BBG Intern and Student Programs

Internship Information

Do you have a natural curiosity about the world around you?

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
  • Application: Please send resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to BBG Public Affairs (publicaffairs@bbg.gov). Rolling applications and start dates. For internships starting in January 2015, please submit all application materials by December 15, 2014.

Engineering

  • 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
  • Application: send resume and cover letter to Terry Balazs (tbalazs@bbg.gov)

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