Arizona Capitol Television is offering several paid internships to qualified college students during the 2020 spring semester – the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-Fourth Arizona State Legislature. These broadcast internships give students a rare opportunity to gain an insiders’ understanding of the legislative process while developing their television production, journalism and communication skills in a professional work environment.

Interns work full-time at the State Capitol (January-May) producing video coverage of legislative proceedings for the Internet and cable television.

They earn a paycheck, a tuition waiver*, and up to 12 hours of upper division class credits. Students living outside of Maricopa County may also qualify for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

Deadline to submit applications:
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Download Application (PDF)

Interested in a broadcast internship?
Contact your campus coordinator:

University of Arizona
Renée Schafer Horton
Internship Coordinator
University of Arizona
School of Journalism
845 N. Park Ave.
Marshall 323A
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Northern Arizona University
Emily E. McCarthy
Director, NAU Career Development

Arizona State University
Mike Wong
Cronkite School

Grand Canyon University
Marquis Scott, M.Ed.
Director of Internships
Building 46
3300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 639-8037- Office

2020 Legislative Broadcast Internship

Job Description
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 stipend ($5,000 – full-time and $2,500 – part-time)*. 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?
Typically, 6-8.

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 Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 5:00 p.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.

*To inquire about eligibility or if you have questions, please feel free to contact:
Jason Fitzpatrick, General Manager