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KOAT Summer Intern

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🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must provide a cover letter with details on semester, department preference, start/end dates, and availability for days/hours to intern at KOAT this summer.
  • You will work alongside professionals in a fast-paced newsroom, learning all aspects of TV news production, from reporting to digital publishing. Be prepared for hands-on experience in various areas such as production, weather, marketing, and engineering.

Summer Internship

Media & JournalismAlbuquerque


  • The KOAT Summer Internship Program is a paid, rigorous, and highly competitive hands-on experience that provides individuals the opportunity to learn about the operations of a broadcast television station. You will develop news writing, producing, reporting, and digital media skills while learning from award-winning staff at KOAT Action 7 News. Additional opportunities are available in the behind-the-scenes areas of production/studio operations, weather and marketing/promotions as well as engineering. Your internship will prepare you for work in a real newsroom, giving you opportunities in nearly every aspect of news production.


  • To apply for an internship at KOAT, please provide a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should include:
  • Semester i.e. Spring, Summer, or Fall (if applicable)
  • Department preference
  • Available start and end dates
  • Days and hours available to intern

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism


  • Newsroom:
  • Interns will work alongside reporters, producers, and news managers to learn skills in nearly all aspects of television news production. Examples include on-scene reporting, producing, video editing, research, and working at the assignment desk.
  • Production/Studio Operations:
  • Interns will learn the technical aspects of live news broadcasts. Behind-the-scenes training will include learning robotic cameras, floor directing, lighting and show set-ups. Interns are required to be comfortable with height, able to lift light equipment, and work non-traditional hours.
  • Digital
  • Interns will learn how newsrooms publish content to digital platforms, analyze real-time online metrics and more. Interns will get the opportunity to research, write, and publish stories for KOAT.com.
  • Weather:
  • Interns must have a working knowledge of a meteorology curriculum or closely related program of study. You will work with our team of meteorologists to learn the skills necessary to create and deliver forecast information for a television and online audience.
  • Marketing/Promotions:
  • Interns with an interest in marketing, advertising, promotion, or production will be given hands-on experience in these areas.
  • Engineering:
  • Interns will learn all aspects of maintaining a TV station. Training will include equipment repair, tripod setup, microphone cables, signal flow from the camera to the home viewer, computer networking, and routing.
  • Orientation:
  • Once you are accepted as an intern at KOAT-TV, you will receive an instruction packet. Your first day at the station is set aside for orientation and you Must attend this. You will work three days a week, eight hours each shift with varying schedules. During the internship, you should always check in with your assigned adviser upon entering the building.
  • Securing housing and transportation during the internship is the responsibility of the student. KOAT-TV cannot offer support in this area.


Work type

Full time

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Start date

Jun 2, 2024

Application deadline

May 10, 2024