Apply For Internships at News4, NBCWashington and NBC News Washington Bureau

By Lauryn Andrews
|  Friday, Feb 21, 2014  |  Updated 6:55 PM EDT
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Apply For Internships at News4, NBCWashington and NBC News Washington Bureau

Melanie Johnson was an intern at News4 in the fall of 2013. "I have learned the fundamentals of working in a newsroom and reporting," she said. "I have gained a mentor and a network that will follow me beyond my college years."

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NBC Washington is currently recruiting students for our college internship program.

The internships are paid positions that provide a professional learning experience and an opportunity for students to explore careers in the broadcast industry.

Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters to enrolled juniors, seniors or graduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Said Melanie Johnson, an intern with News4 in 2013, "Interning at NBC 4 has been truly a life-changing experience. I have learned the fundamentals of working in a newsroom and reporting. I have gained a mentor and a network that will follow me beyond my college years.

"With the help and guidance from everyone at WRC I know I have become a better journalist," she said.

As a condition of acceptance into the program, an official letter from your college or university stating proof of your GPA and status is required. All applicants must be 18 years or older and authorized to work in the United States.

If you are interested in the program, please submit your resume, a cover letter stating your preference of internship assignment, career goals and the dates you are available to:

NBC Washington
4001 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
NBCDCIntern@nbcuni.com

*electronic submissions are preferred

Deadlines:
Spring – November 26
Summer – March 11
Fall – July 12

Read more about our internships in: Advertising and Promotion, NBCWashington.com, CNBC, Community Affairs, Finance, Human Resources, Meet the Press, MSNBC, News4, NBC News Channel, Network News, NBC News Political Unit, Production, Sales / Marketing, Sports, The Today Show and The Grio.

Advertising and Promotion
• Learn firsthand the operation of promoting news stories
• Observe the process of postproduction in linear and nonlinear editing suites
• Experience field producing with shooters and producers
• Develop familiarity with strategy of promotion scheduling
• Compose show descriptions for on-air use
Schedule Requirements: 3 days per week.

NBCWashington.com
• Write news and local entertainment articles for NBCWashington.com
• Cut, upload and write headlines for videos from newscasts
• Shoot photos and create online galleries
• Provide additional support to the web team
• Find/cultivate original ideas for stories and videos
• Conduct/assist with on-camera and written interviews
• In addition: Opportunities are available to shoot and edit your own videos, and to periodically shadow reporters and producers on the broadcast team
• NOTE: Applicants should submit work samples (links, documents or PDFs) along with resume and cover letter
Schedule Requirements: Two positions are available each for fall and spring semesters. Shifts are Mon./Wed./Fri. noon-5 p.m. (15 hours/week) or Tues. and Thurs. noon-5 p.m. (10 hours/week.) Summer hours are more flexible; 20-40 hours per week preferred.

CNBC, Washington
• Assist producers in live news coverage and news gathering
• Handle tape feeds and logging of tapes on a daily basis
• Accompany crews on stories to learn technical aspects of news gathering including video, audio, lighting and set-up
• Handle daily office administration functions
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of business and economic issues
• Provide general research information and lend general support to staff as needed
Schedule Requirements: Flexible.

Community Affairs
• Observe and participate in the planning of weekly public affairs programs; assist in research, scheduling of guests and tapings
• Demonstrate good judgment, resourcefulness, confidence and a positive attitude in response to viewer comments and requests
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of word processing and internet navigation; assist with and participate in special community events and projects
• Receive and log Public Service Announcement for on-air use
• Manage multiple assignments with short deadlines
• Monitor team meetings, compose minutes and circulate final copies to team members
Schedule Requirements: 2 days per week, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Finance
• Assist Director of Finance, Manager of Finance, Senior Accounts Receivable Hub Manager and Payroll Administrator with special projects and day-to-day functions
• Research and assist with budget preparation; includes doing research on the past year accounts payable payroll and union penalties
• Assist with monthly closings: including input of journal entries into the general ledger system (People Soft 8.0)
• Work with accounts receivable and credit collections making phone calls and responding to credit information for new clients
• Must be proficient in Excel spreadsheets
• Power Point experience is beneficial
Schedule Requirements: Flexible.

Human Resources
• Assist in reviewing resumes and intern placement
• Track interns for FCC regulations
• Observe and assist in the preparation of labor arbitrations and grievances
• Assist in the creation and implementation of employee events and special projects
• Opportunity to learn about the cross functional aspects of various departments and how they operate
• Communicate regularly with all levels of management
• Must have strong written and oral communication
• Should have strong computer and organizational skills
Schedule Requirements: Flexible.

