Why an internship program?
KING 5 has offered undergraduate internships for many years. The station remains committed to the belief that practical work experience adds realism to classroom theory and concepts. KING 5 views internships as a vital part of a student's preparation for employment. Our Seattle facility provides a unique setting where students can experience firsthand the reality of working in broadcasting. Through the Undergraduate Internship Program, KING 5 invests in tomorrow's workforce by offering challenging educational opportunities today.
What can students gain from the program?
The classroom setting provides an excellent forum for acquiring and analyzing information; likewise, a successful internship affords students the chance to apply what they have learned in class to real life situations. As an intern at KING 5, students can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcast operations and industry trends. In addition, through their interactions with established professionals, interns often find mentors and role models who can facilitate their career planning.
In what departments are internship opportunities available?
- Consumer Unit "Get Jesse"
- Morning News
- Digital Media
- New Day Northwest
- Community Relations
Ideal candidates for KING 5 internships are current college students in their Junior or Senior year, with at least one quarter remaining before graduation. Liberal Arts majors are preferred, however, students majoring in other areas will also be considered. Qualified students must have strong written and oral communication skills and be interested in a broadcasting career.
How many hours are required for internships?
Generally, internships are available year round. Most internships are one quarter long (approximately 10 weeks). Evening Magazine internships are for six months. The number of part-time and full time internships available may vary from quarter to quarter.
Hours are to be arranged according to the needs of the department and the scheduling requirements of individual interns. Most part time interns will work at least 20 hours per week, with specific days and times agreed upon in advance.
Are internships paid or unpaid?
Internships are paid at minimum wage. The number of internships available will vary each quarter.
Can I receive college credit for my internship hours?
The allocation of college credit is at the discretion of your local college or university. Students are responsible for meeting any university registration requirements.The final authority on credits received, if applicable, remains with the university and/or its designated representative.
How do I apply for an internship?
Application materials can be obtained at your campus internship or student employment office. To apply for our internship program click here.
Finalists will be contacted for a personal interview (Out of state finalists may be interviewed by phone only.) All internship offers will be confirmed by written notice.