BBG Intern and Student Programs

Are you motivated, hard-working, and enthusiastic? Consider applying for an internship at the Broadcasting Board of Governors!

General Information

  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Eligibility: Current enrollment at an accredited college or university, though exceptions are occasionally made for outstanding high-school students
  • Deadline: Rolling (6-12 weeks before desired start date)
  • Compensation: Voluntary and unpaid (though a transportation stipend is provided)
  • Credit: College credit is available, depending on student’s school
  • Benefits: Provides “real world” experience in a diverse and dynamic international broadcast organization

* Note to international students: Unfortunately, we are unable to assist in the procurement of United States visas.

Internships By Department

BBG Public Affairs

  • Fields: public affairs, international relations, event planning, communications, research, strategy, and writing
  • Duties: cooperating and communicating with key strategic audiences, event planning, and promoting different Broadcasting Board of Governors projects, creating content for BBG web properties and drafting press releases, multimedia production
  • Interests: public affairs, international relations, communications
  • Requirements: an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university degree program, excellent writing and communications skills, energy and initiative, ability to multi-task


  • Fields broadcasting/Internet technology, international business planning, project financial analysis, audience/media research, and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Duties: tailored to the skill/interest level of the intern, including technical (engineering design or computer programming), analytical (data base research), or business support (international market research) projects (nb. Engineering manages transmission, program delivery, and technical support; engineering internships do not entail any work in the studio with cameras, microphones, etc.)
  • Interests: engineering, technology, business
  • Requirements: some engineering or technical background, strong analytical/mathematical skills, ability to problem-solve

Note: Engineering also offers a few paid summer internships to full-time students (U.S. citizens only) with appropriate technical qualifications.

IBB Office of Research and Assessment

  • Fields: audience research, media research, statistics, methodology, media or communications studies, ICT, regional studies
  • Duties: Depending on intern’s research skills and experience and on potential foreign language skills or regional expertise, as well as on active research projects during internship period. Duties may include: Performing data analysis in SPSS and producing charts, graphs, and analytics memos or presentations, reviewing qualitative transcripts and composing analytical reports on the findings, performing data checks on datasets, assisting in instrument design for qualitative and quantitative studies, performing desk research on media environment issues, perform market research etc.
  • Interests: research, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, analysis
  • Requirements: a graduate student enrolled in a degree program, at least some coursework in and/or experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research, at least some knowledge of statistics and SPSS software, superior attention to detail, strong writing and/or presentation composition skills



To apply for any of the above internships, please fill out the form below and include a cover letter and CV. Public Affairs applicants should include short writing sample as well.

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