Each session runs at least 13 weeks. There are available sessions for Fall, Spring & Summer semesters. Only a limited number of positions are available for each session, so the earlier you apply the better.
- Fall Semester (Aug-Dec): Applications are due no later than June 30th in order to be considered
- Spring Semester (Jan-May): Applications are due no later than November 30th in order to be considered
- Summer Semester (May-Aug): Applications are due no later than March 30th in order to be considered
We require our interns to treat this experience like a job and work 36-40 hours, though some part-time opportunities with a minimum of 20 hours per week are also available. You will be required to work certain shifts with a start time and end time. You must be willing to work some weekends, and odd hours. It is an invaluable experience for juniors, seniors and grad students to explore the broadcasting industry while providing meaningful training to increase skill levels for college credit, and we want you to make the most of it!
You must currently be enrolled in college to be eligible for an internship. WHNT News 19 does not pay interns.
WHNT News 19 has a wide range of college internship positions for anyone interested in the broadcasting television business. These internship experiences offer unlimited opportunities to acquire skills and interact with professionals in all departments of the television station.
SALES MARKETING & RESEARCH INTERNSHIP
Helps the Director of Marketing with a wide variety of tasks applicable to the public relations profession. Learning opportunities include copywriting, event planning, graphics design, website and wireless content development, video production (editing and videography), market research, sales presentations, marketing collateral and promotional campaign development, media interviews and project management.
PRODUCTION / PROMOTION INTERNSHIP
Duties and schedule to be determined by the respective department heads.
Some learning opportunities would include public relations, event planning, graphic arts, directing, studio camera, and audio.
Helps the Assignment Manager by researching future stories, read/clip newspapers, take phone calls , learn editing, take feeds, read wire stories and rewrite them, go out on stories with photographers and reporters, listen to scanners, assist all news personnel, observing and assisting with other News Department functions. At the end of this internship, the students will be required to demonstrate the ability to shoot quality video, edit for television and write broadcast copy.
Qualified candidates must posses the following skills: typing, good phone skills, good communication skills, eagerness to learn, keen interest in local news, perseverance, reporting/interviewing skills, journalism class or experience, and writing ability.
40 hours per week required. Intern schedule will be determined by the Internship Coordinator. Some weekend shifts and overnight shifts may be required.
If you decide you want to intern in the news department, it is important to dress appropriately. Business casual is best. You never know what kind of story you may be sent out to cover. Tall strappy heels may not be the best thing to wear to go out and cover a story on a farm! So if you want to wear nice, cute accessories like that, you may want to just have a bag with some extra stuff in it!
Helps the Web Content Manager by researching ways to develop WHNT.com. Learns how to write stories for web, edit video, produce video and audio podcasts. Will also learn how to build graphics for website. Knowledge/understanding of html code for web publishing is a plus. May also help find information for viewers on stories from newscasts. May also assist all news personnel, observing and assisting with other News Department functions. At the end of this internship, the students will be required to demonstrate the ability to add and update stories on website, as well as video and produce and publish a podcast.
Also helps build web content for sales clients as needed.
Qualified candidates must possess the following skills: typing, good phone skills, good communication skills, eagerness to learn, keen interest in local news and understand how the Internet plays a part in its future. Also, perseverance, reporting/interviewing skills, journalism class or experience, and writing ability. Experience building websites and graphics a plus.
40 hours per week required. Intern schedule will be determined by the Assignment Manager and Web Content Manager.
Helps sports department by watching and logging daily sports feeds, going out on stories with sports reporters and photographers. At the end of the internship, students will be required to demonstrate the ability to shoot and edit broadcast quality video, and write copy to match.
Qualified candidates must posses organizational and interpersonal skills, writing, knowledge and interest in of all types of sports, and knowledge and interest in all local teams, both amateur and professional.
40 hours per week required. Weekend shifts required.
Interested? Download and complete the application here: WHNT_internship_application
Mail it to:
WHNT News 19 Internship Program
Attn: Tiffany Golden
P.O. Box 19
Huntsville, AL 35804
Or, email your application to email@example.com.