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 for the 2019 Winter session. To apply, download the internship application and email it to TBAE.


We are looking for interns with great digital editing skills, people skills with an emphasis on mature, professional behavior, the ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn. In return, students will receive real-world, on the job experience in the field of mass communications at a high tech television station serving over a million people in Tampa Bay.

In addition, students will receive a reference letter from the department supervisor, and/or video clips for your demo reel.

Participants in TBAE's Communications Internship will receive unique technical instruction, critical evaluation and support for their career goals by assisting TBAE's staff in all aspects of planning, producing, and distributing programming in support of TBAE's mission.


Pre-Production, Distribution, and Marketing: Interns will help outline program initiatives, develop scripts, evaluate the logistical and technical production requirements and execute pre-production duties necessary to accomplish the program goals.

Interns will gain familiarization with the industry standards, protocols, expectations, and workflows required to effectively distribute finished programs for cable broadcast and internet distribution and will be introduced to effective methodologies for archival storage of the finished programs. 

Finally, interns will help develop, execute and evaluate promotional endeavors in support of programmatic initiatives via multiple social media sites, TBAE's own online broadcasting platform, and traditional print media.  

Video Production/Editor:  Interns will gain experience by working both in-house in TBAE's cutting edge (green screen) virtual production studio and in the field using TBAE's revolutionary live multi-camera event production and broadcasting platform. Interns will be trained using editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut X. Editors will learn how to edit promo's, public service announcements (PSA's) and program episodes.   


Application Period: October 1, 2019 through December 6, 2019 (Closes at 4 PM)
Interviews Begin: December 16th - 18th
Orientation: January 10, 2020
Internship Starts: January 13, 2020
Internship End: May 29, 2020

** TIME OFF: Martin Luther Kind Day (1/20); President’s Day (2/17); Spring Break (3/16-3/20); Good Friday (4/10); Memorial Day (5/25)


Application Period: March 2, 2020 through May 8, 2020 (Closes at 4 PM)
Interviews Begin: May 11th - 13th
Orientation: May 15, 2020
Internship Starts: May 18, 2020
Internship End: August 7, 2020

** TIME OFF: Memorial Day (5/25)


Application Period: June 1, 2020 through August 7, 2020 (Closes at 4 PM)
Interviews Begin: August 10th - 12th
Orientation: August 14, 2020
Internship Starts: August 17, 2020
Internship End: November 20, 2020

** TIME OFF: Labor Day (9/7), and Veterans Day (11/11)


  • Applicants must reside in Hillsborough County, Florida and must be a currently enrolled student.
  • 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. However, TBAE will be flexible to accommodate each student's school schedule.
  • Applications will not be accepted after the application deadline.
  • A black, polo shirt will be required during productions.  


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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