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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2007
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Ann Marie Cumming
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Deadline Approaching for Second Annual NABEF Engineering Internship Program

--Program aimed to increase diversity in broadcasting--

WASHINGTON, DC - The application deadline for the second annual Broadcast Technology and Engineering Internship Program is December 3rd. Sponsored by the NAB Education Foundation, the paid internship program is designed to reinforce the broadcast industry's diversity efforts by increasing the number of women and people of color entering the broadcast engineering field. College seniors and recent college graduates who have demonstrated an interest in working with digital audio and video, computer technology, broadcast technology, electronics, HD Radio or HDTV are encouraged to apply.

NABEF will select 10 students or recent graduates to participate in the program. Interns will attend the 2008 NAB Show in Las Vegas, the world's largest electronics media show, where they will participate in a one-day session and tour the exhibit show floor. The participants will also be provided with an eight-week paid internship in engineering and technology at a radio or television station during the summer of 2008, and will have the opportunity to become a certified Broadcast Technologist by taking the Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE) exam.

Click here for an overview of the program and an internship application.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.

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