NorCal Public Media is pleased to offer a paid internship program for college, technical school, and high school students interested in careers in news and journalism, digital media, and media work with an environmental focus. Our newsroom journalists, digital media professionals, and multimedia producers provide guidance and mentorship in creating media projects that will be launched on digital platforms and presented for broadcast on our radio and TV channels. 

In addition to journalism, students will benefit from study within the Center for Environmental Reporting (CER) at NorCal Public Media.  The CER is a unique project fostering environmental storytelling, research, and production within a variety of multimedia projects, including regional television series programming, public radio reports, audio and video short form media, audio podcasting, and digital projects and social media campaigns. Our CER initiatives put a special emphasis on education through solid reporting and entertaining audio and filmmaking techniques. 

This paid public media internship program was created through a generous bequest from J. Patrick Geis. Geis was a Sonoma County based entrepreneurial design engineer who believed strongly in youth mentorship and community education. He actively challenged the status quo, as a city council member in Cotati, a war tax resister, and through his work with the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County. His legacy gift will train young aspiring media professionals in community-focused journalism, media production, and public media best practices.

The Pat Geis Public Media Internship Program Winter/Spring 2023 Cohort is now open for applications. Deadline January 20, 2023. (Apply below)

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Must be enrolled in high school or an accredited higher education institution or university
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals in person, online, in writing, and on the phone.
Passion for our mission
Some experience in the above listed internship descriptions
NorCal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and if hired, must present proof of vaccination before start date. Candidates may request an accommodation due to disability, sincerely held religious belief or exception required under applicable law.


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NCPM does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

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