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WMTW Summer Internship

Hearst Television, Westbrook, ME, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Freelance

WMTW News Intern

WMTW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, ME, has an opening for a summer News Intern. This 10-week paid internship provides individuals the opportunity to learn about the operations of a broadcast television station. You will gain knowledge of the broadcast industry through exposure to all the positions within the News and Production departments. This internship will run from approximately mid-May until mid-August with some flexibility based on your availability.

Summer 2024 Session – application deadline 04/19/24

Candidate Requirements – attach a cover letter with the following information:

  • Area(s) of preference (News, Sports, Weather, etc.)
  • Available start and end dates
  • Available hours and days of the week
  • Secure housing and transportation during the internship are the responsibility of the intern.  


Job Description:

News Interns will work alongside reporters, producers, directors, studio operators, and News managers to experience nearly all aspects of television news creation. 


You will receive hands-on experience with positions in the newsroom, including:

  • Assignment Desk – learn how news is gathered and assigned
  • Reporting – shadow reporters on interviews and during live shots
  • Photographer – shadow photographers as they film and edit news stories and coordinate live shots
  • Digital Media – learn about the strategic use of WMTW’s website and social media platforms
  • Producing – understand the process of creating a news broadcast from scratch and learn the basics of television news writing
  • Directing – observe the technical execution of newscasts including directing live shows and audio operation
  • Studio Camera Operator – learn camera shots, angles and lighting


Interns will also learn about departments outside of the newsroom, including Sales, Creative Services, and Engineering. 

Final Candidates are subject to a background check as a condition of employment with WMTW-TV.

HTV Partnership Programs:

Hearst Television partners with a variety of outside organization to provide paid internships and fellowships for students of color. For example, through the Emma Bowen Foundation, minority applicants can apply for a paid summer fellowship with WMTW-TV.  Interested parties can visit www.emmabowenfoundation.com to learn more and to apply. 

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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