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Internships
Thank you for your interest in a WTVA Inc. internship.

WTVA Inc. internship opportunities exist in the News and Operations departments.  To be considered for an internship position you must fill out and return an Internship Application via postal mail or e-mail.  Guidelines for the program are also posted on our Web site; please read them to ensure you meet the qualifications.

All of WTVA Inc.'s internships are unpaid; therefore, you must receive college credit for your internship.  There are no exceptions.  You are not guaranteed a position just because you've submitted an application.  We receive many more applications than positions available.

Thanks again for your interest in WTVA Inc.  If you have any questions, please contact Kizzy Guy at (662) 842-7620.


Types Of Internships

News Intern
News interns may be responsible for a variety of duties.  They will be asked to answer the assignment desk phone, take viewer comments and story ideas, make phone calls, and set up interviews.  As part of the internship, they will be offered the opportunity to go out on stories to observe a news crew and produce a résumé tape.  Interns may also assist the Sports and Weather departments when needed.

Operations Intern
Operations interns work with directors as well as other department personnel in the planning and execution of television broadcasts.  This includes working with daily newscasts, as well as local programming specials.  Interns will work in all phases of the Operations department, including master control, audio mixing, character generator operation, studio camera photography, and graphics.

Sales/Promotions Intern
Interns will assist the Sales and Promotions departments in implementing and developing multi-station community and sales promotions.  Duties may include writing press releases, answering phones, maintaining photo and program files, and assisting at station-sponsored events.  This internship requires superior writing skills, proper phone etiquette, and the ability to work well with people.  Must work nights and weekends as needed.  Interns will also assist with pre-production duties for promo edits including logging tapes, searching for footage, and setting up promo shoots.  Will also aid in general departmental duties as assigned.


Click below for more information about interning with WTVA Inc.

Intern Guidelines
Intern Application
 
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