College and Industry Internships

The Broadcast Electronic Media Arts College & Industry Internship courses give you the valuable opportunity to apply the media skills you have learned in BEMA courses to a real-world setting.

In order to earn college credit for an internship, you are required to be enrolled in six or more units at City College of San Francisco and concurrently take the internship class. Some of those units may be the internship class itself. The internship classes (BCST 160 and BCST 165) are flexible unit classes that may be taken for 1 or more units per semester. One unit is earned for each 60 hours of non-paid and 75 hours of paid work. Students may complete up to 16 units of internship credit while studying at City College of San Francisco.

Media Internship Preparation (BCST 163)

This one unit, partially online course prepares you to obtain an internship or entry-level job.  The course covers important job readiness skills such as networking, time management, tyrants in the workplace, and job safety, rights and responsibilities, through weekly readings and discussions.  You will also create or refine your media resume, and research your desired field.  This course is designed for media students and focuses on issues specific to our field. It is not a general interest course.

BCST 163 is a pre- or co-requisite for BCST 160 and BCST 165.

College Internship Class (BSCT 160)

The College internships (BCST 160) are internships within the San Francisco Community College District. Most of these are paid internships in units such as Broadcast Media Services, Educational Access Television, the Audio Visual Department, College Public Relations, Technology Mediated Instruction Office, Governmental Relations Office, CCSF Athletics, etc. This internship class is intended for beginning students and/or students still developing production, programming and media writing skills. You may enroll in this class starting the first semester of study. Check your eligibility for student employment on the Student Hiring Eligibility website.

Industry Internship Class (BCST 165)

Industry internships (BCST 165) are internships outside the college at industry sites such as television stations, radio stations, the San Francisco Opera House, SF Giants, various local theaters, various live sound venues, sound recording studios, web design companies, production companies, etc. This class is intended for students who have successfully completed media related course work in their area of interest and want to apply what they've learned in a supervised industry setting. Students are responsible for finding their own industry internships.

What you will learn in our internship courses:

  • Professional work habits and behavior
  • Best practices team building and teamwork
  • Time management
  • Preparation and evaluation of an industry appropriate resume
  • Creation of a professional LinkedIn profile
  • Best practices in media industry business communication
  • Best practices in attending and conducting meetings
  • Develop and refine professional networking skills
  • Best practices in dealing with a difficult client or colleague
  • Plan for further career development.