WEIU-TV, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, offers a paid summer internship program with real broadcast experience on a national award-winning newscast. Through this program, students will work full-time to prepare, create and deliver the news on an award-winning newscast in the 82nd television market.
The internship is paid and provides: free apartment housing, three blocks from the station, weekly cash stipend, a two-week intensive training session in May, experience working in an all-Avid news environment, opportunities to work on-air through August, training alongside a veteran news director, with nearly 20 years experience in broadcast news, a great professional development opportunity and an incredible chance to build your resume portfolio.
Positions available in the internship program include: news anchor, weather anchor, sports anchor, reporter, writer, producer, videographer, editor, assignment editor.
You can learn what the position qualifications are, fill out an application and take a peek at past summer programs.
For additional information, contact
WEIU News Director
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
University licensee WEIU is a PBS member station that has been on air since 1985. It serves a 16-county region in east-central Illinois – broadcasting a digital signal on more than 55 cable systems. WEIU’s staff of experienced professionals have strong interpersonal skills, a deep commitment to excellence and a passion for learning. They are deeply committed to the paraprofessional preparation of students seeking degrees leading to careers in broadcasting.