NCTV17 is deeply committed to educating the next generation of broadcast professionals. As part of that commitment, internships are offered at both the high school and college level. All interns gain hands-on experience in a fun, youthful work environment.

Previous NCTV17 interns have gone on to pursue careers in television production, broadcast journalism, or communication at larger organizations including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, 120 Sports, and Banner Collective.

Check out the video to hear from past NCTV17 interns about their experiences working at the station.

Summer internship application submissions are now closed.


Community Crew

Community Crew
Community television lives up to its promise only if the community gets involved. NCTV17 is committed to the development and encouragement of this unique aspect of cable television. Community Crew allows Naperville residents to work as camera operators alongside NCTV17’s professional crew to create programming that spotlights what makes Naperville one of a kind. Through its Community Crew NCTV17 provides an opportunity for volunteers to learn a new skill while helping to tell the stories of Naperville and its residents.

All community residents interested in being a Crew member must meet the following requirements:
a) Must be 18 years or older
b) Must be residents within the city limits of Naperville
c) Must be able to lift 20 pounds, stand for two hours, and be comfortable operating equipment outdoors in both hot and cold temperatures
d) Must be comfortable operating technology
e) Must pay an annual Crew membership fee of $50 to cover training classes and volunteer polo shirt

Persons requiring service hours mandated through the Court System are not accepted into the Volunteer Community Crew Program.