video production internships

Public Media Network (PMN, formerly known as the Community Access Center) is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) community media organization founded in 1983. We provide non-commercial media services to these consortium partner communities: City of Kalamazoo, City of Portage, Kalamazoo Township, Oshtemo Township, Comstock Township and the City of Parchment.

Our services include: media production training, equipment loan, programming distribution, and vocational instruction in radio and digital video production to local high schools. We also manage and operate (under contract) WKDS 89.9 FM, a 100-watt FM non-commercial/educational radio station licensed to the Kalamazoo Public Schools.

PMN currently operates from two facilities: Administration and Production at the Epic Center 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 300 and our Government Production Services Unit in Portage.

Interns will be trained by PMN staff to produce programs that will be telecast to the Greater Kalamazoo Community. This training may consist of camera work, the basics of editing, lighting, audio production, technical directing, the basics of directing, pre-production techniques for television, set/operation of remote and/or studio equipment, and other duties as outlined in the Internship Description as issued. Instruction will come in the form of regular scheduled workshops, one-on-one instruction, and on-the-job training during other video productions.
PMN heavily relies on our interns to produce municipal and school board meetings. We also expect our interns to take part and shoot video for numerous events throughout the community (for example, Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, Do Dah Parade), including local high school sports.
Interns must commit to working a minimum of 16 weeks (4 months) for a minimum of 9 hours per week.

Interns will be required to produce one PMN “promotional spot” (1:00 to 4:00 in length), one “mini-doc” (5:00 to 10:00 in length) to be cablecast that features an area non-profit organization as assigned by PMN as well as a short piece featuring one of the “269 things to do in 269 area code.” It is understood that the completion of these projects is required to complete the internship. All projects must be completed within two weeks of final work date.

Upon Successful Completion:
During the internship, interns will have the opportunity to receive certification on PMN’s equipment and facilities. After receiving certification, the equipment and facilities are available to Interns during PMN’s normal hours of operation and may be used at no charge. Certification includes, but is not limited to, Studios, Edit Suites, Final Cut Pro X, video equipment, and remote production equipment.

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