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2007 Legislative Broadcast Internship
Deadline to submit applications:
4 p.m., September 27, 2006

The Legislative Broadcast Center is offering several paid internships to
qualified college students during the 2007 spring semester - the First
Regular Session of the Forty-eighth Arizona State Legislature.

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) producing
video coverage 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.

Watch a Video Produced by the 2006 Broadcast Interns

Interested in a broadcast internship?

Contact your campus coordinator


Dale Hoskins, Ph.D.
School of Communication
Internship Web site

Sylvia Jo Miles
Dept. of Media Arts

Mike Wong
Cronkite School

Students enrolled in ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication should check with their campus coordinator
to determine eligibility.


2007 Legislative Broadcast Internship
Job Description

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 for Legislative 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 staff.
  • 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 about eligibility.

*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.
Questions & Answers

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?
Typically, 6-8.

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, 2006.
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed at the State Capitol in October.
  • Interns will be selected and notified in mid November.
  • Orientation starts the first week of January at the State Capitol.


If you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to contact the Legislative Broadcast Center