Job Description:

Internship – Outreach and Community Engagement

Part time, non-exempt

Spring 2024 (January 8 – April 19)

Reports to:  Sr. Director, Outreach & Engagement

Location: Hybrid

Description of Intern Work Responsibilities/Projects:

  • Work alongside the Manager of Education on grant funded events and educational workshops to include onsite/virtual support, logistics, registration, marketing, distribution of follow-up materials, etc.      
  • Conduct research on various topics such as digital and media literacy, working with Indigenous Latinx communities, adult education practices, computational thinking in early education, etc.       
  • Gather and process data collected from participants and partners via surveys, informal assessments, and anecdotal notes.
  • Create and distribute educational materials for educators, families, and community partners.
  • Write summative reports of impact & outcomes of events

 Learning Objectives:

  • The process of outreach and engagement, from conceptualizing an idea to pitching it to stakeholders to executing the project.       
  • Developing and strengthening community partnerships with local organizations, such as neighborhood groups, special interest groups, government, libraries, etc.
  • Understanding of best practices for engaging with families from indigenous communities.
  • Insight into the grant implementation process.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, computer and research skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage technological transitions for virtual workshops.

Preferred Major: 

  • Education (Early Childhood/Elementary)
  • English
  • Communications
  • Journalism


WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations.  We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA.  WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible.  Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.


WETA and its subsidiary NewsHour Productions LLC serve local and national public media audiences by producing and distributing content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Through broadcast, digital and community services, the organization offers compelling, diverse programming on five television channels, including primary channel WETA PBS, and on WETA Classical, the exclusive home for classical music in the nation’s capital; produces a portfolio of national television productions, including PBS NewsHour, recognized globally for bringing balanced, in-depth news coverage to all Americans; creates impactful documentaries with longtime production partners Ken Burns and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features a variety of content offerings on, WETA Passport, the PBS Video App and the WETA Classical App; and serves communities near and far with education and engagement initiatives that contribute to the company’s mission of public service.


WETA and NewsHour Productions are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and internships.  WETA and NewsHour Productions make hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.




Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Full time
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