•No less than 16 hours per week at the station. (Some departments require evening and/or weekend assignments, as noted.)
•A statement from the educational institution verifying credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.
•Students applying must be of Junior, Senior or Graduate standing in college.
- Professionalism in communication, personal presentation, punctuality and attendance.
- Demonstration of initiative, willingness to develop new and useful skills, and enthusiasm in the performance of all tasks.
- Knowledge of WTXF-FOX 29 Philadelphia's programming, including, but not limited to: The FOX Network, The Ten O'Clock News, and Good Day.
- Go on a ride-along with a full crew (Reporter & Photographer).
- Go on a ride-along with a Photographer.
- Spend a shift on the assignment desk answering phones, monitoring police scanners and other sources of news along with Assignment Editors.
- Write mock scripts for broadcast television newscast under supervision of a Producer.
- Sit in Production Control to observe the Producer and Director during a live newscast.
- Sit in the studio to observe the talent and Engineers during a live newscast.
- Practice anchoring and standups under supervision of a photographer or on-air personality.
- Solicit advice from talent, managers, producers and all newsroom staff about career goals.
- Attend news planning meetings.
- Attend topicals/promotions meetings.
- Assist with guests (primarily for interns on Good Day Philadelphia).
- Practice writing stories for www.myfoxphilly.com based off of television newscasts.
- Attend workshops and/or panel discussions hosted for interns.
- Sit in on a job interview for an intern for the next semester (coordinate with HR).
•Click here to print out the internship application
•Email or mail the completed application, resume and cover letter to:
ATTN: FOX Internship Program
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
•Interviews will be conducted following the application deadlines.
The following are the dates of our internship sessions:
Spring 2016: January 5 through April 8
Summer 2016: May 17 through August 19
Fall 2015: September 6 through December 16
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate, Junior or Senior status in an accredited college or university, majoring in related fields of study, the ability to contribute a minimum of 16 hours per week, and reliable transportation to our facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All internships are non-paid, and may be taken only for college credit (academic credit for the internship is required). Arrangements to obtain credit must be made with your Advisor or Internship Coordinator prior to beginning your internship at WTXF. Your Advisor or Internship Coordinator will be required to certify your eligibility for academic credit. Please refer to an Internship Application.
•Spring Semester Internships: November 1
•Summer Semester Internships: March 1
•Fall Semester Internships: July 1
DEPARTMENTAL INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES
We offer intern opportunities in the following areas:
•Finance and Human Resources
•Preparation, including copy writing of Community Update
•Maintenance of community leader files
•Topic research for special projects
•Assist in community leader/group contact
•Assist in public service production sessions
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5:30pm; Monday mornings a MUST!
FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
•Assist with inventory and budgets
•Assist with internship recruitment
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 6pm
•Ratings & demographic research
•Assist with sales promotion activities
•Assist salespersons in various aspects of account activity
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm
•Observation/orientation to promotion production
•Non-linear and regular video editing of the promos
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 6pm
•Logging sporting events for highlight selection for air
•Coordinating scripts with producers and talent
•Updating file system of professional, college, and high school sporting events
•Assist photographers on remote assignments
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 6:30pm to 11pm; Sat. and Sun. 1pm to 11pm
•Maintenance of video tape library
•Assist producer, director and anchors in telecast
Hours: Sun and Sat. 8am-11pm, M-F 4am-11pm.
News – Good Day
1. Niena Dunbar – Temple University
2. Jordyn Rosenberg – Syracuse University
3. Delia Franchi – Temple University
4. Kelsey Kushner – University of Delaware
News – Dayside
1. Jacqueline Hernandez – Rutgers University
2. Zara Asad – Rowan University
3. Avery Bofinger – University of South Carolina
News – Nights
1. Morey Hershgordon – Quinnipiac University
2. Paul Crookston – Gordon College
3. Alexandra Jeter – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
4. Sergio Cruel – Art Institute of Philadelphia
News – Meteorology
1. Jason Mikell, Mississippi State University
News – Web
1. Shantae Taylor – Kutztown University
News – Technical
1. Allison O'Connell – University of Delaware
News - Weekend Morning
1. Kelly Kyle – Ithaca College
2. Jazzmyn Gamble – LaSalle University
1. Tyler Downey – Shippensburg University
2. Christopher DiMaria – Syracuse University
1. Jacklyn Adelene – Penn State University
2. Cailin Vasile – Temple University
1. Caroline Dooney
2. Nicole Angelo
1. Ellis Schaefer – Wesleyan
Finance and HR
1. Christine Bogan – Penn State University