Internship Opportunities

About the Internship:
This internship is a real-world
experience for students and offers an opportunity to learn the day-to-day
workings of a news organization in Hattiesburg, MS. We focus on two platforms
of journalism: broadcast and online. Students will be immersed in a
competitive, hands-on, multimedia work environment that promises a diverse
experience. This is an unpaid internship.

Initially, interns will shadow journalists on their assignments and participate
in reporting and production of news. They will learn brainstorming and story
boarding to come up with good ideas and find the focus of their stories.

Students will be assigned to various groups in the newsroom. Interns are
expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and follow newsroom
guidelines. Any ethical violation will be grounds for termination of the
internship.

At the end of the internship, students will be graded on their professional
manner, on the quality of work, on their conduct in the newsroom and while on
assignment. A grade will be sent to the office of their respective university
offices.

Duration:
Duration of the internship is
dependent on the class requirements set by the student's education institution.

Location:
All interns will be working from the
station in the Cloverleaf Mall off Highway 49 in Hattiesburg, MS.

Eligibility:
This internship is available for
students enrolled in a journalism studies graduate/under-graduate program. The
applicants must have the approval of their College of Journalism/Mass
Communication to enroll.

Students earn college credit for the semester/quarter. Applicants must be
enrolled in college and have an interest in journalism. All interns must be
enrolled in a course with at least one credit hour and must have a letter on
school letterhead, saying they will receive class credit.

Application package should contain:

  • Resume
  • Internship proposal (300 words): What gives you the
    edge over other applicants, and what do you hope to learn?
  • Two samples of your work
  • Contact information of the professor to whom the grades
    and evaluations will be sent.

Mail
complete application package to:
WHLT Newsroom

5912 Hwy.
49 N., Ste. A

Hattiesburg,
MS 39401

(601)
545-4480 | email: newsroom@whlt.com

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