Iowa PBS offers high school mentorship program

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High school students in Iowa can get a unique glimpse into the world of television production and public media while gaining practical and valuable experience in the industry. In order to broaden opportunities for high school students, Iowa PBS is offering a television production mentorship program for summer 2024.

This unpaid mentorship program will give two students the opportunity to learn about and observe all aspects of media journalism including videography, lighting, editing, graphic design, web production and storytelling. Each student will interact directly with Iowa PBS personnel during the process of creating broadcast and online content and will be challenged to create their own content.

Iowa PBS’s 2024 High School Mentorship Program begins June 7 and runs through August 6. Selected students will work with network staff during the production of any number of the following television programs:

  • Market to Market
  • Iowa Press
  • Iowa Life
  • Road Trip Iowa
  • Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards

Interested applicants must complete an Iowa PBS Voluntary Mentorship Application found at They should also provide a letter of support from a school advisor or community leader, and a one-page essay about themselves, their interest in television production and why they are a good candidate for the program. 

More information, including applicant eligibility and submission information, is available at Applications and supporting materials should be submitted no later than May 3, 2024.