Studio Host Internship Available


Studio Host Intern Description

Company:   Davis Media Access

Address:     1623 Fifth Street, Suite A, Davis, CA 95616

Phone:  (530) 757-2419,  Ext. 14 - 757-2938 fax

Contact:  Jeff Shaw    (e-mail: Production Manager


Calendar Period:  January-April 2014


Davis Media Access (DMA) is a non-profit organization offering community television, low-power radio and online local content to the Davis community and beyond.  Our mission is to enrich the community by providing alternatives to commercial media for local voices, opinions and creative endeavors.

Davis Community Television Channel 15 is the local public access cable channel, open to all citizens that work, reside, volunteer or go to school in Davis, CA.  DCTV is the original project of Davis Media Access, broadcasting local television programs since 1988.   Davis Media Access offers internships working in the DCTV studio as a Host.

Internship Description:

Through this three-month, non-paid internship, interns gain hands-on experience and exposure to many aspects of community television production.  The Intern will interview guests who have been booked for “In the Studio,” a locally produced television program that provides local newsmakers and community organizations with easy ways to promote their activities and events. DMA produces four 28-minute segments of ITS each month, using the recording sessions as a hands-on learning lab for local residents interested in media production.  ITS airs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. on DCTV, Comcast Channel 15, and on demand at Menu 99 on AT&T's U-verse. Episodes are also archived at

DMA produces the program in its recently renovated and state-of-the-art HD television studio. The intern gains the experience of working in this studio environment; receives coaching in hosting and on-air presence; and leaves with a professional reel.

Minimum Qualifications

-Self-confident, on-camera demeanor

-Warm, friendly, welcoming presence

-Ability to take direction

-Ability to commit to existing production schedule

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       At start of internship, contact pre-arranged guests for ITS

·       Under supervision, develop questions for each segment

·       Host segments

·       During latter half of internship, produce at least one segment of ITS, to include identifying topic, reaching out to potential guests, hosting and promoting

·       Dependable, reliable, responsible, mature and good communication skills


Class/Age Level

•            18 years and older


Internship Work Schedule

Must be available for regular recording sessions of “In the Studio,” held the second Tuesday evening and third Thursday afternoon of each month. Other hours/duties are flexible.



Application Process

The initial screening process will be done by online video submission. Please submit a video clip of yourself, no more than 1 minute in length. Tell us who you are and why you want this internship. Show us why you’d be a good candidate! Submit to:  Attn: Studio Host Intern,


Academic Credit Information

Interns may elect to earn credit through participating educational institutions. Check with the appropriate advisor at your school or ask DMA’s Production Manager.


For more Information:

Contact Jeff Shaw, DMA Production Manager, at (530) 757-2419 ext. 14  or via e-mail: