Thank you for your interest in the ABC7 Career Opportunity Program (COP).
COP seeks to provide a springboard for new talent and an opportunity to develop abilities which foster the constant revitalization of the broadcast profession.
As part of our commitment to community service and educational enrichment, ABC-7 offers COP which is designed to benefit college students interested in developing careers in all phases of broadcast television. COP will afford on-the-job training to participants currently enrolled institutions of higher learning by allowing students to gain practical work experience in a television station's day-to-day operations as a supplement to their academic curriculum.
We have a limited number of internships available for college juniors and seniors in a four- year undergraduate program. You may also be a student entering your second year in a two-year junior or community college program. Interns will be assigned to a single department within ABC-7 under the direct supervision of station employees. Interns will be assigned various tasks or projects in conjunction with the work for station employees. Administrative, clerical or secretarial duties unrelated to the subject area in which they are interning will not be assigned to the interns.
Participants must major in communications, journalism, broadcast production techniques, business administration or some field having a direct relationship to broadcasting.
All internships are non-paid and non-technical in nature. Students must receive academic credit for the internship.
ABC 7/NewsChannel 8 News Department
Client Services/Commercial Production
The duration of participation by any one student shall not exceed one semester (one quarter). Days and times are flexible. Some weekend availability may be required and is subject to the needs of the department.
Interns must be available for assignments for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
How To Apply
Prepare a cover letter and answer the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in ABC-7?
2. Which department/internship are you interested in?
3. What are your goals for the internship?
4. How can an internship at ABC-7 assist you in the future?
5. What are your strengths, both academically and in the community?
6. What are your career goals?
With your cover letter, you are also required to submit the following:
Original school transcript signed and sealed
Letter confirming the number of credits you will earn for the internship
Two letters of reference (other than relatives) which must be original signed and sealed
Send the above to :
Attn: Internship Coordinator
1100 Wilson Blvd 6th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
Please place in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope: INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
The applications must be postmarked prior to the date of the internship for which you are applying.
Upon selection, you will be notified of the interviewing process and the next steps toward your placement in ABC-7's Career Opportunity Program.
No phone calls please.