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An internship at HOMTV is your start to a multimedia career!

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THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS

Sometimes landing a great job in the television industry can seem impossible. You need experience to get the job, but you need a job to get experience. How can you win? The answer is an internship at HOMTV. We provide the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in a comfortable, nurturing environment. We teach all aspects of basic television production, as well as online promotion through various social media platforms, so you don't have to have any experience to start. There are three tracks to choose from:

REPORTING
The Reporting track is for those wishing to explore an "on-camera" career in television. Reporting interns will produce weekly news stories, deliver live reports, and conduct live interviews.

PRODUCTION
The Production track is for those who are looking for more of a "behind-the-camera" experience. Interns in this track will shoot and edit elements for various programs (including news), produce short promotional spots and public service announcements, and direct live television productions.

SOCIAL MEDIA & PROMOTION
The Social Media & Promotion track focuses on branding and promoting events and information using traditional marketing techniques and social media.  Interns will create promotional campaigns, produce short promotional spots and public service announcements, create content for social media platforms, and assist with public relations. 

 

In addition, interns in all tracks will learn professional techniques for operating cameras, using editing software, lighting, audio mixing, and utilizing social media platforms.

For decades, HOMTV has been equipping interns with tools for success. Dozens go through our internship program every year and hundreds have found successful jobs in the television industry as a result. You could be next!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:

What is a typical day like?

A:

There is no such thing as a typical day at HOMTV, however most days interns spend their time working as crew or talent for live and taped studio productions, or working on pre-produced elements for any number of our programs. You will not be filing papers and making coffee.

Q:

What is the time commitment?

A:

Interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week, but many put in more. Interns must have two 4-hour weekday shifts and be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday after 5:00 p.m. for workshops and live productions. The actual schedule of required evenings shifts will vary from week to week and will be available at the beginning of each semester.

Q:

What is the length of the internship?

A:

The internship coincides with MSU's semesters, beginning the first day of classes and ending the last day of classes (approximately 14-15 weeks). Interns are not required to work during MSU breaks or official Meridian Township holidays.

Q:

Can interns come for more than one semester?

A:

At the end of each semester there is an evaluation process. If the evaluation is positive an intern may be invited to return.

Q:

Can I take the internship for credit?

A:

HOMTV supports students receiving credit for their internship experience; however the arrangements must be made between the student and their advisor. We will provide documentation and allow scheduling adjustments as needed to comply with the necessary requirements.

Q:

Do I have to be a student?

A:

No. HOMTV's internship program is open to anyone who is passionate about television and is willing to work hard.

Q:

How many interns do you accept each semester?

A:

It varies, depending on the number of returning interns and the amount of qualified applicants in each track.

Q:

Is this a paid internship?

A:

Initially, no. At times there are a few paid positions offered to advanced interns depending on need and availability, but a minimum of two semesters is required before that opportunity can be considered.

Q:

Do I have to have any experience in television production?

A:

No, experience is helpful, but not required to participate in our program. We will teach you everything you need to know in the first few weeks of training.

Q:

Why should I pursue an internship at HOMTV instead of another TV station?

A:

HOMTV offers hands-on experience that is unmatched. Most other television internships offer great exposure to a real-world environment, but interns don't get to actually do a whole lot. At HOMTV, interns are responsible for the majority of our programming.

Q:

What kind of equipment do you use?

A:

We use Panasonic P2 cameras, Final Cut Pro X, and other Apple products. Our equipment is comparable in style and quality to what the local network affiliates use.

Q:

Do you offer job placement?

A:

No, but we do have a great relationship with the local network affiliated television stations. Often times they will contact us when they have job openings and ask for recommendations from our intern staff. We also have an alumni network of hundreds who know the quality of our program and will notify us of job leads in the industry.

Q:

What do you look for in an intern?

A:

We look for people who are passionate about a career in television and willing to work hard and do whatever it takes to succeed.

ALUM OF THE WEEK: 3/13/16

Allison Scott (14)
Multimedia Journalist, WCHS/WVAH
Charleston, West Virginia

 

 

“In the few years since I graduated from college, I've come a long way. I finally moved away from the crazy amounts of snow in Michigan and am now onto my second market as a Multimedia Journalist working in Charleston, West Virginia (WCHS/WVAH). I work as the morning reporter and do live hits for our morning show, which runs from 5-8 am.

 

Getting to work on the morning show fits my personality a lot more. I got to try out my skills with a Harlem Globetrotter, share the ice with the talented athletes from “Disney On Ice” and got drenched while covering storms passing through the region (maybe that wasn't fabulous considering my lack of rain gear, but it made a great live shot).

 

Different markets all have the same goal: get the facts, meet deadlines and report the news. My time at HOMTV prepared me for my first job as an MMJ (in Traverse City, MI), which ultimately helped me get to Charleston. I'm so thankful social media was pushed so much because it's the platform that many people get their news from. Learning the cameras, different shooting and lighting techniques and even being able to dip my toes into the behind-the-scenes jobs was invaluable!

 

I'm so thankful for all my experiences and I can't wait to see what the future holds.”

 


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