KQED Youth Advisory Board Program EligibilityKQED Youth Advisory Board Program Eligibility

Program Requirements

  • High school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants should be interested in advising and giving input on various KQED programs, products and initiatives.
  • Successful applicants typically have some interest in media, media production and/or at least one of our key areas of interest: News, Arts, Science, Education.
  • Applicants should have the ability to consistently attend bi-monthly after-school meetings on Zoom and complete a one-year term from October to May. (For non-seniors, members are eligible to serve up to two years.)
  • Immediate family members of KQED staff are ineligible.

Whether you’re outgoing or on the shy side, being comfortable working in a group and a willingness to share your opinion is essential (and we’ll provide the tools and support to do that!).

We love creative thinkers; people who don’t necessarily fit in a box; those who can represent non-mainstream, underrepresented voices; and anyone who’s curious and excited about all kinds of media—social media, video, podcasts, blogs and more.

When is it?

The Youth Advisory Board meets twice a month from 4:30pm to 6:pm on Tuesdays between October and May. The exact dates will be shared with members upon acceptance.

Where is it?

This year all meetings will be held online via Zoom. We want all students to have equal access to the program so we will do our best to accommodate those for whom accessing Zoom may be challenging. 


Youth Advisory Board members will receive a $250 gift card.


What's the application process?
Interested students call complete the online application by Monday, September 21. Select students will be contacted about scheduling a phone or video interview, and accepted candidates will be notified by September 29.

Are there internships at KQED for high school students?
We currently offer internships for applicants age 18 and older. Learn more!

Do you have more questions? Email us at youthmedia@kqed.org.