The CW44-WTOG internship is designed for students currently enrolled at a college or university who are interested in the media business.
The objective is to provide students with a meaningful work experience while complimenting the educational experience. Internships are unpaid for credit only.
Benefits of an internship for students include:
- Practical work experience
- Better understanding of the business
- Promote career and personal development
- Exposure to industry professionals
- Currently attending an accredited college and have achieved junior or senior status
- Must receive college academic credit – No Exceptions
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Able to meet the minimum time commitment for the internship program
- Submit cover letter and resume
- Apply online
- Personal interview
Internships are offered: (Dates may vary)
Spring – January to May
Summer – June to August
Fall – September to December
During the Spring/Fall, the exact dates are determined by the student’s schedule; However, student must commit to the minimum hours requirement of 10 hrs per week. The duration of the internship will be determined by the requirements of the college/university to earn college credit and will be unpaid.
Creative Services Internship: Student interns participating in this internship will have the opportunity to pick (below) which internship will most appropriately suit their skill set. Although all interns will be involved in the following activities related to Creative Services:
- Outside station events staffing/booth set-up
- Casting call assistance
- Commercial and promotional shoot assistance
- A day in each department (traffic, production, promotions, master control)
Creative Writing/Web/Social Media Internship:
- Writing for station website
- Researching content
- Assisting in promotional strategies
- Learning and utilizing the publishing platform WordPress
- Learning the ins and outs of social media practices
- A Creative Services research project
- Other duties as they arise
Production Tech Internship:
- Shooting/assisting production of community affairs programming (both in studio and out in the field)
- Assisting in promotion and commercial shoots (production assistant, pre-production, etc.)
- Editing content for community affairs programming
- Assisting in script writing process
- Studio maintenance
- Other duties as they arise
Must be currently enrolled at a college or university and eligible to earn academic credit for the successful completion of the program.
- Ideal candidates will have a passion for television and the business of television.
- A fast learner with sharp attention to detail.
- Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Photoshop, General PC and MAC experience), communication skills (both written and verbal) and be self motivated. Web experience a plus.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels.
- Must be flexible, professional, responsible and reliable and have the maturity to be able to handle sensitive/confidential information.
Visit the CBS Jobs website and submit your resume.
If accepted into our program, you will need to present on your first day:
Letter indicating certification of college academic credit to be awarded upon successful completion of the internship from the Internship Advisor or Professor of the program at the College or University being attended.
It is the continuing policy of CW44/WTOG Tampa Bay to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.