WSB-TV/Channel 2 Action News Internships

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Our News Department offers one of the nation's finest and most competitive internships in the country. Interns have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the newsroom and what it’s like to work in a top 10 market. We seek students who are dedicated, willing and eager to learn about the television news business. We accept a maximum of eight interns for news, one weather intern and one sports intern. Additionally, we have one research-based investigative intern position. We currently do not have any internships available for production. All applications, regardless of whether the position is for news, sports, weather, public affairs, local programming or investigative, need to be mailed to the intern coordinator. The mailing instructions and requirements are below.

News Internship Requirements
-A minimum of 20 hours a week
-Shifts include script and assignment desk duties
-News interns are expected to leave with a resume reel
-News interns will participate in a half-hour intern newscast
-Must be a college Junior or Senior
-Must receive course credit from a college or university during and after internship
-Successful completion of a background check/drug test

Investigative Internship Requirements
-A minimum of 20 hours a week
-Must be a college Junior or Senior
-Must receive course credit from a college or university during and after internship
-Successful completion of a background check/drug test
-The Investigative intern must be an excellent researcher
-Investigative intern reports to Jodie Fleischer

Sports Internship Requirements
-A minimum of 20 hours a week
-Weekend and night shifts are highly likely
-Must be a college Junior or Senior
-Must receive course credit from a college or university during and after internship
-Successful completion of a background check/drug test
-Intern will report to Sports Director Zach Klein

Weather Internship Requirements
-A minimum of 20 hours a week
-Hours will be determined by managers in weather department
-Must be a college Junior or Senior
-Must receive course credit from a college or university during and after internship
-Successful completion of a background check/drug test
-Intern will report to Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns

Public Affairs Internship Requirements
-A minimum of 20 hours a week
-Hours will be determined by managers in public affairs department
-Must be a college Junior or Senior
-Must receive course credit from a college or university during and after internship
-Successful completion of a background check/drug test
-Intern will report to Director of Public Affairs Jocelyn Dorsey

Local Programming/Production Internship Requirements

-A minimum of 20 hours a week
-Hours will be determined by managers in local programming department
-Must be a college Junior or Senior
-Must receive course credit from a college or university during and after internship
-Successful completion of a background check/drug test
-Intern will report toProduction Supervisor Debbie Williams

Annual Deadlines
Spring semester (January-May): must apply by November 1st.
Summer semester (May-August): must apply by March 1st.
Fall semester (August-December): must apply by July 1st.

Please do not submit applications more than one month prior to deadlines.


How do I apply?
Send the following materials to the intern coordinator:

  • Cover letter & resume
  • Completed application, printed and signed - Download application here
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter from your college or university that verifies you are eligible to receive course credit


Sharleta Stamps
Intern Coordinator
WSB-TV/Channel 2
1601 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Application Requirements
-Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
-We will not accept applications dropped off at the station. They MUST be mailed to the station.
-If a professor wants to send in a recommendation separately, please make sure they do it by the deadline.
-If all required documents are not received by the deadline, applications will not be considered.

Do not email the application package. Please send by mail. If you have sent an application via e-mail, please be aware we may not have received it and it will not be accepted.

Questions?
E-mail Sharleta Stamps at Sharleta.Stamps@wsbtv.com
No Phone Calls Please!! No job inquiries.

Job listings
For information about jobs, do not contact the intern coordinator. Instead, please click here.

Volunteering
We do not have a volunteer program. Applicants must meet the above requirements for consideration.

Shadowing
We do not have a program for high school or college students to shadow our staff. Applicants must meet the above requirements for consideration.


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