) week period.