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Internship Program

The New York State Broadcasters Association offers our highly acclaimed Internship Program to member stations. The internship program is an important step in obtaining a job in local radio and television broadcasting. The program is funded annually by the Board of Directors. The program is run through our member stations and runs throughout the years. Those interested in an internship should contact the stations directly.  

A local station or local station cluster may have up to 6 interns per year.


This wonderful opportunity provides interns with the chance to gain first-hand knowledge of the various aspects of the broadcasting business. 

  • Under the program, local stations select their own interns and pay them directly, consistent with the federal and state minimum wage laws.

  • NYSBA will then reimburse the stations at the “minimum wage” rate based on all applicable state and federal minimum wage laws. We will provide reimbursement for each intern up to a maximum of 180 hours per year.

  • To receive reimbursement, stations must file all necessary documentation with NYSBA at the conclusion of the internship. Payments to interns by stations should be made during the internship, consistent with the payment periods for other employees. NYSBA will reimburse a station at the end of the internship period.

  • Participating stations must comply with all program guidelines.

If your station would like to participate in this year’s program, please complete the application form and return it to Sandy Messineo at

Get Started

Click here to download the application, guidelines, and forms.

The internship program provides equal opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics

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1805 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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