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With 171 television stations in 100 markets, Nexstar Media Group is the largest TV station operator in the country. But we are more than that. We’re also a technology company. Along with a broad range of broadcast opportunities, Nexstar staffs a growing and diversified digital media operation encompassing content management and mobile platforms, content marketing, targeted advertising products and strategic digital design and advertising operations. From newsroom to sales to operations to digital technology, joining Nexstar Nation offers unlimited opportunities for your career endeavors.
We respect our audience, customers, employees and owners. We encourage every individual’s contributions and personal growth. We honor diversity. We foster work environments that provide personal pride through job satisfaction and a balanced life. We embrace the communities in which we operate. We promote open communications, innovation and creativity. We strive for excellence in all our endeavors. We are in the local content business, providing multiple platforms for news, entertainment and successful marketing solutions, enriching each community we serve. Each of our television stations are local service businesses.
With markets ranging from small to major, Nexstar has a place for every experience level. Whether you’re just starting your broadcasting career or ready to make the leap into a larger market, Nexstar offers a broad range of opportunities. And that same market diversity allows Nexstar to give employees room to grow and progress in their careers. As your experience, ability, talent and ambition grows, so too will your options within Nexstar Nation.
We at Nexstar pride ourselves on the opportunities we provide for employees to give back to their communities. On our 20th anniversary in June 2016, we didn’t throw a party. Instead, Nexstar employees fanned out across the country to contribute thousands of hours of community service. It was an employee-driven effort focused on local non-profits and charities. This inaugural “Founders Day of Caring” is just one of the many service opportunities for Nexstar Nation employees.
Internship Submission Form
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.
Ten-week unpaid academic internship is offered by The News Center in Tampa.
All interns will be working from the downtown office at 200 S. Parker St., Tampa FL 33606
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.