Internships

Applications Accepted:

For Summer Internship: 2/15- 4/1
For Fall Internship: 6/1- 8/1
For Winter Internship: 10/1- 12/1

Three slots are available for each period.

Before an internship will be accepted at News 5, the student will provide the internship coordinator with the following things:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 2 writing examples
  • 1 page essay on why they want to go into television news
  • Media General application forms filled out in full
  • Resume tape (if available)

Intern Curriculum

Expectations:
Daily:

  • One story pitch a day, written, turned into intern coordinator
  • 2 written stories a day either from wire copy, or from going out with photographers, turned into intern coordinator

End of 1st month:

  • in addition to previous requirements, be able to edit a vo/sot without assistance
  • be proficient at running teleprompter, newsroom camera

End of Internship:

  • Completed resume tape consisting of 2 packages edited and written by intern
  • 4 stand ups on tape
  • Complete a current events test

Review will be based on completing these requirements. Everything MUST be done on time.

Weather Interns

Weather interns must meet the general requirements of a WKRG-TV internship as outlined in the application forms. We look for students majoring in meteorology or programs leading to careers in broadcast meteorology. Candidates must have had completed core coursework in meteorology to be considered. Prospective weather interns must also have a face to face interview with the Chief Meteorologist before a final consideration is made. 

Weather intern duties are assigned by the Chief Meteorologist. Their curriculum will depend upon the student's level of knowledge of meteorology and broadcasting. All weather interns can expect to assist in forecasting, answering phones and viewer questions, compiling climatological and other local weather information, researching local weather topics, contributing information for articles in the Weather Education section of wkrg.com, searching for and compiling file weather video, and “running” information between the weather office and newsroom. Weather interns are encouraged to learn to produce weather graphics for on-air use as well as edit video. Weather interns are also exposed to the operations of the newsroom and given the opportunity to practice chroma-key weathercasts. 
Print Internship Application 

Read, complete and return internship applications to:
Intern Coordinator
555 Broadcast Drive
Mobile, AL 36606
Phone: 251.662.3013

Or Fax:
c/o Intern Coordinator
(251) 662-3071
For more information, Contact us.

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