HOUSTON - The internship program at KPRC Channel 2 is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in various fields of communication by receiving hands-on experience in several KPRC departments.
The newsroom offers opportunities to learn the skills needed for: Newscast writing & producing, video editing, news and sports reporting, special projects and the assignment desk, considered the nerve center of the newsroom. All newsroom interns are required to take part in an end of the semester “mock” newscast written and produced by interns.
The production department interns will participate in studio and control room projects and will learn to operate studio cameras, understand studio lighting techniques, floor direction and some automated control room responsibilities including directing. They will be asked to take part in the production of the end of semester “mock” newscast.
The Creative Services department offers the opportunity to learn how to write on air promotional spots and understand the concepts and processes used to promote the television station through news topicals, programming, social media and more.
The internship program is a paid program intended to augment the educational development of those studying for careers in broadcasting. The internship opportunities are structured with appropriate supervision, evaluation and feedback for students enrolled in institutions of higher learning.
All students considered for the internship program will need to meet certain academic standards and should be highly motivated to learn and make solid contributions to the television industry.
Internships are offered during the spring, summer and fall semesters. The spring and fall semesters last four months and the summer lasts two months.
The criteria for selecting interns are as follows:
• Students must be at least 18 years of age.
• Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and classified as at least a sophomore status when the internship begins.
• Students must be majoring in some field having relationship to broadcasting or a station's operations.
• Students must be eligible to earn academic course credit or their equivalent (such as Masters Thesis) for the internship.
• Interns are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week to receive this credit.
Interested candidates must send a resume with a cover letter stating the department of interest and the days and hours available for work. Also required is a letter from the Internship Coordinator or Dean of your college/university stating that academic course credit is being received for the internship participation and the total number of hours required.
Deadlines: Applications will not be accepted after the following dates:
- Summer semester: April 1, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Fall semester: July 15, 2016 at 5 p.m.