OCTFME is dedicated to providing quality internships to aspiring TV production professionals. OCTFME internships provide high school, college undergraduate and graduate students with invaluable experience through hands-on instruction, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities. Many former OCTFME interns are now employed at top media outlets such as Fox News, Maslow Media, NewsChannel 8 and Discovery Communications.
In addition, each summer OCTFME hires and trains a select group of young people from across the District as part of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). As TV production interns, students receive technical training in the use of video cameras, studio and editing equipment along with research, writing, producing and editing.
OCTFME hosts interns year round. Academic credit may be earned for satisfactory completion of the internship program. Academic credit will be applied pursuant to all rules and standards required by the institution in which each student is enrolled. Students will be expected to participate in the program for no less than 12 hours per week and no more than 20 hours per week.