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At PHL17, we offer interns a hands-on opportunity to apply the lessons learned in the classroom. Our size allows interns to receive one on one attention from our experienced broadcast professionals. The program offers students broad exposure to the daily operations of a local television station. Come prepared to work hard, learn a lot, and have fun!

Internships Semester Dates:
FALL SEMESTER: September – December

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D Internships are available in the departments listed below:

Students will have an opportunity to gain a wide range of hands-on experience while interning in the morning news department. Interns work closely with producers, anchors and reporters both in-house and out in the field. At the station, interns will help producers research and write stories for the morning broadcast. If needed, they will also contact sources for additional information. Once trained, interns can help edit video using Adobe Premiere. Two major in-house responsibilities for interns are PHL17’s social media and the show’s guests. Interns will be responsible for posting on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter during the show and managing the guests before, during and after their segments.

In the field, interns will learn how the camera equipment works, what camera shots matter and how reporters gather new information to differentiate live shots. Interns may function as field producers in the sense of coordinating interviews and attending press conferences. Other opportunities exist for those who are interested in learning more about directing and producing. Interns can shadow the producers in the control room and eventually try to produce a portion of the show themselves. For those interested in on-air opportunities, anchors and reporters will help students craft a reel.

Philadelphia’s own PHL17, a station owned by the largest broadcasting company in the country – Nexstar Media Group, is looking for a Sales Intern. Interns in the Sales Department play an exciting, but very important, role in promoting the station and its initiatives to the advertising community by assisting account executives, sales management, and the research director. A student interested in the advertising and marketing arena will learn to use many effective tools when selling television, digital, and social advertising; carrying what he or she learns throughout their careers. Students will learn to develop comprehensive marketing presentations, read ratings, research relevant market competitors, expand their social networking and branding knowledge, and assist in the production of effective sales pitches. Students will also have the opportunity to accompany sales management and account executives on client sales calls. After a semester in the Sales Department, a student will have a strong, comprehensive understanding of what it takes to develop and execute effective marketing campaigns in real-world scenarios.

Digital Producer
Our award winning Creative Services Department is looking for a Digital Production Intern.  If you are a digital minded story teller that likes to produce for web and Social Media, we’d like to hear from you.  You should be familiar with production (cameras, editing, sound both web and tv) but also familiar with WordPress. If you have a blog and/or a YouTube channel we’d love to hear from you.

In this internship you will assist with all aspects of our interactive dept including our award-winning weekend show; Weekend Philler.  You will get the chance to see things you’ve worked on, or helped work on, on TV, the Web and on Social– and you’ll learn the steps we take to file, tag, optimize and construct that content so that it reaches a maximum audience.

Graphic Artist
This internship lets you get your work on television, transit, magazines, and billboards. We look for a dedicated student with working knowledge of the programs After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop. You will assist with the creation of motion graphics, print campaigns, web art, and even outdoor designs. This is a great opportunity and offers experience and a chance to build your portfolio with real world examples. Web Design responsibilities include assisting in the writing, editing, and all phases of producing a website. Candidates should be familiar with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash as well as social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.