Production Internships



The intern reports directly to Director & Executive Producer Julie Speer and aids her with all duties related to pre-production, production and post production. The intern has a desk, phone, email and direct line as well as access to Adobe Premiere Editing suites. This production internship is an excellent way to gain hands on experience at a TV station (with live and taped video productions) as well as experience in the nonprofit sector.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preproduction – 25%
    • Research (for data, photographs, archival footage and other assets and info)
    • Drafting shoot schedules
    • Drafting scripts
    • Prepping tape stock / striping tapes
  • Production – 15%
    • Assist on field and studio shoots
    • Set up and break down of gear
    • Operating teleprompter or camera as needed
  • Post Production – 50%
    • Digitizing
    • Capturing and sorting footage
    • Sub-clipping and preparing sequences
    • Basic editing
    • Exporting .wav files or .mp4 files
  • Special Projects as assigned – 10%


  • 300 hour minimum requirement (scheduled as you like)
  • Agree to a non-paid internship, students may earn school credit\
  • Knowledge and interest in video editing 
  • Interest and passion for public television and non-fiction programming
  • Flexible, Independent, self motivated, personable and willing to learn

Julie Speer, Executive Producer-Director
303-620-5728 (direct),
720-3069-1601 (cell)




Colorado State of Mind is a weekly studio-based opinion-driven news and public affairs discussion program. It airs Friday nights at 8:30, and is repeated a couple of times that weekend, on Rocky Mountain PBS all across Colorado.

Four guests discuss three topics gleaned from issues and events in the news. Most panelists are "regular folks" from all walks of life, not public figures, although from time to time we have had leaders from both sides of the aisle in the state legislature, opinion columnists running the range from Ken Hamblin to Diane Carman, and the editors of both the Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

The series has been on the air since January 2003, and in its first year won an Emmy as the best "Interview / Discussion" program on television in our part of the country.

Interns Requirements

  • Send a résumé and cover letter outlining area(s) of interest, summary of education and experience
  • Agree to a non-paid internship
  • Devote 12 hours minimum / week (Mon & Thurs preferred)
  • Keen interest in learning about all facets of television production
  • Knowledge and interest in journalism, news, current events and public affairs
  • Strong organizational, writing, communication and computer skills

Typical Duties

  • Train in producer management skills and leadership techniques, including: organization, conception, structure, formatting, writing, and taking ideas from first thought through fruition
  • Develop and refine interpersonal communication skills with crew, staff and management
  • Research story ideas (requires strong computer research, journalism and typing skills)
  • Act as Associate Producer on "show day," coordinating control room and crew paperwork
  • Guest liaison on "show day"
  • Observe and assist in post-production and on-line editing process
  • Observe and train in program promotion


To enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain.


Rocky Mountain PBS will be the premier public media resource for all Coloradans. On-air, online and in person, we will serve our diverse communities as a convener of people, ideas and perspectives.

Public Inspection File:

For additional information or assistance with the public file, please contact:

Marissa Johnson
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204


For archived Issues and Programming Lists and EEO files, please visit our Archived Public Inspection File section here.

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