Fall 2022 News Producer Internship Program

The Indiana Broadcasters Association funds a 14-week News Production Internship with member stations to provide a college student the opportunity to learn more about broadcast news production. Applications are now closed.  One applicant will be chosen for a paid internship during the Fall 2022 semester.


Week 1: Station orientation, intro to news production systems, wires, video services, control room orientation, assign mentor.

Week 2: What is news, station’s news philosophy, news writing with focus on writing to video and graphics; shadow production staff around news time

Week 3: Check in with mentor, intro to building graphics, how to write engaging slugs and headlines, how to use video and sound for maximum effect

Week 4: Shadowing anchors, how copy translates to spoken word, how to maximize storytelling in studio, start writing draft news copy

Week 5: Check in with mentor, shadow assignment/digital desk, understanding what makes a “good” story

Week 6: Make beat calls, gather information, write for broadcast and digital

Week 7: Understanding social media and digital platforms

Week 8: Shadow reporters, photographers and MMJs, understand demands of field crews

Week 9: Check in with mentor, assist line producers in writing and rundown building, booth newscast

Week 10: Assist producers with rundowns, pitch stories, gather information, booth newscast

Week 11: Shadow special projects/ investigative/consumer units if applicable

Week 12: Run a story meeting, pitch stories, assist line producers, booth newscast

Week 13: Student Choice and/or Additional Material

Week 14: Finish with mentor; Collect Materials for Portfolio


Application (now closed)