PILOT, an National Association of Broadcasters technology innovation initiative, has officially launched a new program that offers grants to NAB members to establish paid engineering or media-technology internships at their radio and television stations.
The program will be launched in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation (NABEF) as part of an effort to grow technical and engineering talent for the industry.
The program will initially offer grants for part-time internships in the Spring 2019 academic term, and full-time internships in Summer 2019.
“We believe these internships will help NAB member stations attract the best and brightest, and expand awareness of the exciting work that a career in broadcast technology can provide,” said NAB EVP/Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny. “We are thrilled to be working with NABEF on this program, as a key component of PILOT’s technology education efforts.”
NABEF President Marcellus Alexander added, “Through these grants, we expect to provide more opportunities for students to explore and learn about broadcast technology and engineering. The result will be an increase in the pool of talent for our industry.”
The program seeks to help NAB members that do not currently offer engineering or media technology internships. The program will also provide resources to assist selected stations in identifying and supporting interns, as well as the ability for interns to attend the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
NAB members must apply for the grants by August 15, 2018 to be eligible for the Spring 2019 internships.
The deadline for applications for the Summer 2019 internship grants is November 2, 2018.
Stations selected to receive the grants will be announced in September and November 2018, respectively.
The grant application window for Spring 2019 internships is presently open, and the Summer 2019 application window opens on September 5, 2018.
Additional program information and an online application form are available at http://nabpilot.org/techinterns/.