Onsite Supervisor & Contact
Southern Oregon Public Television
This proposal outlines the learning objectives and expected outcomes for a Southern Oregon Public Television Video Graphics Internship. The purpose of the internship is to develop three 15-20 second station identifications to air on Southern Oregon Public Television or the graphic elements that would be used in three 15-20 second station IDs. Responsibilities of the internship will include concept creation, draft layouts, and scripting (and potentially video production.) The spots should reflect 1) the core mission of public television, 2) the broadcast coverage of the Southern Oregon Public Television stations, and 3) local and regional programming developed by Southern Oregon Public Television. Southern Oregon Public Television will have final determination on when the spots will air, and the student will be given on-air credit for their work.
Students who may be interested in this internship include those with majors/minors in: media studies, art (especially animation), graphic design, and television production.
About the SOPTV Mission and Public Charge
Southern Oregon Public Television provides Public Broadcasting Service programming to Southern Oregon and Northern California and also creates quality programming of interest and value to its community. Southern Oregon Public Television is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate, one of 349 public television stations in the United States. A trusted community resource, PBS uses the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, and other media to enrich the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services that inform, inspire, and delight. Available to 99 percent of American homes with televisions and to an increasing number of digital multimedia households, PBS serves nearly 100 million people each week. The PBS network of stations offers employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines including communications, engineering, accounting, information technology, creative services, development, programming, interactive services, and many other areas.
Learning Goals for the Internship
The following learning goals have been established for the SOPTV Development Intern:
- To understand how and why an agency’s core mission and values can be integrated into a station ID
- To gain a practical understanding of the utility and function of station IDs
- To appreciate the importance of directed graphic development and development which occurs within a specific timeframe and according to specified guidelines
- To enhance the student’s use of design software (including but not limited to Flash, Photoshop, Final Cut, or Premiere) in a real working environment
Term of the Internship
This internship position is available throughout the year in 10-12 week blocks at the discretion of the worksite supervisor. The intern will need to work approximately 6 hours per week on the project using their personal or academic resources and be in communication with the worksite supervisor according to the following schedule:
- Initial face to face meeting with worksite supervisor: understand project objectives and brainstorm graphic possibilities
- 2 weeks: discuss draft scripts
- 4 weeks: demonstrate spot 1 rough cut
- 6 weeks: demonstrate spot 2 rough cut and spot 1 final
- 8 weeks: demonstrate spot 3 rough cut and spot 2 final
- 10 weeks: demonstrate 3 completed spots
- 11-12 weeks: face to face student evaluation
Evaluation of Learning
By the end of the internship period, the student will have accomplished the following goals:
- Articulate purpose and function of station IDs
- Articulate the rationale behind graphic design with respect to project objectives
- Complete three Southern Oregon Public Television 15-20 second station IDs
At the end of the internship period, the onsite supervisor will meet with the intern to review the intern’s performance and accomplishments. A written report of the intern’s performance and accomplishments will be provided to the instructor within 10 days of the end of the internship period.
A completed internship application, resume, documentation of current matriculation and course registration, and the name, address, phone, and email address of the supervising faculty member should be forwarded to:
28 South Fir Street, Ste. 200
Medford, Oregon 97501