About The Internship
The Cadet Command Public Affairs Internship Program is designed as a hands on, media work environment. The program provides internship opportunities for communications, journalism, photojournalism, multi-media journalism, broadcast journalism, photography and social media majors from various universities from around the country. Our team covers all aspects of Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox. Interns will work in a variety on environments to tell the story of Cadets completing CST.
Interns work as a 2-3 person teams and are assigned to cover training events in both Basic Camp and Advanced Camp. Teams conduct research into the training, interview both subject matter experts and Cadets going through the training and then produce news products that include 60-90 second broadcast stories, articles and photos. The news products are shared on www.armyrotc.army.mil, www.army.mil/rotc, social media channels and are marketed around the country to hometown communities and university newspapers. Teams work five days a week and produce 4-5 news products a week.
There will also be a five person social media team. This team will work to take products from other teams and create social media content from it. Interns will help to answer DMs and emails. Team members will also cover events on an assignment basis.
Training is provided to the interns to build their skill sets in their disciplines. Additionally, cross training in other areas of the program are available throughout the summer. The intent of this program is for all interns to improve their skills and to learn new skills that will make them more marketable when seeking employment after college. Many interns that have participated in the program in the past have had no experience with the military.
Internship dates for CST 2024 are May 28th through August 18th, 2024.