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WESH Intern

Hearst Television, Winter Park, FL, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Freelance

The WESH 2/ CW18 News Internship Program is a paid, rigorous and highly competitive hands-on experience that provides individuals the opportunity to learn about the operations of a broadcast television station. You will develop news writing, producing, reporting, and digital media skills while learning from award-winning staff at WESH 2 News. Additional opportunities are available in the behind-the-scenes areas of production/studio operations, weather and marketing/promotions. Your internship will prepare you for work in a real newsroom, giving you opportunities in nearly every aspect of news production.

College Internship Program Dates

Spring 2023 Session

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

Session: Feb. 6– April 28, 2023

Summer 2023 Session

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

Session: May 5 – Aug. 4, 2023

Fall 2023 Session

Application Deadline: August 20, 2023

Session: Sept. 19 – Dec. 9, 2023

*Dates are subject to change


As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all employees and interns be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

WESH 2/CW18 offers paid internships in the departments below. In order to apply for an internship at WESH 2/CW18, please provide a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should include:

  • Semester i.e. Spring, Summer, or Fall (if applicable)
  • Department preference
  • Available start and end dates
  • Days and hours available to intern

Available Internships


Interns will work alongside reporters, producers, and news managers to learn skills in nearly all aspects of television news production. Examples include on-scene reporting, producing, video editing, research, and working at the assignment desk.

Production/Studio Operations

Interns will learn the technical aspects of live news broadcasts. Behind-the-scenes training will include learning robotic cameras, floor directing, lighting and show set-ups. Interns are required to be comfortable with height, able to lift light equipment, and work non-traditional hours.


Interns will learn how newsrooms publish content to digital platforms, analyze real-time online metrics and more. Interns will get the opportunity to research, write, and publish stories for WESH.com.


Interns must have working knowledge of a meteorology curriculum or closely related program of study. You will work with our team of meteorologists to learn the skills necessary in creating and delivering forecast information for a television and online audience.


Interns with an interest in marketing, advertising, promotion, or production will be given hands-on experience in these areas.


Once you are accepted as an intern at WESH-TV, you will receive an instruction packet. Your first day at the station is set aside for orientation and you Must attend this. You will work three days a week, eight hours each shift with varying schedules. During the internship you should always check in with your assigned adviser upon entering the building.

Securing housing and transportation during the internship are the responsibility of the student. WESH-TV cannot offer support in this area.


About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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