Internships - News


Below are SLO county based companies that accept Cal Poly Journalism student interns throughout the year. 



News Intern

The KSBY news internship program provides journalism students with a close-up view of the daily operation of a television newsroom. Interns have opportunities to shadow reporters, photographers and producers. They also spend time writing first drafts of TV and web scripts, shooting and logging video, researching stories and editing their own packages. All activities are done under the direct supervision of a KSBY newsroom employee. 

The intern will learn how to effectively source, pitch and execute story ideas daily, put together a rundown, booth a newscast and turn daily stories or packages, which includes shooting, writing and editing the content. They will also be trained on writing for the website and should have multiple stories at the end of the internship that can be included in their portfolio. 

Contact: Ashton McIntyre


ESPN Radio


This internship is a great opportunity to acquire potential experience producing a sports talk show on ESPN Radio.

Under the guidance of the general manager, the intern will write, produce, and do live or recorded sports reports during NFL, MLB and NCAA games. The intern will learn to conduct sports research, produce sports writing, operate radio station equipment, producing timely sports reports, and gain understanding of the radio advertising business.

Contact: Mike Chellsen (General Manager)



News intern

Interns hit the ground running at KCBX, helping to develop story ideas on day one. Their focus is on our news goals, which include longer-form stories that address issues facing the Central Coast, beyond the day-of news.

Interns get a rare opportunity to have their work heard by a large listening audience. By the end of their term, interns have a body of work to add to their professional portfolio. Because KCBX is a nonprofit that runs with a large volunteer staff—and because the quarter system doesn’t give enough time to fulfill our teaching goals—we ask that interns stick with KCBX for an additional pre-defined term. This gives them an opportunity to create higher-quality material, while adding to their contribution to the station.

Contact: Greta Mart (News Director)


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