Interning with Alabama Public Television
Alabama Public Television is a statewide public television network with offices and production centers located in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama. Alabama Public Television’s programs and services educate, entertain, inform and inspire.The station is an educational resource for people of all ages with programming ranging from the locally produced series Capitol Journal and APT’s Emmy-winning documentaries to PBS programs such as Nova and an award-winning schedule of children’s programs. APT also operates public radio station WLRH in Huntsville, Alabama.
Alabama Public Television has several internship opportunities for qualified students. Check each individual internship for a position description, school requirements, and desired qualifications. Internship positions are offered for college credit to students enrolled in an accredited college or university and are unpaid. Internships for high school students are also available in limited situations for school credit.
- The duration of internships will be one academic grading period. In the summer, the length of the internship shall be no less than six weeks nor longer than three months.
- Schedules and assignments will be set by the supervising APT staff member. Interns are expected to work at least 15 hours per week, unless otherwise agreed upon. Some internships may require more hours, and may be as many as 40 hours per week.
- Interns are required to be punctual and conscientious about their work schedules. If an intern is ill or unable to come to work, the intern is expected to call his/her staff supervisor.
- Interns are expected to perform their assigned tasks responsibly and to the best of their ability. If a student has questions about an assignment or encounters problems in its completion, he/she should discuss the assignment with his/her supervisor.
- Evaluations are a useful tool in helping APT and the student intern gauge the progress of the internship. APT will comply with the reporting and evaluation procedures required by participating schools. At a minimum, the intern will meet with his/her staff supervisor at least twice, for a mid-term report and again at the end of the internship for a final evaluation.
- Alabama Public Television will make every effort to facilitate school requirements mandating students complete final projects as part of their internship program. Final projects should be designed in conjunction with the intern’s APT supervisor so that a mutually beneficial project can be developed.
You may e-mail a resume and cover letter to the supervisor indicated for each internship position. Otherwise, mail or fax a resume with a cover letter indicating your area of interest to:
Alabama Public Television
2112 11th Avenue S. #400
Birmingham, AL 35205
Internships fax: (205) 251-2192
Unfortunately, we can’t accept phone calls about these openings. If the appropriate department wishes to meet with you for an interview, you’ll be contacted directly.