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WTVR CBS 6 offers unpaid, college-level internships to broadcast journalism students (and related majors), enrolled in their junior or senior year or graduate program, who qualify for academic credit at their school.

Internships at CBS 6 are provided to a limited number of students each semester and candidates will be asked to interview — in person — prior to receiving an internship.

The CBS 6 internship program follows a syllabus that gives students “real-world” experience in the television news industry. Students follow the weekly assignments and are required to complete a project due at the end of their internship. The students are exposed to the following departments:

    • News
    • Weather
    • Sports
    • Production
    • Marketing
    • Promotions
    • Programming
    • Engineering
    • Master Control
    • Website development, design and content management

Students wishing to Intern at CBS 6 should compile and submit:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Letter certifying academic eligibility from a college/university adviser that also outlines any college/university requirements.
  • (2) letters of recommendation from an academic professional
  • Transcript (copy is allowed)

Please email the above information to CBS 6 Executive Producer Sandi Cauley at scauley@wtvr.com (No phone calls please).

We offer the following four Internship Sessions:

  • Fall (8-12 Weeks – Deadline to Apply – July 15)
  • Winter (4-10 Weeks – Deadline to Apply – October 15)
  • Spring (8-12 Weekes – Deadline to Apply – January 15)
  • Summer (8-12 Weeks – Deadline to Apply – April 15)

Maximum of 40 hours per week.  Limited to one internship session per calendar year.

Internship Eligibility

  • Must be 18 or older and eligible to work in the US.  Registered students in good standing at an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Must be able to work the hours required by department.
  • Students can receive university or college credit for participating in this program but need to handle paperwork involved.

Internship Application

If you are an ethnic minority student, as well as a rising junior/senior or graduate student seeking a degree in broadcast journalism (or related degree) and attend a college/university in the Richmond/Tri-Cities area, you are encouraged to apply for the Dayle Dunn Internship Program.

Click here for more information about the Dayle Dunn Memorial Internship.

WTVR-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

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