2013 Cable Center Intern Program
The Cable Center Intern Program Offers Young People a Chance to Learn about the Industry
The Cable Center is giving young people the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and to discover more about the industry with its new Cable Center Summer Intern program. Formally launched in June of this year, the program builds on the success of The Cable Center’s Student Ambassador program, which provides university students the chance to help out and meet, listen, learn and network with top executives at such events as the Cable Hall of Fame and the Cable Mavericks Masters Forum.
This summer, six young people assisted The Center on a variety of projects, including working in the Barco Library, home to the world’s largest collection of printed resources and equipment exclusively dedicated to the cable industry. The interns helped to catalogue and organize the digital media collections so that the library can better serve the public’s research needs.
“The Cable Center’s Internship program is an ideal way for young people to gain exposure to our dynamic industry and acquire meaningful work experience,” said Larry Satkowiak, president and chief executive officer of The Cable Center. “It has been a pleasure to be able to work with such energetic and talented young people, and we look forward to continuing this program next year.”
One of the interns, Taylor Egner, used his background in computers to set up a media archive file server for The Center. “The thing I enjoyed most about the internship program was the variety of experience I was able to get,” reported Egner. “I have been able to learn about all different aspects of the organization over the course of my internship, and I have gained a solid understanding of how a non-profit is organized and operated.”
Patrick Kuhl has spent his time this summer working in the Barco Library, in particular assisting to build the Robert Tarlton collection by organizing photos and other materials for future use on The Cable Center’s website. “This internship has helped me gain much-needed professional experience that will be invaluable to my career,” said Kuhl. “I have also been researching the early industry pioneers for a short video we are producing, and I would love to pursue this area further in the future.”
“The Cable Center has had the opportunity to work with so many outstanding young people, both as interns and student ambassadors, and we are thrilled to formalize and expand our Internship program this summer,” said Jana Henthorn, senior vice president of academic and industry outreach for The Cable Center. “The Internship program provides a great opportunity to learn more about the history of the cable industry by working in the Barco’s Library’s research archives, and helping to get our collections organized and catalogued.”
The Cable Center will begin to accept applications for its 2014 Summer Internship program next April. The Student Internship and Student Ambassador programs are part of The Cable Center’s DeSorrento Opportunity for Excellence Award, which honors the memory of Justin DeSorrento by identifying motivated students who are interested in entering the cable industry.