Internships

thecw50 Internships

The CBS 62/CW50 Detroit internship program is designed for students currently enrolled at a college or university who are interested in the media business.  The objective is to provide students (undergraduate and graduate) with a meaningful work experience while complimenting the educational experience.

Benefits of an internship for students include:

  • Practical work experience
  • Better understanding of the business
  • Promote career and personal development
  • Exposure to industry professionals

Requirements:

  • 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 application packet
  • Apply online – including a Resume and Cover Letter (Directions below)
  • Personal interview

Method of Application:

  • Note:  Applications will only be accepted from college students currently enrolled at a college or university.
  • Resume and cover letter accepted only through our online application system.  To apply, please click here.

If selected for an interview, you will need to provide the following:

  • Complete the online CBS Internship Application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Writing sample

Internships are paid at the current hourly minimum wage rate.  If accepted into our program, you will need to present on your first day:

  • Letter from the Internship Advisor or Professor of the program at the College or University being attended, which indicates certification of college academic credit to be awarded upon successful completion of the internship. 

Internships are offered:  (Dates may vary)

  • Winter/Spring àJanuary to mid-May
  • Summer à mid-May to August
  • Fall à September to mid-December

Exact days and dates are determined by the student’s schedule; However, student must commit to the minimum hours requirement of 20 hrs per week.  The duration of the internship will be determined by the requirements of the college/university (not to exceed 340 hours) to earn college credit. If the college/university requires more than 340 hours in order to earn college credit, this internship would not be an option.

The following department is currently offering an internship:

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS/PROGRAMMING INTERNSHIP:  This internship provides student interns the opportunity to gain experience in Community Affairs and Local Programming.  Intern responsibilities may include the following activities:

  • Production Assistant for our weekly Community Affairs programs
  • Write scripts for weekly Community Calendars
  • Write & research scripts/questions for Street Beat
  • Write social media for Community Affairs
  • Research and write community events for web sites
  • Write website community content and/or blogs
  • Video Editing: B-roll for community shows, Community Calendars, Web Exclusives
  • Possible on-camera work for Web Exclusive content
  • Production Assistant on Community Affairs EFP’s (as needed)
  • Write, Edit, and Produce local PSA’s and assist with PSA production (as needed)
  • Research potential topics for future programs or PSA’s
  • Run Studio Camera or Prompter for Production (as needed)
  • Assist during station-sponsored Community Events (as needed)
  • Assist Programming, Traffic, Creative Services, Sales and Marketing departments (as needed)
  • Occasional clerical responsibilities (typing, filing, phones) may be required.
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere is a plus but not required.

There is one Community Affairs internships offered for the winter, summer, and fall terms.  Interns generally work from 9am-5pm three days a week, either a Monday-Wednesday-Thursday shift or a Tuesday-Thursday-Friday shift.  Interns must be available on Thursdays for studio production.  Interns interested in production/editing must be available on Friday.

A cover letter must be submitted with the resume to be considered for this internship.

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