WKRG-TV Summer Internship

Jan 31, 2023

Posted: January 31, 2023

What: Student Intern for WKRG-TV News 5

Where: WKRG-TV News Station – Mobile, AL

Office Location: 555 Broadcast Dr., Mobile, AL 36606

Position Description:

  • Internships with WKRG-TV / wkrg.com are HIGHLY SELECTIVE.
  • All Summer 2023 Internships are IN-PERSON and based at WKRG’s main broadcast & digital studios in Mobile, Alabama.
  • All internships are SUPERVISED. The intern’s station supervisor will oversee the intern’s attendance and performance to evaluate, monitor, and assess the intern’s progress and ensure they are receiving the proper education/training.
  • All internships are UNPAID.
  • Students who must earn academic credit to participate will receive priority consideration for positions in the cohort. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience. The intern’s college/university academic advisor (and institution guidelines) determines the amount of credit available (and subsequently, the amount of time an intern will be available on a weekly basis). The station intern supervisor will take into account each intern’s availability to establish a work schedule which provides for an enriching experience.
  • The intern is responsible for their own transportation

The program is a great fit for students who aspire to careers in News/Journalism (multi-media journalists, producers, videographers, reporters, anchors, etc.), Weather (on-camera Meteorologists, weather producers), and Production (newscast and live program directors, audio operators, graphics creators & operators, video editors, etc.), and other disciplines. It might also be a good fit for students who aspire to careers which interact with editorial professionals or careers in content marketing, public relations, marketing, and promotions.

Students majoring in fields of study including Journalism, Broadcasting, Digital Content, Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences, English, Creative Writing, Literature, Pre-Law, Political Science, and Criminal Justice are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

  • Applications, interviews, and acceptance are conducted on a rolling basis.
  • Summer 2023 Internship Cohort positions will be filled by qualified candidates on a first come, first serve basis. When available internship slots are filled, the application process will be closed. This may occur BEFORE the deadlines and dates posted below.
  • The sooner you apply this spring, the sooner you will be interviewed, and the sooner you will learn if you have been accepted into the program.
  • Selected interns may begin their internship experience on or after Monday, May 1, 2023.
  • Selected interns must complete their internship experience on or before Friday, September 1, 2023.

Monday, January 30, 2023 – Application Period Opens

Thursday, May 11, 2023 – Application Period Closes on or, per rolling acceptance, before this date

May 2023 – Group Internship Orientation Session (via Video Conference Call on a Day/Time TBD)

How to Apply:

Go to the Nexstar Careers portal  and apply for Summer 2023 Unpaid News Internship [REQ-22963] no later than 5 p.m. CST, Thursday, May 11, 2023. We recommend you apply as soon as possible.

After submitting your application online, please email a copy of your resume to WKRG News Director Gene Kirkconnell. The body of that email should include a short note explaining why you are interested in participating in Summer 2023 internship program. Also, in that email, offer up several timeslots which are convenient for you to participate in a video conference to interview for the position.