American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA)
New York City
The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA) is a national labor union representing over 700,000 performers, journalists, and other artists working in the entertainment and news media. AFTRA covers broadcast, public and cable television (news, sports and weather; drama and comedy, soaps, talk and variety shows, documentaries, children's programming, reality and game shows); radio (news, commercials, hosted programs); sound recordings (CDs, singles, Broadway cast albums, audio books); 'non-broadcast' and industrial material as well as Internet and digital programming.
AFTRA's membership includes an array of talent--sound recording membership includes artists who bring pop, rock, country, classical, folk, jazz, comedy, Latin, hip hop, rap, and R&B to the world. AFTRA members perform in television and radio advertising, non-broadcast video, audio books, and messaging, and provide their skills for developing technologies such as interactive games and Internet material.
AFTRA is looking for motivated students to help assemble and analyze comprehensive research on various multi-media conglomerates that operate in the news and entertainment industry. Students may also have an opportunity to visit a production set where an AFTRA program or music is being filmed or recorded.
The internship is unpaid, but AFTRA will pay for your Metrocard and provide a $12/day lunch subsidy.
Intern must be computer literate in Microsoft Excel & Word. Access would be a plus. Good internet research skills.