2013 Internship Program

     Who we are

NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
New England Cable News (NECN) is the largest regional news network in the country, serving more than 3.7 million homes in more than 1,000 cities and towns throughout New England. Launched on March 2, 1992, NECN is owned by Comcast and provides 24-hour access to breaking news, sports, weather, and traffic. The award-winning NECN is a two-time winner of The Associated Press' News Station of the Year Award and a 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.

Deadlines For Application

Fall: Late July
Winter/Spring: Mid-November
Summer: Late February

Overview Of Internship Opportunities

NECN is able to offer competitive internships within the greater Boston area.  Our Internships offer experience in production, writing, research, editing, shooting and control room assistance. It is imperative for those participating in the NECN program to have a professional demeanor, be eager to learn and have a positive attitude.  The opportunities listed below are geared towards students seeking an active role in the fast-paced and exciting field of broadcast journalism.  
NECN is a great place to learn how broadcasting, journalism and production come together in one atmosphere.  

Types of Internships

Newsroom Interns

Newsroom interns will assist producers with the preparation and execution of daily newscasts.  Students will take part in research, writing, preparing scripts, and assisting the director and producer in the control room during Live newscasts.  This position offers a comprehensive experience in understanding how television newscasts are developed.

Special Projects Intern

Assist producers with all aspects of managing the contributor segments for The Morning Show which airs Monday thru Friday from 7:00am to 9:00am.
Duties will include logging, research, writing, and surfing for story ideas.
Interns will have the opportunity to shadow the field crew on assignments and learn how to put together a segment from start to finish.
The ideal candidate must have an interest in field/segment producing.

The Morning Show Anchor Assistant Intern

Work with The Morning Show Anchors on all aspects of the show.
Duties will include logging, research, writing, and surfing for story ideas.
Interns will have the opportunity to shadow the anchors and learn how to put together a Live morning news show from start to finish.
NOTE:  This Internship is only available to students who have had a minimum of one professional news oriented internship prior to the time of application.
Knowledge of field/segment producing is important.
Assignment Desk

Get hands on training in newsroom management by assisting Assignment Desk staff.  As a desk intern you will facilitate communication between crews in the field, the newsroom staff and management at all levels, while playing a key role in the newsgathering process.  This can and will include making and receiving phone calls, responding to emails and press releases, monitoring the Emergency Alert Pager system, tracking network stations for breaking news, and booking satellite windows for in the field live shots.  This is a very fast paced internship typically suited for those with some previous news experience.

Show Specific

In addition to providing great experiences within our News Department, we are able to have well-qualified students work one-on-one with producers for specific shows.  Duties for these positions include writing, researching story ideas, creative thinking, and problem solving, booking guests, operating teleprompter and assisting the producer in the control room.  Internships are available with the following programs:

· Broadside with Jim Braude
· TV Diner

Graphics Interns

Graphic Design interns assist the Graphics Department in producing visual support for multiple daily live news programs.  Candidates must have extremely strong skills in Photoshop and Illustrator. Ideal candidates must be open to learning new software and be able to function on MAC and PC operating systems as well.  Candidates must also be capable of multi-tasking and solving design problems in a quick and precise manner. 
Hours for this position are 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and require a minimum two-day commitment.

NECN internships are not compensated.


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Please email completed applications with a brief cover letter and resume to: internships@necn.com. Thank you.

The NECN Internship Program

New England Cable News offers internships based on the semester system year round for undergraduate and graduate academic credit. Interns have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience in many areas of broadcast news.

Get in on editing, writing, reporting, videography, the web, graphic design, ENG, the assignment desk, the control room, and other areas of the news gathering process.

No phone calls, please.


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