WAGA-TV, FOX 5 Atlanta's internship program is a unique opportunity to explore the broadcast industry, and to enhance the educational experience with practical application.
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.
Applicants must also submit an essay in 250 words or less answering the following questions:
1. In which department are you interested in doing an internship? Why?
2. What duties do you expect to observe in your internship? What do you expect to learn?
3. Why should you be selected in the FOX 5 Atlanta Internship Program?
INTERNSHIPS ARE OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:
Students will get the opportunity to see how a Newscast is created for broadcast. With that in mind, all interested applicants should have a vast knowledge of current events. The intern will work a schedule that will allow them to observe in-house and field tasks, including, but are not limited to, assignment desk shadow, general assignment reporter shadow, and writer/producer shadow.
Sales/Research personnel will explain what rating points are and how they are important to a television station. The intern will shadow FOX 5 Account Executives to learn the difference between direct and agency accounts, and the different sales approach for each. The intern will go out on sales calls with account executives to learn proper business procedures as well as business etiquette. The intern will attend commercial shoots and edits and ultimately observe the many steps it takes to get a spot on the air.
Applicants must meet the following deadlines for applying:
Summer March 20
Fall June 20
Spring November 20
Please send application materials to:
Attn: HR/Internship Program
1551 Briarcliff Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Fax: (404) 724-4426