Internship Programs At FOX 29 - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

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REQUIREMENTS

 •No less than 16 hours per week at the station. (Some departments require evening and/or weekend assignments, as noted.)

 •A statement from the educational institution verifying credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

 •Students applying must be of Junior, Senior or Graduate standing in college.

 

EXPECTATIONS

•Professionalism in communication, personal presentation, punctuality and attendance.

•Demonstration of initiative, willingness to develop new and useful skills, and enthusiasm in the performance of all tasks.

•Knowledge of WTXF-FOX 29 Philadelphia's programming, including, but not limited to: The FOX Network, The Ten O'Clock News, and Good Day.

 

TO APPLY:

•Click here to print out the internship application

•Email or mail the completed application, resume and cover letter to:

Fox29.hr@FOXTV.com or

 

FOX Philadelphia

ATTN: FOX Internship Program

330 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

INTERVIEWS

•Interviews will be conducted following the application deadlines. 

 

DATES

The following are the dates of our internship sessions:

•Spring 2014: Tuesday, January 7th – Friday, April 11th

•Summer 2014: Tuesday, May 13th – Friday, August 15th

•Fall 2013: Tuesday, September 9th – Friday, December 19th

 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate, Junior or Senior status in an accredited college or university, majoring in related fields of study, the ability to contribute a minimum of 16 hours per week, and reliable transportation to our facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All internships are non-paid, and may be taken only for college credit (academic credit for the internship is required). Arrangements to obtain credit must be made with your Advisor or Internship Coordinator prior to beginning your internship at WTXF. Your Advisor or Internship Coordinator will be required to certify your eligibility for academic credit. Please refer to an Internship Application.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 •Spring Semester Internships: November 1

 •Summer Semester Internships: March 1

 •Fall Semester Internships: July 1

 

DEPARTMENTAL INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES

 We offer intern opportunities in the following areas:

•News

•Community Affairs

•Finance and Human Resources

•Sales

•Creative Services

•Sports

•Information Technology

 

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

•Preparation, including copy writing of Community Update

•Maintenance of community leader files

•Topic research for special projects

•Assist in community leader/group contact

•Assist in public service production sessions

 Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5:30pm; Monday mornings a MUST!

 

FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES

•Assist with inventory and budgets

•Assist with internship recruitment

Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 6pm

 

SALES

•Ratings & demographic research

•Assist with sales promotion activities 

•Assist salespersons in various aspects of account activity

Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm

 

CREATIVE SERVICES

•Observation/orientation to promotion production

•Non-linear and regular video editing of the promos 

Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 6pm

  

SPORTS

•Logging sporting events for highlight selection for air

•Coordinating scripts with producers and talent

•Updating file system of professional, college, and high school sporting events

•Assist photographers on remote assignments

Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 6:30pm to 11pm; Sat. and Sun. 1pm to 11pm

 

NEWS

•Story research

•Pre-show interviewing

•Maintenance of video tape library

•Assist producer, director and anchors in telecast

Hours: Sun and Sat. 8am-11pm, M-F 4am-11pm.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

•Assist IT Manager in daily technology operations

•Provide 1st level Help Desk assistance

•Email Troubleshooting

•Fine Tuning and maintenance of the network

•System monitoring and automation

•PC Maintenance, inventory, support, and troubleshooting

•Provide detailed issue and resolution information in tracking application

•Assist with other projects on an as-needed basis

Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm

 

MEET OUR SUMMER 2014 INTERNS

Community Affairs

Christa Chappel, Clemson University

Patricia Connelly, Pennsylvania State University


Creative Services

Alex Frederick, Pennsylvania State University

Amanda Virgili, LaSalle University

Finance/HR

Kelsey O'Kane, University of Scranton


Meteorology

Joseph Gollotto, Lyndon State College


News

AJ Abell, Syracuse University

Alexandra Rice, University of Pittsburgh

Alexandra Sarlo, Rowan University

Alexis Morrison, Monmouth University

Anderson Good, St. Lawrence University

Carly Hoilman, The Kings College

Emilie Ikeda, American University

Gabriella D'Amico, Farleigh Dickinson University

Kelly Byrne, Villanova University

Mary Kielar, Ithaca College

Siobhan Callahan, Wake Forest University

Spencer Burke, Syracuse University

News/Technical

Nina Baratti, Montclair State University


Web

Aaron Mitchell, Ursinus College


Sales

William Deasy, Ithaca College


Sports

Danielle Dwyer, Columbia College Chicago

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