Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) is a nationally recognized community media center that is the voice and vision of all residents, businesses and organizations in the city. CCTV provides tools and training to foster free speech and creative expression, and involves people from across the city as producers and viewers of media that is informative, engaging, and as diverse as the Cambridge community.
Named number one in the country 10 times by the national Alliance for Community Media, CCTV is home to:
• Three local cable Channels 9, 10 and 22 featuring programming produced by Cambridge residents
• A dynamic, media-rich website, including the Cambridge Media Map (cctvcambridge.org/mediamap) and the Cambridge Calendar (cambridgecalendar.org)
• A wide array of hands-on media production and technology workshops, providing access to emerging technologies & state-of-the-art media equipment
• The Youth Media Program, a vibrant media arts and work experience program for under served teens (cctvcambridge.org/youth)
• NeighborMedia: CCTV’s innovative citizen journalism program offering coverage of local issues and events (neighbormedia.org)
• computerCENTRAL: a public computer lab offering drop in hours and classes
• Special outreach programs for senior citizens and non-profit organizations
How You Can Help:
CCTV relies on volunteers who agree to provide regular assistance to staff in some area of operations. Below is a list of available internships. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please fill out an internship application and submit it to CCTV: http://www.cctvcambridge.org/forms.
- Cablecast Intern
Cablecast interns are responsible for the on-air operations of CCTV’s three Public Access channels. Cablecasters cue up and play programs according to the schedule, and facilitate users of CCTV’s BeLive studio. An interest in working with people and technical equipment is required, as is attention to detail. No experience required; training provided.
- Graphics Intern
Graphics interns create the computer-generated community bulletin board which plays on CCTV’s Public Access Channels betweeen programs.
- Production Intern
Those who already possess production skills may be interested in becoming a production intern at CCTV – planning, videotaping, logging, and editing CCTV video productions. Applicants must have demonstrated production skills.
- Computer Central Staffing Intern
Staffing interns oversee Computer Central, CCTV’s combined Mac/IBM computer lab during the Public Access Drop-in Hours. Staffing interns should be comfortable with both Mac and PC computers, and motivated to learn more. A sincere interest in helping people use computers is required, as is a sensitivity to the needs and concerns of those new to computers.
- Training Intern
Brand new, flexible internship that may include, depending upon the intern’s expertise, the design, updating and distribution of promotional materials about CCTV’s training program, adaptation of CCTV’s manuals for web publication, production of intructional videos, administrative support, research for training materials. Good organizational, writing, and computer skills required.
- Bilingual Teaching Intern
Do you speak Spanish, French, Portuguese or Chinese? CCTV has specialized open access hours for Cambridge’s linguistically diverse communities. We are looking for bilingual interns to teach basic computer skills to the Portuguese, Spanish, French (Haitian), and Chinese communities in Cambridge.
Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge MA 02139