Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network (TBAE) has partnered with Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and is seeking high school AND college students for our unpaid Spring, Summer, and Fall internship program. The Network is a non-profit organization that has served Tampa Bay for over 30 years on cable channels Spectrum 635/636 and Frontier FiOS 32/34, and on watch.tbae.net 

We are looking for interns with great digital editing skills, people skills with an emphasis on mature, professional behavior, the ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn. In return, students will receive real-world, on the job experience in the field of mass communications at a high tech television station serving over a million people in Tampa Bay. In addition, students will receive a reference letter from the department supervisor, and/or video clips for your demo reel.

Participants in TBAE's Communications Internship will receive unique technical instruction, critical evaluation and support for their career goals by assisting TBAE's staff in all aspects of planning, producing, and distributing programming in support of TBAE's mission. 

Click here to download the 2019 TBAE Internship Application 


Pre-Production, Distribution, and Marketing: Interns will help outline program initiatives, develop scripts, evaluate the logistical and technical production requirements and execute pre-production duties necessary to accomplish the program goals.

Interns will gain familiarization with the industry standards, protocols, expectations, and workflows required to effectively distribute finished programs for cable broadcast and internet distribution and will be introduced to effective methodologies for archival storage of the finished programs. 

Finally, interns will help develop, execute and evaluate promotional endeavors in support of programmatic initiatives via multiple social media sites, TBAE's own online broadcasting platform, and traditional print media.  

Video Production/Editor:  Interns will gain experience by working both in-house in TBAE's cutting edge (green screen) virtual production studio and in the field using TBAE's revolutionary live multi-camera event production and broadcasting platform. Interns will be trained using editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut X. Editors will learn how to edit promo's, public service announcements (PSA's) and program episodes.   


Application Period: EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 31st
Interviews: February 1st & 4th
Orientation: February 5th
Internship Starts: February 5th
Internship End: May 24th
Time Sheets and Exit Interviews Completed: May 24th


Application Period: April 1st through May 3rd (Closes at 4 PM)
Interview Week: May 6th-9th
Orientation: May 10th
Internship Starts: May 13th
Internship End: August 9th
Time Sheets and Exit Interviews Completed: August 9th

Time Sheets and Exit Interviews Completed: August 9th

* Week Off for Observance of July 4th (July 1st-5th)


Application Period: July 1st through July 31st (Closes at 4 PM)
Interviews Begin: August 1st and 2nd
Orientation: August 7th
Internship Starts: August 12th
Internship End: November 22nd
Time Sheets and Exit Interviews Completed: November 22nd


  • Applicants must reside in Hillsborough County, Florida and must be a student.
  • All internships are unpaid and any lodging or transportation needs are the responsibility of the applicant.   
  • A minimum commitment of 35 hours per program period for High School students and 55 hours per program period for College students is required. However, TBAE will be flexible to accommodate students school schedule.
  • Applications will not be accepted after the application deadline.
  • A black, polo shirt will be required during productions.  


Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees/interns and applicants for employment or internship and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment or internship, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. 

All applications must be submitted online. To apply for any of the positions, please submit your application and resume OR a recommendation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to download the 2019 TBAE Internship Application 

The Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network is carried on both major cable systems in Hillsborough County, Florida. 

spectrum channels

Channels 635 and 636

FIOS channels

Channels 32 and 34