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Launched in 1984, CCTV Center for Media & Democracy's mission is to secure free speech and open the doors of local government for all. Through our advocacy and programs we provide public access to local media channels, tools and training that promote the exchange of diverse ideas and grease the wheels of democracy. CCTV and Town Meeting TV work with college and high school students to create meaningful and interesting internships. We offer some ready-made, hands-on learning experiences or we can work to craft a unique experience to meet your skill development goals and needs. 
 
CCTV Center for Media and Democracy oversees the operations of Town Meeting TV, CCTV Production and The VT Language Justice Program.
 
Town Meeting TV  is a government access and community media station who's mission is to open the door to local government, and provide training and tools to inform the public and speak out on crucial issues. and CCTV Productions - a professional media production company. 
 
CCTV Productions is a professional media company specializing in event coverage and streaming.
 
The VT Language Justice Program is a new initiative formed during the beginning of Covid to translate emergency health announcements into a variety of languages and share them throughout VT.
 
Are you studying communications, film and media, documentary production, political science, or technology? Check in with us about expanding your learning experience!
 
Here are a few internship and volunteer options:
 
Live at 5:25 Studio Production
Join our team once a week (or more) from 5-6 p.m. Learn the nuts and bolts of TV studio production, set design, audio, talent management, camera, and control room directing. Improve your hands-on camera work, learn to work in a team, and eventually learn to direct studio shows. Possibilities can include learning on-air TV host skills. 
 
Camera and Field Production
Work with a Town Meeting TV mentor to develop an individual video production project in community media. Explore topical issues in the community through the lens of video. Improve your communications skills, project management, pre-production planning, camera production, and post-production editing. This internship will be scaled to the individual applicants needs 5-15 hours per week.
 
Technology Support
Work with our IT team on projects ranging from general office computer maintenance, small scale technology integration, or craft your own larger community media technology project in app development, web management etc using our access to the civic cloud servers. We can provide mentoring and office space. This internship will be scaled to the individual applicants needs 5-15 hours per week.
 
Marketing and Communications
Work with our small communications and marketing team to develop strategies around building viewership and disseminating our programs to the niche community audiences they are intended for, develop partnerships around specific programming and events, and assist with social media. Practice marketing skills in writing blog and news item entries for our website and social media outlets. This internship will be scaled to the individual applicants needs 5-20 hours per week.
 
Integrated Post Production Support
Work with our post-production team in editing, DVD duplication, and archive management. Learn computer editing skills in Adobe Premiere, Encore, printing of DVDs, workflow management, and teamwork. This internship will be scaled to the individual applicants needs 5-15 hours per week.
 
Archiving
Work with our archivist to learn a workflow for turning physical media assets into digitized, robust, and accessible online media content. Assist with ingestion and metadata addition. Participate in combing the archives for archival bits to share on our social media channels. This is a great internship for anyone interested in digital workflows and archiving. This internship will be scaled to the individual applicants needs 5-20 hours per week.
 
Contact Meghan O’Rourke to begin the conversation -- morourke [at] cctv [dot] org 802-862-3966 X16