NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KXAN is currently offering virtual internships in the news, investigates and political departments, with limited placements. Regretfully, we are currently unable to offer Studio 512, sports and weather internships.
For all departments, interns are expected to attend a minimum of 16 hours per week (two eight-hour shifts). Priority is given to college seniors and juniors.
KXAN News Department internships are designed for aspiring broadcast journalists seeking hands-on experience in a local newsroom. Interns will learn to produce packaged reports and/or newscasts from reporters, producers, photojournalists and editors. Interns will also write news stories for KXAN.com and KXAN newscasts. Each intern will submit at least three projects by the end of the semester.
KXAN Investigates internships are designed for advanced broadcast journalism students with a serious drive to dig for answers. Interns will work side-by-side with members of the station’s investigative team, learning how to research, analyze data and file public information requests. Each intern will submit two investigative projects by the end of the semester.
KXAN Political internships are designed for students studying journalism and/or government (with an emphasis or interest in the media). Interns will take an active role in creating the station’s political content, working with KXAN’s political reporters and the producer and host of State of Texas, the station’s weekly political program. Each intern will submit two political projects by the end of the semester. A portion of the shift each week must include an entire Friday afternoon.
Studio 512 offers internships for a daily Austin-centric lifestyle show. We want students who are interested in producing, booking and learning about local television production. Interns will get hands-on knowledge and experience in the areas of website and social media platforms, guest booking, field shooting, studio setup, lighting and non-linear editing. We are currently unable to offer Studio 512 internships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
KXAN Sports internships are designed for aspiring sports reporters. Interns will work side-by-side with the KXAN Sports team, providing coverage of Austin-area and Texas teams. Interns will get the opportunity to shadow in the field, at games and press conferences. We are currently unable to offer Sports internships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
KXAN Weather internships are designed for aspiring broadcast meteorologists. Interns will work with the First Warning Weather team to produce graphics for on-air and digital use. Interns will get to practice on the chroma key (green screen) to compile clips for a demo reel. We are currently unable to offer Weather internships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions, please contact our Internship Coordinator Christopher Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.