KDFW FOX 4 offers an academic credit internship program for college/university junior, senior and graduate students. Internships are available in the following departments:
To begin the application process, please download and complete a FOX 4 Internship Application. The deadline for submitting your Internship materials for Summer 2013 is April 1, 2013.
If you are interested in receiving additional information or have any questions about our Academic Credit Internship Program, please contact the Human Resources Department at 214-954-3149, fax to 214-954-0315 or address written correspondence to:
KDFW FOX 4
Human Resources Department
Fox Television Stations, Inc.
400 North Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
NEWS DEPARTMENT: All News student interns will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced news environment. Overall, an internship with the News Department will involve assisting the news staff with compiling information, answering phones and other duties that will be useful in the news gathering process. This internship may include some field experience with News Reporters to cover developing stories. Student interns are expected to assist producers with researching. Also, student interns will assist Assignment Desk Editors and News Producers with phone calls to assist in the development of stories, as well as filing press releases, sorting scripts and writing practice scripts as needed. This internship requires learning the news computer system.
SPORTS DEPARTMENT: Student interns will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of the Sports Department. Interns will help produce and edit sports stories for daily sportscasts and Sports Sunday. Student interns will assist in all facets of production. Duties include but are not limited to: checking wire reports, logging feeds and games, preparing initial scripts, working with editors to produce highlights, and retrieving and archiving videotapes. This internship may include some field experience to cover sports events with a crew. Student interns must be self-starters, organized, and able to work evening and weekends hours.
CREATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Student interns will assist in the production of news and program promotion, as well as creation of broadcast graphics. Creative writing and journalism background preferred. Student interns must be enrolled in a Broadcast Journalism, Television/Radio, or comparable curriculum.
SALES: The Sales Department is responsible for generating revenue via negotiations with commercial advertisers. Student interns will provide administrative support to account executives and sales coordinators. Internship activities may include typing, faxing, filling, copying, etc. There will also be telephone interaction with clients and advertising agencies. There may be opportunities for the student interns to spend time in the Traffic and Research departments as well. Student interns must have a desire to work in Sales and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
PROGRAMMING & RESEARCH: The Programming and Research Department supports various departments primarily through sales research and programming procedures. The Department is responsible for maintaining the stations' public files, cable relations and communicating with the public. Student interns will be exposed to program scheduling, TV ratings research, operational procedures and more. Interns will also learn about FCC compliance, sales support and news research.