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Technology Apprenticeship Program

The NAB Leadership Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters, the voice of America’s radio and television stations in Washington D.C., is seeking qualified students to join the Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) to receive valuable technical training and industry connections to become part of the next generation of broadcasting. This six-month paid fellowship will prepare you for a role in IT, technology, and/or engineering roles within the broadcasting industry.

As a TAP fellow, you will participate in focus groups, training webinars, and certification programs with top media and broadcasting companies. If accepted, you must commit to a meeting once a month starting in November 2024 (virtually and one in-person session) and complete the required coursework and internship. 

In addition, students are required to attend the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April 2025, the annual trade show where media, technology, and entertainment professionals come together to connect and innovate the future of broadcasting technology. 

This hands-on, educational program provides you with the training and networking opportunities you need to start engineering, IT, and various technology careers in broadcasting. 

What you will gain from the program:  

  • Paid internship with a local television or radio station.
  • Experience NAB Show in Las Vegas with registration, airfare and lodging provided.
  • Preparation for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner certificate and The Society of Broadcast Engineers certificate exams.
  • Increased competitive value to recruiters who are seeking qualified candidates with demonstrated commitment to the broadcast industry.
  • Relationship building with like-minded peers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, or master's degree or attending technical school with a focus on subjects in electrical engineering, software development or other related technical fields, including IT, software engineering, cybersecurity and data science/analytics.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Experience or knowledge in electrical engineering, systems engineering, data science and analytics, web development, cybersecurity, information technology and information networking.
  • Passionate and interested in broadcast media, engineering and technology.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management.
  • Self-starter with strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship by NAB or the NAB Leadership Foundation.

·        Application Window: June - September 2024

·        In-Person Opening Session in Washington DC: November 2024

·        Virtual Learning Sessions: December 2024 - March 2025

·        In-Person Closing Session in Las Vegas, NV: April 2025

If you have any questions or issues with the application, please email us at 

Apply today! Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis - a limited number of final applicants will be notified by September 2024. 
Participants will be paired with a local station in their area. Airfare and lodging will be provided for travel to Washington, DC, and Las Vegas, NV.