Internships - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Internships

WSLS offers Spring, Summer and Fall internships.

News Internships

PURPOSE

The MGBG internship programs augment the educational development of those studying for careers in broadcasting.  This is accomplished by creating opportunities for students enrolled in institutions of higher learning to gain experience in the station's day-to-day operations.  Students participating in the internship program in the News Department become knowledgeable in many different aspects of the News operation.  The interns will interact with the assignment editors researching stories, making police checks, and answering phones. Interns will observe the news edit area where stories are prepared for broadcast, video feeds are brought in from remote news coverage locations and news video archives are maintained.  Interns will also have the opportunity to shadow reporters and photographers in the field, giving them a first hand experience at the news gathering process.  Additionally, Interns will spend time with producers in the newsroom and the control room, learning how a newscast is assembled and broadcast.  There will also be ample opportunity to interact with the Anchors of the newscasts as well.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Participants will not accrue any benefits or salary and it is required that students receive college credit for internship participation  (no exceptions). 

  1. Ordinarily, the duration of participation by any one student shall not exceed one semester or other single segment of a school term or related course.
  2. Interns should spend time working in all phases of the news department. (Producing, Reporting, Photography/Editing, Assignment Desk/Planning and Anchoring)
  3. Interns shall not serve for more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week.
  4. The appointed coordinator in each department will provide such reasonable reports and evaluations on the intern's education as the intern may require for course credit. Copies of completed applications and all performance evaluations will be sent to the Human Resources Coordinator for approval and kept on file.
  5. The department coordinator will provide a specific description of the curriculum.

 REQUIREMENTS

 Participants must:

 1.   Be at least 18 years of age.

  1. Be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  2. Be eligible to earn course credits for the internship.  Submit an application signed by their advisor stating the number of applicable credit hours prior to the start of the internship.

To Apply:

Download and fill out the  News Intern Name form (right click the link and save as)

Download and fill out the Internship Application

Email both completed documents to Karen McNew (kmcnew@wsls.com)

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WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

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