WCTV Internships

Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) is proud to offer an internship program to high school students in Wilmington. Applicants should be interested in the field of communications, whether that be on the production side (e.g. photography, editing, graphic design) or on-air talent (e.g. show hosting, sports play-by-play). WCTV will provide complete training and guidance on any tasks that are assigned. This is a HANDS-ON internship. Students will be expected to do their own work and provide their own transportation to the events they are covering.

Because WCTV is a non-profit public access TV station, this internship is viewed as community service. Interns will be expected to complete community-level projects assigned by the Executive Director as well as come up with their own ideas for community programming. Examples:

  • Interviews with school staff or students on a specific topic
  • Profiles of sports teams or clubs
  • Event coverage at a local organization (e.g. Wilmington Public Library)
  • Local sporting events
  • Provide assistance for studio programs (including camera operator or floor director)

Internships will run for about 4.5 months, concurrent with the 1st and 2nd semesters of Wilmington High School.  There will also be a summer internship program, running late-June through late-August. Students should expect to put in an average of 2-4 hours per week, although that time is flexible as long as projects are being completed.

What can you expect to learn?

  • Project management skills
  • Video recording and editing techniques
  • Developing an on-air presence and how to project yourself

Interested students can contact Executive Director Shaun Neville (sneville@wctv.org). Internships are limited and not all applicants may be accepted. Thanks for your interest in WCTV.

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