FOX6 offers an academic credit internship program for registered junior and senior college students, and graduate students year round.
News Department: Students will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced news environment. Internship with the News Department will involve assisting the news staff with compiling packets of information, answering phones and other duties that will be useful in the news gathering process. This internship may include some field experience with News Reporters to cover developing stories. Interns are expected to assist producers with researching, scanning wires, and preparing news packets for News Anchors. Additionally, interns will assist Assignment Desk Editors and News Producers with phone calls to assist in the development of stories, as well as filing press releases, sorting scripts and writing practice scripts as needed. News Department Interns are also required to independently produce a tape of their work.
Operations/Production: Students will learn the responsibilities and job requirements for Directors, Technical Directors Chyron/ Audio Operators, Studio Technicians and Floor Directors. Students will also observe studio and control room crews during the mornings and evenings and assist in script preparation for newscasts. Additionally, interns serve as grips for various studio productions. NOTE: The duties of the Operations Dept Intern are primarily observation only. Interns are not permitted to operate equipment during live shows.
Marketing: Students will assist promotion producers with on and off site shoots, locating and logging video as well as attend some daily news meetings. This is also a chance to gain experience writing and editing on-air promotions. Interns will also perform basic administrative assistance duties plus attend and help with prep and set-up of community and station sponsored events. Students will have the opportunity to interact and perhaps assist with projects involving FOX6 News, Graphics, Programming, Production and Sales.
Sales: Students will assist account executives in various aspects of account activity. Interns will also assist with sales promotion activities. Students will also perform basic administrative assistance duties as needed.
Qualified applicants must provide an official letter from an accredited college or university confirming that he/she will receive course credit if selected for our internship program.
All internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks.
Applicants must also submit an essay in 250 words or less answering the following questions:
Applicants should mail the following:
Send application packets to:
Attn: Human Resources
1720 Valley View Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Term Deadline Date
Summer: March 20
Fall: June 20
Spring: November 20
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1720 Valley View Drive