• Part Time
  • Anywhere


Hearst Television, Inc


NBC5 Paid Internship

Come join NBC5/WPTZ, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market as a  paid intern! NBC5 is a key community partner in the area, providing breaking news, weather, and other information to local audiences through our newscasts and digital properties. NBC5 also provides entertainment programming and partners with the community on important local initiatives.

As a paid intern, you will come to understand how a television station functions, the many jobs available and the roles the TV station plays in the community. As an intern, you???ll learn what it???s like to work with a collaborative team across multiple departments, how we get news on the air and on our digital platforms, and the vital role other departments play at the television station.

In order to apply for an internship at NBC5/WPTZ, please provide a cover letter with your application.  The cover letter should include:

  • Semester i.e. Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Available start dates and end dates
  • Days and hours available to intern

What you???ll do and learn:

  • Explore broadcast and digital news operations and learn the responsibilities of the News Department, as well as Production and Creative Services
  • Be exposed to a fast-paced newsroom, the newsroom operations, and live production events
  • Gain an overview of the technical areas of the station (News Edit, ENG Receive, Microwave News Gathering, Satellite News Gathering, News Photography, Studio Operations, Control Room Operations, Air Operations, Maintenance, IT, etc.)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help write and produce newscasts and news stories
  • Contribute to brainstorming and idea generation with News and Creative Services
  • Assist with special events and event planning
  • Assist with the execution of newscasts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • An interest in journalism, marketing, videography, writing and editing
  • The ability to be versatile, as interns handle a wide range of topics, subjects and tasks
  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills
  • Must work well under deadlines
  • Must be a team player and collaborator
  • Experience with Adobe applications, camera equipment and newsroom systems are plus

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.





Please visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply. EOE