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July 26, 2007
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NABEF Launches New Broadcast Internship Program

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation has launched a new internship program specifically geared toward aspiring professionals in broadcast technology and engineering fields. Ten college seniors and recent college graduates were selected to participate in the program. Funded and coordinated by NABEF, the eight-week paid internship program will give students an opportunity to serve in technology and engineering at local radio and television stations.

The 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. Students will gain experience with hands-on training, exposure, and networking opportunities and build a greater understanding of broadcast technology.

The engineering interns and participating broadcast stations are:

Crystal Dapheen Essex
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
WRAL-TV/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Jonathan F. Lovelace
ITT-Technical Institute
WRC-TV/NBC Universal Television

Varian C. Lucas
University of North Texas
WFAA-TV/Belo Corp.

Walter Machado
ITT-Technical Institute
WUSA-TV/Gannett Broadcasting

Anna Markley
Boise State University
KIVI-TV/Journal Broadcast Group

Jacqueline Sanborn
Hocking College
WBNS-TV/Dispatch Broadcast Group

Jessica L. Sturgis
Howard University
WHUR Radio/Howard University

Teresa Tapp
Napa Valley College
KPIX-TV/CBS Television

Letisha Vandervaart
Bates Technical College
KWPX-TV/ION Media Networks

Patricia L. Walsh
Brown College
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.

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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