WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is seeking a candidate for a 2011 summer internship. We are looking for a student who has their core meteorological coursework completed, in their junior or senior year, and is focusing on broadcasting for their career. This is not a paid internship and you must be receiving college credit. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and on-air performances (if available) to the abc27 Weather Department. Applicants considered will be interviewed by one of the meteorologists.
Duties of the weather intern include daily weather forecasts, answering phone calls and emails, researching local weather data, writing blogs and weather discussions, producing weather graphics, relaying information from the weather department to the newsroom, and other tasks assigned by the meteorologists. The intern needs to be able to work independently and knowledge of WSI graphics is helpful, but not required.
The intern will also have the opportunity to practice their on-air performances by using the chroma-key and producing their own shows. Shadowing a reporter in the field may also be considered.