Jobs & Internships - News
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 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.
If interested, contact:
Name: Mike Chellsen
Title: General Manager
KSBY is on the air in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, broadcasting a digital signal providing NBC high-definition and The CW network standard-definition programs.
We are seeking news interns for fall, winter, spring and summer. We are looking for a self-starter who is able to think critically, creatively and independently. The news intern will assist content producers, digital staff and multimedia journalists with newsgathering, researching, writing, producing and reporting for a minimum of 10 hours per week, unpaid.
The intern will learn to write correctly and clearly in form and style appropriate for broadcast and web, record video (including natural sound and interviews), log and edit digital video for broadcast and web, and understand the fundamentals of visual storytelling.
To view the application, click here.
For further information regarding internship opportunities, contact:
Name: Matt Van Slyke
Title: Assistant News
Make-A-Wish® San Diego
Pr and news intern
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® San Diego grants wishes to eligible children in San Diego and Imperial counties.
Make-A-Wish® San Diego is seeking interns to take on the positions of: special events intern, marketing/communications intern, development department intern, wish department intern, wish assist intern, and volunteer interns. Internships are available for spring 2018, summer 2018, and fall 2018.
- Learn how to compile research on high involvement wishes and present that information to the team
- Learn how to manage a heavy case load
- How to communicate with families going through a time of crisis
- Learn how to craft a professional document
- Learn how to interact with others in a professional setting
For a detailed summary of available internships, visit the Make-A-Wish® San Diego site or contact:
Name: Jenna Martin or Sarah Woo
New Times San Luis Obispo
New Times is San Luis Obispo County’s news and entertainment weekly. Celebrating 30 years of publishing the largest circulated paper in the region; covering local news, politics, opinion, food, wine, arts, and entertainment each week.
New Times in seeking editorial interns for fall, winter, spring and summer. Internships at New Times typically last three months. Hours of work are determined on an individual basis, but are relatively flexible as long as quality work is turned in on deadline.
Interns are expected to be able work fairly independently, asking for help when necessary, taking constructive criticism in stride, pitching story ideas, and completing tasks in a timely manner. Work is assigned on a weekly basis with at least one long-term project to be completed during the internship. Basically, a student will get out of this internship what they put into it. Come to us expecting to work hard, be passionate, write, report, and learn.
To find out more about this position, contact:
Name: Camillia Lanham
Santa Ynez Valley Star
The Santa Ynez Valley Star covers everything about our wonderful community from news, features, events, education, lifestyle, history and more! The SYV Star was started by Cal Poly journalism graduate Raiza Giorgi in February 2016 and has grown from a monthly to twice monthly publication covering the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding areas.
The Santa Ynez Valley Star newspaper is looking for an intern / freelance reporter to start as soon as possible. Intern would be paid per story at a negotiated rate. Requirements include computer and camera access, AP Style knowledge, and ability to self-motivate and meet deadlines.
Duties would include:
- Covering some weekend events in and around the SYV so transportation is a must.
- Attending Santa Barbara County and local city government if possible or watching meetings online.
- Doing light business features and profiles of assigned stories.
Interested? Send resumes and two writing samples with photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals.
Business Insider is looking for a full-time podcasting intern to join a new and growing audio team. The intern will help develop and produce new shows as well as existing programs like Success! How I Did It and Showrunners.
The ideal candidate has solid writing skills and some experience editing audio, booking guests, and doing research on a wide range of topics. We want a news junkie with the curiosity to find just about anything interesting.
Interested? Click here and send in a resume and cover letter explaining why you're the best candidate for the internship.
This paid internship is 40 hours a week in our NYC headquarters.
ABC 7/KGO-TV, 7 On Your Side
"7 on your side" intern
ABC7 News covers breaking news for San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.
The team is seeking a “7 On Your Side” intern for fall, spring, summer and winter.
The internship will involve working with viewers and businesses to investigate and resolve consumer issues. Some of these resolutions will be chosen for on-air stories. Students also have opportunities to participate in community pop-up events with the department, as well as go into the field with our producers for interviews/shoots. Full days are ideal for this internship, to give ample opportunity (when available) to go into the field on shoots. Blocks of 3-4 hours are also acceptable, mostly to work at the station on consumer issues/resolutions. The wage is $14 an hour.
For more information, click here.
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.
Finally, 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.
If you are interested, click here or contact:
Name: Greta Mart
Title: News Director
KCSN/The New 88.5 is an FM radio station licensed to Northridge, Los Angeles, California, and a service of California State University, Northridge.
