General news internships are available each semester, with concentrations in producing, sports, weather and digital available. Internships may be available in the sales, production, and marketing departments upon request. Students will get hands on experience in the television industry from the business and technical sides in all areas, and will learn to work independently to gather content for all platforms.
Starting in Summer 2019, WBIR will invite two students a semester to participate in our Producer Academy. The program is intended to prepare students to become a newscast, digital, and/or special projects producer. Students will work closely with newsroom producers to learn how to select content for newscasts or website/social, write and present that content in an interesting and transformative way, and manage a live newscast in the booth, a home page, and/or social media platforms. Producers are in high demand across the country and have great potential for advancement. By the end of the internship, Producer Academy interns will be expected to produce all or part of a newscast or manage digital platforms on their own. Once a student completes the Producer Academy, they should be prepared for a job in a TV newsroom.
WBIR interns will be paid minimum wage for 20 hours of work each week.
In addition to passing all pre-employment screenings, qualified applicants may be required to fill out an application form, interview for the position and pass a test on current events.
If you have further questions, please email Tonja Burk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted internship openings are for the next semester. Please do not apply for Summer internships while we are accepting applications for Spring.
We do not have a volunteer program. Applicants must meet the above requirements for consideration.
We do not have a program for high school or college students to shadow our staff. Applicants must meet the above requirements for consideration.