Internship Overview:

Palomar College’s Educational Television department has offered internships for more than thirty years. Our Emmy award winning department has long been regarded as one of the best of its kind in the country. We are currently in the process of upgrading our facility to High Definition (HD) so students will be trained on cutting edge technology. Interns are the backbone of everything we do here. With a limited staff, the majority of our crew positions are filled by student interns. PCTV programming is broadcast locally on Cox/Time Warner channel 16, distributed throughout the state by the 3C Media satellite network, and licensed to colleges across the US, so the projects you work on will be seen by a very large audience.

Internship Details:

We offer five to ten production and postproduction internships each semester, and accept students with a variety of skill levels. Interns receive extensive “hands on” training and experience with camera, audio, lighting, set design, studio and remote production, and Final Cut Pro editing. You may also have the opportunity to produce your own short independent projects.

Please visit the PCTV office in P31 to pick up an application. Questions? Call Bill Wisneski at ext. 2722.

PCTV Intern Testimonials

Internship Applications Online:

  • Click here to fill out the online application form.
  • Click here to download an internship application in PDF format.
    (Note: Acrobat Reader required to view and print application. Click here to Download Acrobat Reader.)

Internship FAQ's

  1. Where is PCTV?
  2. We are in the P building, directly across (north) from Photography (F building) and across the street (west) from the Library.

  3. Who can I talk with at PCTV about interning?
  4. Call Bill Wisneski, PCTV Producer, at x2722, or stop by the front office.

  5. What qualities and abilities are you looking for in student interns?
  6. We look for willingness to learn, availability, dependability, commitment to high standards of work, and the ability to cooperate and collaborate with others. Previous video or film experience, whether from classes or other work, is a definite plus, but not a requirement. If you have no previous experience it would help if you were taking at least one RTV class concurrently with your internship.

  7. Do I have to sign up for a class in order to intern at PCTV?
  8. For the fall and spring semester you may earn 1, 2, or 3 units of credit, each having its own class number for you to sign up under. For 1 unit you would need to complete 48 hours of interning. This averages out, over the course of the semester, to 3 hours a week. For 2 units you would need 96, or a weekly average of 6 hours. For 3 units it would be 144, or a weekly average of 9 hours. Commute time to and from PCTV may be counted in with the time you spend working on projects here.

  9. Who should I see in RTV about signing up?
  10. Dana Hawkes or Pat Hahn x2964

    Anne Delgado, the RTV administrative assistant, may also be helpful in answering any questions you may have. Her extension is 2440.

  11. How and when do I sign up?
  12. You would sign up online, just as you would for any other class, but you must also attend an orientation meeting in Q1 at the beginning of the semester.

  13. Are there any other requirements?
  14. Yes. RTV requires you to complete monthly progress reports and you will be evaluated by your PCTV supervisor at the end of the semester.

  15. How can I be successful in my internship?
  16. We enjoy working with interns and try to create a nurturing environment for your success. We expect you to treat the internship like a job. Be on time. Take initiative. Show a willingness to learn. Have fun!

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