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KOAT Summer Intern

Albuquerque, NM

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.

College Internship Program

Summer 2024 Session

Application Deadline: May 10, 2024

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Session: June 3 - Aug. 26, 2024

*Dates are subject to change

KOAT offers paid internships in the departments below. 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
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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.


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


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.


Interns with an interest in marketing, advertising, promotion, or production will be given hands-on experience in these areas.


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.


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.

Client-provided location(s): Albuquerque, NM, USA
Job ID: hearst-2021204
Employment Type: Intern