Internships with FOX 29

REQUIREMENTS
•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.

EXPECTATIONS
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 Good Day Philadelphia, Fox 29 News, Fox News Channel, #Fox29Weekend
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).

TO APPLY:
Click here to print out the internship application
Email or mail the completed application, resume and cover letter to: Fox29.hr@FOXTV.com or

FOX Philadelphia
ATTN: FOX Internship Program
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

INTERVIEWS
•Interviews will be conducted following the application deadlines.

DATES
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

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
•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:

  • News (Good Day Philadelphia, Dayside, Nights, #Fox29Weekend, Web, Meteorology)
  • Community Affairs
  • The Q
  • Creative Services/Promotions
  • Finance and Human Resources (Summer only)
  • Sales
  • Sports

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
•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. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday mornings a MUST!

FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
•Assist with inventory and budgets
•Assist with internship recruitment
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SALES
•Ratings & demographic research
•Assist with sales promotion activities
•Assist salespersons in various aspects of account activity
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CREATIVE SERVICES
•Observation/orientation to promotion production
•Non-linear and regular video editing of the promos
Hours needed: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SPORTS
•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. 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (varies based on season)

NEWS
•Story research
•Pre-show interviewing
•Maintenance of video tape library
•Assist producer, director and anchors in telecast
Shifts: 4AM-12PM (Good Day Philadelphia), 9AM-6PM (Dayside), 2PM-11PM (Nights), 9AM-6PM (Web), 6AM-11AM (#Fox29Weekend)
Please specify which shift you prefer on your application.

The Q

  • Assist with scheduling and confirming studio audience
  • Assist with audience and guests during taping
  • Participate in meetings to discuss content of upcoming shows
  • Assist with promotion of the show
  • Assist with social media
  • Hours: 8am-4pm Weekdays 

 

FALL 2016 INTERNS:

News

Justin Backover – Temple University

Mackenzie Dougherty – Temple University

Victoria Lomax –  Robert Morris University

Hannah McComsey, Temple  

Olivia Fitzpatrick, UPenn

Corie Meredith, LaSalle University

Emily Morrison, Temple University

Maureen Paglia – Villanova University

Carolanne Patryak, Temple University

Sarah Sweigart – Temple University

Anthony Wright, Art Institute

Tracy Yatsko, Temple University

The Q

Hannah Brown, Penn State

Veronica DeKett, Temple University

Delia Franchi, Temple University

Jacqueline Hernandez, Rutgers University

Rachel Keller, Temple University 

Summer Sheekey, Rowan University

Sports

Jennifer McCullough, Villanova University

Nathaniel Russell, Connecticut School of Broadcasting

Creative Services

Rachel Dwornick, Rowan University

Julia Livesy, College of New Jersey

Community Affairs

Imani Flowers, Villanova University

Hayley Millstein, Villanova University  

HR/Finance

Jessica Butler, Temple University 

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