2017 Legislative Broadcast Internship
Interns work for Arizona Capitol Television, a nonpartisan office of the Arizona State Legislature. They will have an opportunity to do the following:
- Operate robotic cameras to produce live coverage of House and Senate proceedings for the Internet and closed circuit cable television.
- Research, write, shoot, edit, and produce video segments for Arizona Capitol Television, Arizona's version of C-SPAN, 24/7 television channel which can be seen on Cox Digital Cable (channel 123) and Comcast Cable (channel 123).
- Conduct television interviews with legislators and legislative staff.
- Learn about various aspects of broadcast journalism and television production from industry professionals.
Candidates for a Bachelors or Masters degree at one of Arizona's universities are invited to apply. Students attending other institutions of higher education should contact the broadcast center to inquire about eligibility.
A background in broadcast journalism and/or experience with video/audio production is preferred but NOT required. Ideal candidates will have strong writing skills and familiarity with video cameras, switchers, and non-linear video editing.
Questions & Answers
Is this a paid internship?
Yes. Interns receive a $4,700 stipend, plus a tuition
waiver (NAU and U of A students only). Plus, they'll earn up to 12 hours of
upper division class credit.
How long does the internship last?
It starts in January and lasts about 18 weeks.
How many broadcast interns are hired?
Do I have to be a broadcast journalism student?
No. Journalism and/or electronic media experience is preferred, but not required.
What's the application process?
- Applications must be completed and submitted to your campus coordinator no later than Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 5:00p.m..
- Qualified applicants will be interviewed at the State Capitol in October.
- Interns will be selected and notified in mid November.
- Orientation starts the first week of January at the State Capitol.