What is Teen Transmitters?

Teen Transmitters at the Paley Center for Media is a 90-hour summer internship for rising 11th and 12th grade students who attend New York City public high
schools. The summer internship will last six weeks, meeting three times a week for five hours at a time (see full schedule below).

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 media maker. 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 produce an original podcast series about their relationship to media. Above all, interns will gain skills in public speaking,
interviewing, research, writing, and audio production that are crucial for college and career readiness.

Special thanks to The Pinkerton Foundation for their generous support of this program.

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

What do I need to do to apply to Teen Transmitters?

In order to apply, please fill out all four parts of the Teen Transmitter application (found below) and submit it by April 5, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

Will I be paid as a Teen Transmitters intern?

Yes, Teen Transmitters interns will be paid $15 per hour and reimbursed for travel expenses to and from the internship.

What is the Teen Transmitters timeline? (If you choose to apply, please mark your calendars with these
important dates.)

    
Pre-Internship Schedule:
April 5, 2019:      Teen Transmitters application due (by 5:00 pm)
April 19, 2019:      Finalist candidates are notified
May 11, 2019:      Finalist candidates are interviewed at The Paley Center for Media*
May 24, 2019:      Accepted Teen Transmitters interns are notified
June 8, 2019:      Teen Transmitters orientation at The Paley Center for Media*
    
Internship Schedule:
July 9, 10, 11:      10:00 am to 3:00 pm*
July 16, 17, 18:      10:00 am to 3:00 pm*
July 23, 24, 25:      10:00 am to 3:00 pm*
July 30, 31, August 1:      10:00 am to 3:00 pm*
August 6, 7, 8:      10:00 am to 3:00 pm*
August 13, 14, 15:      10:00 am to 3:00 pm*

*If you choose to apply, you must be available on these dates.

     
     

If you have any questions about Teen Transmitters that haven’t been answered by this application, please feel free to reach out to Caroline Quigley at cquigley@paleycenter.org.

     

     

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