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The WESH 2/ CW18 News Internship Program is a paid, rigorous and highly competitive hands-on experience that provides individuals the opportunity to learn about the operations of a broadcast television station. You will develop news writing, producing, reporting, and digital media skills while learning from award-winning staff at WESH 2 News. Additional opportunities are available in the behind-the-scenes areas of production/studio operations, weather and marketing/promotions. Your internship will prepare you for work in a real newsroom, giving you opportunities in nearly every aspect of news production.
College Internship Program Dates
Spring 2023 Session
Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
Session: Feb. 6– April 28, 2023
Summer 2023 Session
Application Deadline: April 15, 2023
Session: May 5 – Aug. 4, 2023
Fall 2023 Session
Application Deadline: August 20, 2023
Session: Sept. 19 – Dec. 9, 2023
*Dates are subject to change
WESH 2/CW18 offers paid internships in the departments below. In order to apply for an internship at WESH 2/CW18, please provide a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should include:
• Semester i.e. Spring, Summer, or Fall (if applicable)
• Department preference
• Available start and end dates
• Days and hours available to intern
Interns will work alongside reporters, producers, and news managers to learn skills in nearly all aspects of television news production. Examples include on-scene reporting, producing, video editing, research, and working at the assignment desk.
Interns will learn the technical aspects of live news broadcasts. Behind-the-scenes training will include learning robotic cameras, floor directing, lighting and show set-ups. Interns are required to be comfortable with height, able to lift light equipment, and work non-traditional hours.
Interns will learn how newsrooms publish content to digital platforms, analyze real-time online metrics and more. Interns will get the opportunity to research, write, and publish stories for WESH.com.
Interns must have working knowledge of a meteorology curriculum or closely related program of study. You will work with our team of meteorologists to learn the skills necessary in creating and delivering forecast information for a television and online audience.
Interns with an interest in marketing, advertising, promotion, or production will be given hands-on experience in these areas.
Once you are accepted as an intern at WESH-TV, you will receive an instruction packet. Your first day at the station is set aside for orientation and you Must attend this. You will work three days a week, eight hours each shift with varying schedules. During the internship you should always check in with your assigned adviser upon entering the building.
Securing housing and transportation during the internship are the responsibility of the student. WESH-TV cannot offer support in this area.