► What Is An Internship? The KTRE 9 Internship Program encompasses observation and instruction, in addition to hands-on broadcast experience. Participants must be enrolled in an academic program for which credit will be awarded upon the successful completion of the internship. However, just as important as the practical experience is the opportunity to realistically appraise broadcasting as a career field.
► What Is Required? KTRE 9 must have a completed application provided by the interested student. KTRE must also be informed of the number of course credit hours to be awarded at the completion of the internship, how many hours the college requires the student to work, and what kind of performance evaluation is required. On or before reporting for work, the student must provide a letter of internship acceptance from their college professor.
► Who Is Eligible? A commercial television station is no different from any other "for profit" business operation in its staffing requirements. That is, it takes people from many different fields of expertise and schooling to carry on day-to-day operations and produce a quality product. Student interns may be studying Broadcast Journalism, Business Administration, English, Media Arts, or any one of many other curriculums. Eligibility requirements for participating in an internship program may vary from school to school, so check with your school's academic advisor or counselor.