The Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) Media Internship Program is an integral part of the District's Communications and Community Engagement efforts.
Established in 2018, the program is designed to provide students a hands-on opportunity to help tell the story of their schools through digital communication, preparing them with real-world experience, and college and career-ready skills.
The internship is open to all AVUHSD students who are in good academic standing. There are no prerequisites and no minimum GPA required. There is an application and interview process that prospective students must successfully go through in order to be accepted. Upon initial acceptance, interns go through a probationary period to allow for accurate work assessments. Internship meetings are comprised of learning sessions, hands-on workshops, professional guest speakers, and discussions. The students also work independently on their own time and with their peers to complete projects and assignments. Ideal candidates have a passion for story telling, journalism and digital communications, work collaboratively with others in a team setting, excel while working independently, and are eager to learn.
The specialties covered in the program include: journalism (including broadcast, print, and digital), communications, video production, marketing, public relations, media relations, crisis communications, event planning, social media, graphic design, business and real-world skills such as interview techniques, ethics and professionalism.
Members of the AVUHSD Media Internship Program may write news stories, produce videos, create promotional materials, photograph events, and help organize and publicize events.
Students with an interest in journalism, communications, video production, photography, marketing, or public relations are encouraged to apply. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for Winter/Spring 2019 Internships beginning in January of 2019 are due by November 30, 2018. An informational session will be held in December before the internships begin.