WCA-TV is always accepting interns majoring in related fields of study. All internships are non-paid and may be taken for college credit only. Arrangements to obtain credit must be made with your Advisor or Internship Coordinator prior to beginning your internship at WCA-TV. Your Advisor or Internship Coordinator will be required to certify your eligibility for academic credit.
Interns will work with News Coordinator to shoot and/or report on events, learn how to edit news packages, and learn how to write anchor reads. Interns will learn the different aspects of the control room, teleprompter, audio mixer, directing and technical directing. Interns will learn the different aspects of the studio, such as running a studio camera, floor directing, lighting, news set setup, and microphone placement. Upon completion, you will have a good understanding of how the various aspects TV news works together to create a successful newscast.
TV Show Production
Interns will work with staff and volunteers to learn how to shoot a TV show. For multi-camera studio productions, interns will work in studio with staff and volunteers on studio lighting, set design, microphone placement, teleprompter, audio mixing, camera placement and framing, and technical directing. For multi-camera field productions, interns will work with staff and volunteers on field lighting, set design, microphone placement, camera placement and framing. Interns will also work to edit these shows with staff and volunteers. Upon completion, you will have a good understanding of the many steps involved in creating a successful TV show.
Sports Reporting and Coverage
Interns will work with staff and volunteers to learn how to shoot and announce a live sporting event. Shot composition, audio set-up, and following action will be only some of the skills you will learn. Upon completion you will have a good understanding on how to cover a variety of sports behind and in front of the camera.
Interns will work with staff and volunteers to learn how to shoot live events. These events would include lectures, government meetings, political forums and many more. Interns will learn how proper shot composition and how to set up audio to best capture sound. Upon completion, you will have a good understanding on how to cover a wide range of events, helping you to better understand the word of government, corporate and local event coverage.
Interns will work with staff and DJs to run WCAC-Radio. You will learn how to string together playlists, set up time slots for shows, and how to DJ your own show. You will learn the different types of microphones, how they work. Upon completion, you will have a good understanding of all aspects of a Radio Host.