Paid Internship Program

2021 Paid Internship window is open*

Station deadline to apply is March 12, 2020

2014 WBOQ intern Christine Grayton - LeMoyne College
WBOQ intern Christine Grayton – LeMoyne College

The MBA Paid internship Program is an educational program designed for students interested in pursuing a career in Over-the-Air Broadcasting or Communications. Over the course of the Summer or Fall semesters, students learn how a broadcast radio or television station operates. From the Sales Department, Traffic and Business Offices to Programming and Promotions, students will understand what keeps a radio or broadcast television station on the air.

Winning stations will be awarded $3,726 to cover 240 intern hours at $13.50/hr. and including 15% to cover any taxes or expenses related to hiring the intern.

Fill out the online form or download a station application below.  Stations must submit the application by Friday, March 12.  Prospective interns will apply directly to stations that receive a 2021 paid internship.

Station Selection:

Five stations will be selected at random among those applying.

Note: Stations that have won an internship in previous years will not be eligible for a second intern until all qualifying stations have received an intern. If you want an intern, PLEASE APPLY EVERY YEAR as the MBA has no way of knowing when that may occur.


Application Timeline*:


• March 12: Station’s application for internship program consideration due to MBA.
• March 19: Stations to be notified if they will receive intern, PSA scripts sent to stations

Summer Internship

• Starting March 26 (or earlier if possible): Stations run PSA’s/Recruitment ads for their particular internship position; Stations to conduct interviews.

• June 4: Intern Acceptance Form for each participating station due to MBA. Failure to return the form by this date without prior consent from MBA may result in loss of funding for paid internship. Upon receipt of Acceptance form, checks will be distributed to stations to coincide with start of summer internships.

Fall Internship
• August 15: Checks will be distributed to stations to coincide with fall internships.

*dates subject to change and internships dependent on COVID restrictions in Massachusetts

In order to qualify for the MBA Paid Internship Program, stations must:

– Be a member of the MBA in good standing.
– Run recruitment advertisments to hire paid intern (sample copy will be provided or use your own).
– Post the open intern position on the MBA job board.
– Have aired an MBA Public Education Program (PEP) campaign in the last 12 months.
– Have a dedicated supervisor to oversee the intern during their time at the station.

In order to qualify for the MBA Paid Internship Program, students should:

– Be entering their junior or senior year at an accredited college or university.
– Be majoring in broadcasting, communications, electronic media, marketing or other broadcast-related fields.
– Have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended.
– Interview with prospective station(s).
– Be a Massachusetts resident OR a non-resident student currently attending an accredited college or university in the Commonwealth.

Station application
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