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Internships at WFLA News Channel 8

About the Internship:
This internship is a real-world experience for students and offers an opportunity to learn the day-to-day workings of a news organization in Tampa, Florida. We focus on three platforms of journalism: print, broadcast and online. Students will be immersed in a competitive, hands-on, multimedia work environment that promises a diverse experience. This is an unpaid internship.

Initially, interns will shadow journalists on their assignments and participate in reporting and production of news. They will learn brainstorming and story boarding to come up with good ideas and find the focus of their stories.

Students will be assigned to various groups in the newsroom. A total of six interns will be chosen from submissions from different universities. Interns are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and follow newsroom guidelines. Any ethical violation will be grounds for termination of the internship.

At the end of the 10-week period, students will be graded on their professional manner, on the quality of work, on their conduct in the newsroom and while on assignment. A grade will be sent to the office of their respective university offices.

Duration:
Ten-week unpaid academic internship is offered by The News Center in Tampa.

Location:
All interns will be working from the downtown office at 200 S. Parker St., Tampa FL 33606

Eligibility:
This internship is available for students enrolled in a journalism studies graduate/under-graduate program. The applicants must have the approval of their College of Journalism/Mass Communication to enroll.

Students earn college credit for the semester/quarter. Applicants must be enrolled in college and have an interest in journalism. All interns must be enrolled in a course with at least one credit hour and must have a letter on school letterhead, saying they will receive class credit.


Deadlines:
Applications deadline TBA. 
Once the internship is approved, please enroll and register for the specified course at the university for at least one credit hour.

Application package should contain:

  • Student information form & Media General application and agreement form (Download/print application package)
  • Resume
  • Internship proposal (300 words): What gives you the edge over other applicants, and what do you hope to learn?
  • Two samples of your work
  • Contact information of the professor to whom the grades and evaluations will be sent.

Mail complete application package to:
Paul Lamison
Internship Coordinator
WFLA-News Channel 8
200 S Parker St. Tampa FL 33606
Ph.: (813) 221-5788 email: plamison@wfla.com

IMPORTANT: A copy of the application package must be sent to the university's journalism department internship adviser/faculty.

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