News 4 offers an innovative, hands-on learning experience for its interns.
The KVOA internship program teaches students how a newsroom operates, how a live television show is produced and provides an in-depth look into broadcast journalism.
You will learn what it means to be held accountable and responsible in this high stress, fast-paced work environment.
Students will serve in at least one 8-hour shift a week for the semester, performing the following duties according to the student’s needs and interests:
* Shadow field crews during the news gathering process
* Write and edit copy for the newscast
* Help edit video for the newscast
* Run prompter during the newscast
* Assist the Assignment Desk in answering phones and monitoring scanners
* Observe the news story selection process
* Learn how to gather information and pool resources
You will also have the chance to shadow reporters and photographers to learn the behind-the-scenes process of shooting and writing a newscast “package,” and how to present it live on air.
To qualify for our program, future reporters, producers, anchors and photojournalists must be able to:
* Receive class credit for their work
* Commit at least one eight hour block of time a week to the station
* Have completed at least one journalistic writing course. (Photojournalists are exempt from this requirement.)
This is not a paid internship.
To apply in Southern Arizona:
Please send us a cover letter stating your purpose, an outline of relevant class work, and a resume of your work experience. You will then be contacted to schedule an interview.
Outside of Southern Arizona:
In lieu of an in-person interview, we will need to see a 10-page writing sample. An additional phone interview may be required.
You can e-mail your questions and applications to: