Production Internships


  • Arts District is our weekly arts & culture series, Thursdays @ 730pm &
  • Documentary is “Red Power Energy” about energy on tribal lands
  • Work Schedule:
    Anytime between 8am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays. Some shoots may fall on a Saturday. 10- 15 hours per week. Commitment for entire semester or 1-2 quarters required.
  • Position Description:
    The Arts District & Red Power Energy Intern reports directly to Executive Producer Lisa D. Olken and aids her with all duties related to pre-production, production and post-production. You will have a desk, email and phone.
  • Duties include but are not limited to:
    Administrative work with media files, drives, and databases. Must know Adobe Premiere. 
    Writing synopsis and arts quizzes 
    Sending out emails and correspondence 
    Researches Stock Video companies
    Assist on field shoots and work with entire crew learning producing, camera, audio, lighting, and videography. 
    Carry, set up and break down gear
    Acquire signed release forms and other assets
    Photograph behind-the-scenes pics for social media
    Work with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop to edit fillers or promotional spots
    Create Screen Grab shots from media files 
    Create Media Files and post to various sites 
    Transcribe/Log Interviews 
  • Learning Outcomes:
    Gain valuable, hands-on experience producing high quality content for local and national distribution; learn production techniques for TV, Radio and Website platforms; and learn how to tell a unique story from initial pitch to promotion to broadcast.
  • Qualifications: 
    10 -15 hours per week 
    *MUST have working knowledge of Adobe Premiere editing software & Photoshop
    Strong writing skills a plus
    Social Media knowledge a plus
    Interest in PBS, Documentaries, Art, and Non-Fiction Storytelling 
    Looking for Articulate, Enthusiastic, Self-Motivated students with a desire for creative storytelling. If this is you, please send cover letter, resume and skill set to: 

Lisa D. Olken
Executive Producer 
Arts | Culture | Environment
Questions? Email me or call 303-620-5646 




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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