Apply to Join the Next Class of Teen Transmitters This Summer!
- Teen Transmitters at The Paley Museum is a paid 100-hour summer internship for rising 11th and 12th grade students who attend New York City public high schools and who want to explore the impact media has on society
- Interns will take a deep dive on media literacy and produce a podcast
- Industry professionals will act as mentors over the course of the program
- Teen Transmitters is made possible by support from Con Edison, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nielsen Foundation.
- The Paley Center for Media graciously thanks The Pinkerton Foundation for its inaugural support of the Teen Transmitters program.
How to Apply
A letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor MUST be submitted in order to be considered for the internship. Please make sure the letter of recommendation includes their name, phone number, and email address. Please upload your teacher/mentor letter of recommendation as a “FILE.”
Please double check that all email addresses on your application are entered correctly. Errors might impact our ability to get in touch with you about your application.
If you have any questions about Teen Transmitters that are not answered here, please feel free to reach out to Rebekah Fisk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are now closed.
What is Teen Transmitters?
Teen Transmitters at The Paley Center for Media is a 100-hour summer internship for rising 11th and 12th grade students who attend New York City public high schools. The summer internship will last five weeks, meeting four times a week for five hours at a time except where noted otherwise (see full schedule below). For summer 2023, the internship will be in person.
What Impact Does Media Have on Society? This is the essential question students will explore as a Teen Transmitters intern. During the course of this program, interns will take a deep dive into media literacy and explore how the words, sounds, and images they encounter every day make an impression on them. In addition to studying the media landscape, interns will find out what it means to be a digital storyteller. Industry professionals, museum curators, journalists, documentarians, and podcast producers will be invited to speak to the students about their career paths and act as mentors over the course of the program. As a culminating project, interns will learn to tell stories by producing an original podcast series. Above all, interns will gain skills in public speaking, interviewing, research, writing, and audio production that are crucial for college and career readiness.
Who is eligible to apply to Teen Transmitters?
The Teen Transmitters application is open to rising 11th and 12th grade students that attend New York City public schools.
All participants must present a valid employment certificate (NY State Working Papers) upon commencement of the program and must be able to work legally in the U.S. More information about NY State Working Papers can be found here: https://labor.ny.gov/youth/14-to-17.shtm
Will I be paid as a Teen Transmitters intern?
Yes, Teen Transmitters interns will be paid $15 per hour.
What is the Teen Transmitters timeline? (If you choose to apply, please mark your calendars with these important dates.)
|February 13, 2023||Teen Transmitters applications open|
|April 16, by 6:00 pm ET||Teen Transmitters application due|
|April 28||Finalist candidates are notified|
|May 13||Finalist candidates are interviewed in person|
|May 23||Accepted Teen Transmitters interns are notified|
|July 11, 12, 13, 14*||10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|July 18, 19, 20, 21*||10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|July 25, 26, 27, 28*||10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|August 1, 2, 3, 4*||10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|August 8, 9, 10, 11, 2023*||10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
*These dates are non-negotiable
Teen Transmitters is made possible by support from Con Edison, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nielsen Foundation.
The Paley Center for Media graciously thanks The Pinkerton Foundation for its inaugural support of the Teen Transmitters program.