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GBH News "Basic Black" Internship - Summer 2024


GBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

At GBH, we believe in the advantages of coming together to build community, mentor and learn from colleagues, and connect more deeply with our mission. As a result, the majority of our staff are hybrid and work both from home and onsite. Our current hybrid approach requires staff to work onsite a minimum of two days each week, every Tuesday and one other day, to be determined by their business unit. Hybrid staff are also welcome to come in additional days each week or may be asked to come in on other days by their manager.


Basic Black, a multiple award-winning program, is produced in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color locally and nationally. Each episode also premieres on You Tube and Facebook.  Show episodes are also available on the programs podcast.


The paid internship position at Basic Black will provide opportunities for students to learn about the many aspects of studio television production including researching stories, editorial and video production process, production coordinating, time, and production management.  This is a competitive internship.  We’re looking for an intern that is curious about the world and subjects and issues that impact the lives of Black, Indigenous and people of color here in Boston and beyond. 


  • Basic Black interns must be available for show tapings; at this time, they are Friday mornings.
  • Assist the production staff in various aspects of production such as logging tapes.
  • Research show topics via newspapers, magazines, and on-line services and keeping timely files on various topics and issues pertaining to Basic Black.
  • Attend staff and story development meetings when available.
  • Attend all studio productions when available.
  • Assist with Green room set-up.
  • Greet greats when they arrive to the studio.
  • Log show taping.
  • Assist in posting stories/elements on the Basic Black digital social media platforms.
  • take behind the scenes photos of show tapings via smartphone or DSLR camera.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to the Associate Producer and Executive Producer to learn administrative aspect of production.
  • Will assist associate producer, on occasion in the field doing mos’s or packages.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • This internship will also involve administrative and pre-production duties. Interns are required to have the following skills:


  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Have an interest in community affairs, stories and issues as they pertain to Black, Indigenous and people of color, be willing to multi-task, be ready to come up with ideas.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent research skills
  • social media savvy and knowledge of digital platforms, Facebook and You Tube, Instagram, and X (Twitter)
  • comfortable with working on their own and/or with a group/team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Sprout, Premiere, Rush (we’ll teach you!)
  • A general sense of administrative management


Paid Internship $17/hour (Part-time)


GBH internships provide students with valuable work experience and real-world knowledge across many different fields of study, from TV and radio production to web design, accounting, law, and other administrative areas.


  • Internship dates: June 10th to August 16th.
  • Candidates must have their own computer and access to Wi-Fi.
  • Candidates must be in an Undergrad or Grad program and have work authorization for the United States.

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GBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve are diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, GBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment, or promotion based on race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Application Process Assistance

GBH will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate an accommodation request, contact the Human Resource department by sending an email to or by calling 617-300-2000.