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WHY AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
KGW is committed to training the next generation of broadcasters with an experience adding realism to classroom theory and concepts. KGW views internships as a vital part of a student's preparation for employment. Our Portland facility provides a unique setting where students can experience firsthand the reality of working in broadcasting across multiple platforms. Through the Undergraduate Internship Program, KGW is preparing tomorrow's workforce by offering challenging educational opportunities today.
WHAT CAN STUDENTS GAIN FROM THE PROGRAM?
The setting in our station provides an excellent forum for observing and participating in the daily gathering and dissemination of news across multiple platforms. A successful internship affords students the chance to apply what they have learned in class to real life situations. As an intern at KGW in the news department, students can test their creative talent, exercise their written skills and increase their understanding of broadcast operations and industry trends. In addition, through their interactions with established professionals, interns often find mentors and role models who can facilitate their career planning.
WHAT DOES KGW LOOK FOR IN AN INTERN?
Ideal candidates for KGW internships are current college students in their Junior or Senior year, with at least one quarter remaining before graduation. Liberal Arts / Journalism / Multi Media majors are preferred, however, students majoring in other areas will also be considered. Qualified students must have strong written, oral and social media skills and be interested in a broadcasting career.
HOW MANY HOURS ARE REQUIRED FOR INTERNSHIPS?
Generally, internships are available year round. Most internships are one quarter long (approximately ten weeks). KGW plans for one newsroom intern a quarter who will work 20 hours a week. Specific duties will be determined by the interns’ interest and expertise in conjunction with needs of the newsroom. Hours are to be arranged according to the needs of the department and the scheduling requirements of individual interns.
ARE INTERNSHIPS PAID?
Internships are paid at minimum wage.
IS COLLEGE CREDIT FOR AN INTERNSHIP REQUIRED?
The allocation of college credit is at the discretion of your local college or university. Students are responsible for meeting any university registration requirements. The final authority on credits received remains with the university and/or its designated representative.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
Application materials can be obtained at your campus internship or student employment office. To apply for our internship program, please go to "Jobs at KGW". KGW only accepts resumes and applications for open positions. Unsolicited resumes will not be retained.