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The Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB)
offers PAID Summer Internship Programs
available to students entering their Junior or Senior year
ONLY at a college or university that offers undergraduate
classes in the following courses of study: Computer Science,
Business, Electronic Media, Engineering, Graphic Design and Mass
Communications including Advertising, Journalism (print or
broadcast), Marketing and Public Relations.
The Summer Internship Program is an 8-week program beginning
Monday, June 6, 2016 and ending Friday, July 29,
2016. All interns should plan to work 40-hours per week
at $7.25/hour. A total of 32 students statewide will be
selected for the program and all interns will be placed at a radio
or television station in the state of Virginia. Every effort
is made to place a student in their geographical area of
preference; however, this cannot be guaranteed.
Only students who are Virginia residents OR a non-resident
student currently attending an accredited college or University in
the state of Virginia are eligible for the Summer Internship
Rules For Applying
- In order to qualify for the intern program, applicants must
meet the following conditions:
- Good moral character.
- Exhibit grades in previous academic work, which in the judgment
of VAB, are adequate to give reasonable assurance of success in
- Select a course of study relating to a broadcasting
- Intent to pursue a career in broadcasting.
- Apply for the grant in the manner outlined herein, and furnish
all the information requested on the official application
form. Do not send a resume; it will not be used. Only
the application will be sent to the judging
- All applicant forms must be postmarked by February 12, 2016
(please mail; faxes will not be accepted). The application must be
completed in full or it will not be
considered. Applications postmarked after February 12,
2016 will not be considered.
- The Virginia Association of Broadcasters will contact
applicants selected to receive a summer internship via email and/or
phone. It is imperative that email addresses and
telephone numbers are printed legibly on the application.
- If selected, the applicant will be required to contact the
station for which he or she has been paired and to schedule an
interview with the assigned station prior to a commitment by the
student or station for the internship position.
- The applicant recognizes that this is an internship program
that constitutes a temporary employment relationship with either a
radio or television station. As such, accepted applicants will
receive limited benefits and will not be eligible for
unemployment compensation at the end of the eight (8) week