Internships & Employment

Different departments within WVUA-TV have specific requirements for their internship application process.  It is perfectly fine to apply to more than one department.  Make sure you follow the specific guidelines for each department to which you are applying.

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NEWS and SPORTS Internships

***The deadline to apply for a Spring 2014 News  or Sports Internship is December 1st, 2014.  This deadline is for internships in the NEWS and SPORTS departments only.  All materials must be received by this date.  No incomplete applications will be considered.  Thank you to applicants who have already submitted their applications.

All materials must be submitted in ONE envelope and mailed to: 

Danny Salter
WVUA TV
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Danny Salter

WVUA TV

Box 870172

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

You may confirm receipt of your application by E-mailing dsalter@wvuatv.com. No electronic applications will be considered. 

At WVUA-TV, interns are an integral part of what we do.  Since we are owned by the University of Alabama and located on the campus, we have a large intern program.  Some of our interns receive school credit, but this is not required.  No prior experience is required to intern with WVUA-TV, but experience may help you to get accepted into our program more quickly.

Once you join the WVUA TV intern program, the sky is the limit!  Our most experienced interns perform the same duties as our professional reporters and producers.  Skill level and dedication determines each individual's rate of progress, and our professional staff members serve as the “coaches” for our interns.  WVUA is a great place to get hands-on experience and to figure out if television news is the right field for you.  All interns join our program as unpaid volunteers. If you qualify for Work Study at the University of Alabama, we may be able to allow you to complete your Work Study at WVUA TV.

The internship program is designed to best accomodate students looking for a long term learning experience. Interns progress through the program as follows:

FIRST SEMESTER - Edit, associate producer, and production training

SECOND SEMESTER -  Edit/associate producer duties, PLUS reporter/producer shadowing and training

THIRD SEMESTER - Reporter/Producing Shifts

If you’re interested in becoming an intern at WVUA, download the News & Sports Intern Application.  There are multiple components to the application process; the form details each component.  Once your application is complete, mail it to the address above.  You are not guaranteed an internship, but after your application has been reviewed, someone will contact you with further information.  This may take several weeks to several months.  Phone calls and walk-in appointments are not accepted.  If you have questions, E-mail dsalter@wvuatv.com.  You are encouraged to confirm receipt of your completed application via E-mail.  Thank you for your interest in WVUA internships.

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PRODUCTION Internships

Two ways to submit your application:  E-mail it to jhamner@wvuatv.com or mail it to Jennifer Hamner, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.  You may confirm receipt of your application by E-mailing jhamner@wvuatv.com

At WVUA-TV, interns are an integral part of what we do.  Since we are owned by the University of Alabama and located on the campus, we have a large intern program.  Some of our interns receive school credit, but this is not required.  No prior experience is required to intern with WVUA-TV, but experience may help you to get accepted into our program more quickly.

Once you join the WVUA-TV intern program, the sky is the limit!  Our most experienced interns perform the same duties as our professional reporters and producers.  Skill level and dedication determines each individual's rate of progress, and our professional staff members serve as the “coaches” for our interns.  WVUA is a great place to get hands-on experience and to figure out if television news is the right field for you.  All interns join our program as unpaid volunteers.  If you qualify for Work Study at the University of Alabama, we may be able to allow you to complete your Work Study at WVUA-TV.

If you’re interested in becoming an intern at WVUA, download the Production Intern Application.  There are multiple components to the application process; the form details each component.  Once your application is complete, E-mail or mail it to the address above.  You are not guaranteed an internship, but after your application has been reviewed, someone will contact you with further information.  This may take several weeks to several months.  Phone calls and walk-in appointments are not accepted.  If you have questions, E-mail jhamner@wvuatv.com.  Thank you for your interest in WVUA internships.

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SPORTS Internships

The application process for internships in Sports is the same as News. Please follow the guidelines listed for News Internships. Phone calls and walk-in appointments are not accepted

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WEATHER Internships

If you’re interested in becoming a weather intern at WVUA, download the application (see FORMS AND DOCUMENTS below and click on Student Weather Intern Application.doc), fill it out and bring it to the Center for Public Television reception desk on the bottom floor of Reese Phifer Hall.  You are not guaranteed an internship, but after your application has been reviewed, someone will contact you with further information.  This may take several weeks to several months, and phone calls are not accepted.  If you have questions, email rscott@wvuatv.com.  Thank you for your interest in WVUA internships.

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Employment

If you're interested in applying for a job at WVUA, go to the University of Alabama's job link site.  All WVUA openings will be posted here: http://jobs.ua.edu/

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FORMS AND DOCUMENTS