Meet The Press
• Observe and participate in planning, research and taping involved in the production of a national network news program
• Assist in maintain extensive political research files as well as in compiling research for the show and other projects
• Greet and escort on-air show guests
• Assist producers with production preparation, digital initiatives and an assortment of other show related tasks
• Have background in political science/government or history and journalism
• Possess in-depth knowledge of current events, a strong work ethic, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to work under deadline pressure
Schedule Requirements: Every Sunday required 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., two to three additional days varied.

MSNBC/Washington
• Assist producers in live news coverage and news gathering for upcoming events
• Handle tape feeds and logging of tapes on a daily basis
• Accompany crews on stories to learn technical aspects of news gathering including video, audio, lighting and set-up
• Handle daily office administration functions
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of business and economic issues as well as an interest in computer technology
Schedule Requirements: 4 days per week.

News4 News Interns
Interns are introduced to every aspect of our news operation, within a structured and supervised environment. Local news interns spend time in each unit: observing, learning, and participating. During their rotation interns will:
• Learn how to shoot and edit in order to contribute digital content to NBCWashington.com's The Scene section
• Accompany reporters and crews on stories to learn editorial and technical aspects of news gathering
• Produce individual and team news stories online and for demo reels
• Participate in brown bag lunch and bull sessions with NBC staffers
• Handle daily office administration functions and assist on the assignment desk
• Create individual special project opportunities
• Interns should have some experience in journalism, at least in the classroom, but preferably in a television newsroom setting.
Schedule Requirements: interns should be willing to work a variety of shifts in order to get the best experience.

NBC News Channel
• Coordinate live shots for affiliate stations, work with affiliate news requests and assist visiting news crews
• Provide general research information and lend general support to staff as needed
• Demonstrate flexibility and work well on team efforts
Schedule Requirements: Flexible.

Network News
• Learn the news story process starting with the concept and progressing through research to writing and editing in the Network newsroom
• Learn the value of flexibility and teamwork in producing a daily newscast
• Experience the opportunity to examine NBC operations in the field in a professional capacity
• Work with Network correspondents in research and fact checking story ideas
• Must demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills and good judgment in responding to viewer phone calls and comments
Schedule Requirements: Minimum 15 hours per week; must have flexible hours and ability to work weekends and rotating shifts.

Political Unit
• Observe and participate in planning, research and newsgathering in the production of national network news programs
• Conduct extensive political research and maintain and update files continuously
• Keep in close contact with political campaigns; maintain candidate and political schedules/calendars
• Assist in gathering, logging and maintaining political tape
• Possess in-depth knowledge of current events, a strong work ethic, outstanding oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work under deadline pressure
Schedule Requirements: Varied.

Production Manager
• Assist production managers with set-up of locally produced shows
• Assist with set and props for segments of The Today Show
• Assist with basic office and administrative functions
• Demonstrate ability to work independently
• Respond to viewer calls on a daily basis
Schedule Requirements: 3-5 days per week.

Sales/Marketing
• Write and edit sales proposals and letters to clients
• Analyze and interpret audience research
• Assist staff with sales contracts, grids and administrative duties
• Assist in the production of sales presentations and videotapes
• Update client database
• Participate in internal sales and station meetings
• Accompany NBC4 representatives to external client meetings
• Demonstrate strong telephone skills
• Demonstrate working knowledge of Macintosh operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel and internet navigation
Schedule Requirements: Flexible.

Sports
• Observe elements that go into producing television sports on the national and local levels
• See projects go from an idea to the edit room to the air
• Assist with the field production of live shots and features
• Chart sporting events and assist in production of highlight packages
Schedule Requirements: Flexible.

The Today Show
• Field calls for producers and handle calls from viewers
• Book guests to appear on the program
• Provide research
• File daily transcripts
• Assist network correspondents with calls and research
• Occasionally accompany correspondents on live remote shots or interviews
Schedule Requirements: Flexible.

 The Grio
• Gain hands-on experience running the website
• Work on series of projects to assist marketing and sales initiatives
• Catalogue NBC News archives
• Manage the site’s Facebook & Twitter pages
• Assist digital journalists and site’s assignment editor with publishing stories to site
• Should have social media & organizational skills
• High comfort level with Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is a must
• Strong news judgment skills needed for monitoring the web and partners for content
• Should have strong interest in African-American news and culture
• Should have experience in marketing, web production, publishing and writing for the web
Schedule Requirements: Must be able to work at least three days a week.

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