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WCCO-TV recognizes the need of the student for exposure to a real-life environment as a supplement to his/her formal education. This program is intended to help contribute to broadcast education and to be a service to the community.
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Ongoing Internship Opportunities at WCCO-TV
News interns will learn how the WCCO TV newsroom works. They will help answer phones, handle mail, maintain the voicemail tip line, do online research, suggest story ideas and assist reporters, photojournalists and assignment desk staff. Newsroom interns will also take turns greeting and escorting guests for our Sunday morning news. We encourage interns to go out with news crews into the field. If they’re so inclined, they may also practice writing copy, do an in-studio anchor read, produce slideshows for wcco.com and write/edit their own news story. (Interns need to be available to work on weekends if possible).
Sports interns will be responsible for monitoring sports feeds, logging video clips, searching for file tape, and assisting with administrative duties. (Interns need to be available to work on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday in their work schedule).
Communications interns will generally assist in several areas of Communications. This includes, but is not limited to helping prepare for and work at station-sponsored events, collect and distribute daily news clippings, log daily viewer comments, fulfill donation requests, help identify opportunities for station involvement, become familiar with writing press releases and provide station tours.
Graphic Design interns will generally assist in all areas of the Creative Group. This includes, but is not limited to, print, web, broadcast and possible animation production. The remaining time will be focused on a brand-related project for WCCO where you have the opportunity to help design, copy write, produce and/or project manage. You could pick one, or all of these areas depending on your skill set and time allotted. As a design intern you will need to be versed in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically CS5, and any experience in Adobe After Effects would be a plus! A strong sense of layout design is recommended as most projects get translated across many platforms.
Creative Group Promotion interns will assist in the production of various on-air promotions and commercials and occasionally write and produce content. Individuals should have an eye for good television. Basic production skills are necessary and creativity and resourcefulness a plus. Non-linear editing experience desired.