The Legislative Broadcast Center is offering
several paid internships to
qualified college students during the 2007 spring semester - the
Regular Session of the Forty-eighth Arizona
These broadcast internships give students a rare
opportunity to gain an insiders'
understanding of the legislative process while developing their
television production, journalism and communication skills in
a professional work environment.
Interns work full-time at the State Capitol (January-May)
of legislative proceedings for the Internet and cable television.
They earn a paycheck, a tuition waiver, and up to 12 hours of
upper division class credits. Students living outside of Maricopa
County may also qualify for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.
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Contact your campus coordinator
Students enrolled in ASU's Cronkite School of
and Mass Communication should check with their campus coordinator
to determine eligibility.
Legislative Broadcast Internship
Interns work for the Legislative
Broadcast Center, a nonpartisan office of the Arizona State Legislature.
They will have an opportunity to do the following:
- Operate robotic cameras to produce
live coverage of House and Senate proceedings for the Internet
and closed circuit cable television.
- Research, write, shoot, edit, and produce video segments
Weekly, a half-hour legislative review program that can
be seen on local government cable channels accross Arizona.
- Conduct television interviews with legislators and legislative
- Learn about various aspects of broadcast journalism and television
production from industry professionals.
Candidates for a Bachelors or Masters
degree at one of Arizona's universities* are invited to apply.
Students attending other institutions of higher education should
contact the broadcast center to inquire
*Students enrolled in ASU's Cronkite School
of Journalism and Mass Communication may not be eligible for the
full-time internship (a part-time internship may be available).
Check with your campus coordinator.
|A background in broadcast journalism
and/or experience with video/audio production is preferred but NOT
required. Ideal candidates will have strong writing skills and familiarity
with video cameras, switchers, and non-linear video editing.
Is this a paid internship?
Yes. Interns recieve a $4,200 stipend, plus a tuition waiver.
Plus, they'll earn up to 12 hours of upper division class credit.
How long does the internship last?
It starts in January and lasts about 18 weeks.
How many broadcast interns are hired?
Do I have to be a broadcast journalism student?
No. Journalism and/or electronic media experience is preferred,
but not required.
What's the application process?
- Applications must be completed and submitted to your campus
coordinator no later than 4:00 p.m., September 27,
- Qualified applicants will be interviewed at the State Capitol
- Interns will be selected and notified in mid November.
- Orientation starts the first week of January at the State