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The FOX 2 College Internship Program

The FOX 2 College Internship Program is looking for students who are seeking a career in the vast industry of Television Broadcasting.

This program is geared to the students who want to learn the A, B, C's of how a News Station works; from Sales, Creative and Community Services, to ultimately getting the News Product on the air.

While students who enter this program should not expect immediate employment with our station, they will have the prerequisite skills to acquire an entry-level position in the broadcasting field.

Things You Need To Know About The Exclusive FOX 2 College Internship Program:

1. Internships are only available to Junior, Senior or Graduate Students.

2. Internships  are 12 to 16 weeks (one quarter or a semester) and a minimum of 15 hours per week.

3. Students must receive and verify college credits for internships from an accredited educational institution.

4. Students must choose ONE department (listed below) for which they will serve the term of the internship.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS AT FOX 2:

NEWS:

Students will get the opportunity to see how a Newscast is created for broadcast.

With that in mind, all interested applicants should have a vast knowledge of all current events.

The intern will work a rotating schedule that will allow them to experience in-house and field tasks, that include, but are not limited to, assignment desk assistance, general assignment reporter shadow, and writer/producer shadow.

Selected Interns will have the opportunity to be assigned to a particular division within the News Department (i.e, Sports, Health, The Nine).

At the end of the internship, the student should be able to conduct an interview, write a story and package, and facilitate story leads for possible assignments.

SALES/MARKETING:

Sales/Research/Marketing personnel will explain what rating points are and how they are important to a television station.  The intern will work with FOX 2 Account Executives to learn the difference between direct and agency accounts, and the different sales approach for each.  The intern will go out on sales calls with account executives to learn proper business procedures as well as business etiquette.  The intern will attend commercial shoots and edits and ultimately see the many steps it takes to get a spot on the air.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Students assist in all aspects of this department, and get hands-on experience in writing and production. Opportunities include researching and writing public service announcements that air on FOX 2, assisting with station-sponsored community initiatives, and working with local community groups. This department works closely with news, producing special stories on issues of community concern.   Students may have the opportunity to go out with a videographer on those stories and write them for news.

CREATIVE SERVICES (includes promotions):

An ideal area for a student interested in advertising, commercial production, public relations, or writing. The student will aid in scheduling promotional  materials, assist on commercial/promotional shoots, and write ad copy.  Opportunities may include producer responsibilities such as commercial conceptualization, research, supervision of pre-production, editing and post-production tasks.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT):

Information Technology interns will have the opportunity to assist with technology research, technical operations, enterprise security, and hardware/software configuration and installations. Responsibilities include, and are not limited to, working with the IT manager to manage PC security and anti-virus systems, maintain support documentation, system monitoring, respond to break/fix issues, software and hardware installation, assist in projects, comply with policies and procedures as required.

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:

SPRING/SUMMER        (May - August)              March 1st

FALL                            (Sept. - Dec.)                July 1st

WINTER                        (Jan. - April)                  November 1st

All students wanting to apply for an exclusive internship with FOX 2 must:

1. Completely fill out the Internship Application online at myfoxdetroit.com

2. Mail the completed application and all other required documents (College Transcripts, Essay, Resume, and Student Advisor Recommendation) to:

WJBK-FOX2
ATTN: Internship Coordinator
P.O. Box 2000
Southfield, MI 48037

Note: FOX 2 reserves the right NOT to accept any incomplete applications. FOX 2 will NOT contact any applicant if any portion of the application is missing

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