KCSN is seeking a summer intern with a strong desire to get involved in the radio or music industry.
Intern responsibilities will include:
- General help with production (recording/editing/mixing audio),
- Work in automation system (data entry, editing, creating playlists/segues)
- Clerical duties
Name: Meishel M.
Title: Director of Broadcast Operations
KESQ/CBS Local 2
KESQ-TV covers a wide area of the low desert area of Southern California's Coachella Valley, covering the cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Mecca, Thermal and many more communities in the high desert. In short, we are the ABC, CBS, FOX, Telemundo and CW affiliates for the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area).
KESQ-TV/CBS Local 2 is seeking news interns for fall, winter, spring and summer. News Intern will work in the News Department working with Producers to write scripts, Digital Content Director to post web and social content. Interns will also be able to go out with Reporters and take a story from idea to newscast.
If interested, click here or contact:
Name: Timothy Kiley
Title: Assistant News Director
Sports reporting internship
The SLO Tribune is the oldest continuously operating business in the city of San Luis Obispo and one of the oldest enterprises in San Luis Obispo County.
The Tribune is seeking sports reporters for fall, winter, spring and summer. Intern responsibilities include sports game coverage and feature writing skills. Work shifts would be between 8 to 15 hours per week. Night and weekend availability is required. The wage is $11 an hour.
Requirements include a general knowledge of sports, the ability to work well under deadline pressure and good spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
If interested, contact:
Name: Dan Itel
Title: Local News Editor
SLO Cyclist is an online publication with a large readership. We are dedicated to everything road cycling with a humorous edge and a personable voice that encourages readers to engage with our content.
Under the guidance of the Editor-In-Chief, the Marketing and Social Media Intern will engage with readers via our social media outlets, learn to implement growth hack techniques, and assist with marketing campaigns and promotions. Excellent communication skills and an understanding of social media outlets highly desired. Since the intern will engage directly with fans, she or he will also learn proper modes of communication within the PR sphere and according to our publication’s standards.
Candidates must be able to commit to 8-10 hours per week, unpaid, but with a highly flexible schedule—must be able to meet regular deadlines as set by the Editor-In-Chief, and meet on a predetermined schedule to discuss progress, ask questions, and set new goals.
- Strong research and writing skills
- Experience working with a variety of social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
- Experience in Wordpress CMS and a working understanding of coding desired, but not required
Offered year round. If interested please contact:
Name: Bek Maples
- Create highlights and clips of games and other sporting events instantly from our live streams
- Writing posts for a sports blog that focuses on a variety of sports, including college
- Contribute to social content creation and distribution
- Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media, Journalism/Broadcast Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations, or Communication Arts
- Familiarity with non-linear editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Avid
- Familiarity and experience with various social media platforms.
- Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience/interest in web content tools including Wordpress and Drupal
Looking for students with strong work ethic who would be willing to commit and dedicate themselves to our long term future, and building the Campus Sports brand.
We offer young writers and editors the opportunity to gain valuable experience and build a portfolio in the field of journalism, specifically sports journalism. Our site covers everything from college football to campus life, and we know that there are no better people to cover those topics than college students.
Hours per week:1-2 articles per week (3-5 hours)
Openings and Requirements:
Columnists. Columnists will be required to provide in-depth analysis and/or share their opinion about the hottest topics in college sports. All candidates must use their own equipment and the ability to hit scheduled deadlines. Columnists will work from home.
News writers. News writers must show the ability to produce content in a timely manner. News writers must be able to self-motivate and actively search for the latest breaking news and hot button issues in the college sports world. All candidates must use their own equipment and have flexible schedules that would allow the ability to cover the news in real-time. News writers will work from home.
Campus Lifestyle writers. Lifestyle writers will focus not only on what is happening on campus, but what is being talked about. From uniform news to viral videos and feel-good stories on campus, Lifestyle writers will cover a wide variety of topics. All candidates must use their own equipment and the ability to work on-call. Lifestyle writers will work from home.
NPG of California (KEYT/KCOY/KKFX)
A 12 week program where you will receive real-world, hands-on experience to help prepare you for full time employment. It is designed to provide an overview of newsroom operations from the perspective of the broadcast/digital content producer. At the end of each week, schedule time with the station News Director to review your progress, ask questions and receive feedback.
This is a paid summer internship. Click here for more information.