2015-2016 Red Balloon Network Internships

Red Balloon Network Interns

Learn a Ton. Earn Credit. Have Fun.

Interns participate in developing and implementing programming; and serve as the on-air host of  game shows, puppet shows and radio talks shows.

While using professional audio and video  broadcast equipment, interns also gain an understanding of a health care organization and the unique needs of patients and families.

Application deadlines

  • Fall 2015 – July 3, 2015
  • Spring 2016 – November 20, 2015
  • Summer 2016 – April 1, 2016

Minimum internship requirements

Red Balloon Network internships are offered year-round. To be eligible you need to:

  • Make a semester-based commitment (four months) or a summer commitment (three months)
  • Commit to at least three weekday five-hour shifts per week
  • Be enrolled in an accredited media, communications or journalism program
  • Have completed  at least one year of courses at the college/university level
  • Maintain an academic status in good standing

Three-step application process

  1. Complete online admission form
  2. Email a copy of your resume and a brief letter of interest to RedBalloonNetwork@childrens.com
  3. Send an academic or professional letter of recommendation. An emailed letter must come from an official academic or professional email address. Letters need to be on official letterhead and mailed in a sealed envelope to:

Children’s Medical Center Dallas
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235
c/o Manager, Seacrest Studios

Quotes and pictures

Check out what some of our interns have to say.

When I saw that I could be innovative and touch the hearts of children who desperately need a creative revive, interning in the Red Balloon Network made perfect sense. — Lauren

Interns at the Red Balloon Network pose with Andy Grammer

My favorite part is interacting with fellow interns and the kids in the hospital. I love that we get to be creative and personable as we provide entertainment for the kiddos! — BreeAnn

Interns get to run the mixing board at Children's Medical Center Dallas

I love getting to work in the studio, getting a professional experience in the field, as well as knowing that what I do in the studio and for the network can make a kid smile! — Dylan

An intern at the Red Balloon Network in Seacrest Studios at Children's Medical Center Dallas plays a game with patients

I get to make peoples’ days while simultaneously taking part in something I’m really passionate about. — Victoria

An intern plays a game with a patient in Seacrest Studios at Children's Medical Center Dallas

What I enjoy most about the Red Balloon Network is, knowing that I help bring smiles to the faces of young patients through face-to-face interaction and broadcasting. — Chana

Intern at the Red Balloon Network

My favorite thing about being at the Red Balloon Network is getting the opportunity to brighten a child’s day. I get to be myself which is fun, giggly and bubbly, which makes them laugh, while also getting to really take charge of some of my strengths in terms of broadcasting as well as learning some things I was a little indifferent about. Of course the icing on the cake is all the practice I get in front of the camera and on air. — Georgette

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