WWAY Internship Program
WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?
The WWAY NewsChannel 3 Internship Program encompasses observation and instruction, in addition to hands-on broadcast experience. Participants must be enrolled in an academic program for which credit will be awarded at the successful completion of the internship. However; just as important as the practical experience, perhaps even more important in some respects, is the opportunity to realistically appraise broadcasting as a career field.
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
WWAY NewsChannel 3 must be informed of the number of course credit hours or other hours to be awarded at the completion of the internship, how many hours the college requires the student to work, and what kind of performance evaluation is required, if any. On or before reporting for work, the student must provide a letter if internship acceptance from their college professor. The course to which the internship credit hours will be applied must be clearly identified.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
A commercial television station is no different from any other "for-profit" business operation in its staffing requirements. That is, it takes people from many different fields of expertise and schooling to carry on day-to-day operations and produce a quality product. Student interns may be studying Broadcast Journalism, Business Administration, English, Media Arts or any one of many other curriculum's. Eligibility requirements for participating in an internship program vary from school to school, so check out the particulars with a faculty member or academic advisor/counselor at your school.
For more information, contact Kevin Wuzzardo.