Engineering Internship Program

Engineers are the foundation of any broadcasting station.  Their ability to respond ensures stations stay on the air and connected to the communities they serve.

The Indiana Broadcasters Association Engineering Internship Program provides college students the opportunity to learn more about broadcast engineering through a 14-week (length can vary from 12-16 weeks) paid program with stations across the state.

Students can apply for the program from June 1, 2021 – July 16, 2021 by filling out the form below.  One applicant will be chosen for a paid internship during the Fall 2021 semester.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a current, full-time college student attending an IBA Member Indiana college or university;
  • have an overall 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Stations interested in hosting a student engineering intern should email IBA Director of Member Services Sam Klemet ([email protected]).

Curriculum

Radio/Audio

Week 1                                   Paperwork, Staff Introductions, Expectations, Orientation to Station Facilities
Week 2                                   Audio Basics (Analog and Digital); Station Signal and Work Flow
Week 3                                   Studio Consoles, Equipment, and Audio Production
Week 4                                   Equipment Maintenance and Repair
Week 5                                   Networking Basics and Configuration; AoIP (If digital facility)
Week 6                                   Introduction to Automation, Traffic, Music Scheduling Systems
Week 7                                   Systems Integration and Configuration
Week 8                                   Remote Broadcasting (RPUs and Codecs)
Week 9                                   Studio-to-Transmitter Links (Wired and Wireless)
Week 10                                 Streaming Technology and Transmission Site Facilities
Week 11                                 AM/FM/HD Transmission Systems (including Transmitters)
Week 12                                 RF Antennas and Satellite Downlinks
Week 13                                Student Choice and/or Additional Material
Week 14                                 Finish; Collect Materials for Portfolio; Exit Paperwork

Television / Video

Week 1                                   Paperwork, Staff Introductions, Expectations, Station Orientation (Facilities and Signal Flow)
Week 2                                   Audio and Video Basics (Analog and Digital); Station Signal and Work Flow
Week 3                                   Master Control Room Technology; Editing and Camera Equipment; Studio Production and Lighting
Week 4                                   Introduction to Hub technology (if available); Equipment Maintenance and Repair
Week 5                                   Networking Basics and Configuration
Week 6                                   Introduction to Automation, Traffic, Newsroom Systems
Week 7                                   Systems Integration and Configuration; Graphics; Captioning
Week 8                                   ENG Technology; Field Equipment and Production
Week 9                                   Studio-Transmitter and Provider Links
Week 10                                 Transmission Site Facilities
Week 11                                 Digital Transmission Systems (including Transmitters)
Week 12                                 RF Antennas and Satellite Downlinks (Uplinks if Possible)
Week 13                                Student Choice and/or Additional Material
Week 14                                 Finish; Collect Materials for Portfolio; Exit Paperwork

 

Application

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