The Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network is proud to be partnering with the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to provide exciting and challenging internship opportunities to students of Hillsborough County.
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TBAE is currently accepting applications. To apply, download the internship application and email it to TBAE.


Are you interested in getting real-world experience in the media field? Then apply to be an intern at Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network (TBAE)! TBAE is looking for self-motivated and hard-working students to join our team. 
Every TBAE intern will leave this internship knowing what it takes to be a professional working in television. They will also learn to produce and edit their own promotional video or PSA to use in their professional reel. In addition, upon completion of the program, you will receive a reference letter from the department supervisor. TBAE offers students two different tracks to choose from as their internship focus.


Pre-Production, Distribution, and Marketing: 

• Write and execute a script
• Execute social media during a LIVE taping of programs
• Learn Marketing Skills on how to promote original programming
• Gain teleprompter skills 
• Learn Floor Director Skills in TBAE’s state of the art studios
• Learn video production and editing skills
• Create email campaigns to market TBAE 

Video Production/Editor:  

• Write and execute a script
• Gain teleprompter skills 
• Learn to set up camera and lighting equipment in TBAE's virtual production studio 
• Technical Directing in TBAE’s Master Control during productions
• Train on live multi-camera productions in the field 
• Interns will be trained in Adobe Photoshop 
• Edit video using Final Cut X software
• Cut and edit public service announcements (PSA's) and program episodes.   

Safety Practices:

To protect our staff and interns everyone is required to wear a mask when in the office. Interns will also get their own desk to avoid sharing computers. In order to avoid large groups and limit the time spent in the office, we have also incorporated virtual learning into our internship program. Interns will communicate using Google Docs, Google Sheets, and participate in Zoom trainings listed below:

Zoom Trainings:

• Video Formats & Codec Proper Usage
• Lighting Composition and Videography
• Intro to Wirecast for Production
*Additional Trainings may be scheduled 

This is an unpaid internship and can be used for college credit. All applications must be submitted by the deadline no later than 4:00 PM. To apply for any of the positions, please submit your application along with a resume OR a recommendation letter to Stephanie Lach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Application Period: July 8, 2021 through August 13, 2021 (Closes at 4 PM)  

Interviews Begin: August 9th - 13th 
Orientation: August 16th 
Internship Starts: August 16th - 18th
Internship End: November 23rd

** TIME OFF: Labor Day (9/6) and Veterans Day (11/11)


Application Period: November 1, 2021 through December 10, 2021 (Closes at 4 PM) 

Interviews Begins: December 13th - 15th
Orientation: January 3rd
Internship Starts: January 10th - 14th
Internship End: April 28th

** TIME OFF: Martin Luther King Day (1/17) and your Designated School Spring Break 


Application Period: March 25, 2022 through April 29, 2022 (Closes at 4 PM)

Interviews Begin: May 2nd - 4th 
Orientation: May 9th
Internship Starts: May 9th - 13th 
Internship End: July 28th 

** TIME OFF: Memorial Day (5/30), and Independence Day (7/4)


• Applicants must reside in Hillsborough County, Florida, or have a Hillsborough County address. 
• Applicants must either be currently enrolled as a student or just graduated, as we allow a student to participate one semester after graduation. 
• All internships are unpaid and any lodging or transportation needs are the responsibility of the applicant.   
• A minimum commitment of 35 hours per program period for High School students and 55 hours per program period for College students is required. TBAE will be flexible to accommodate each student's school schedule.
• Applications will not be accepted after the application deadline


Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees/interns and applicants for employment or internship and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment or internship, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. 

All applications must be submitted online. To apply for any of the positions, please submit your application and resume OR a recommendation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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