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KELOLAND TV is now seeking applications for internships

We ask that all candidates please submit a cover letter and copy of your resume.  In addition, you may include any samples of your work-to-date on DVD or via Web address/URL. Interns need to be pro-active and serious about pursuing careers in broadcast and online journalism. The deadline to apply for Summer 2015 Internship positions (Mid-May – Mid-Aug) is Friday, February 13, 2015.

An in-person or phone interview with the managing editor, prior to acceptance, is required.  Please place all initial calls and send all materials to:

Jaine Andrews
Managing Editor
501 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 357-5664


  • Students must be sponsored by an accredited college and be at least junior or senior level. (Special arrangements can be made for a student in a lower level if meeting other criteria and department approval.)
  • Students must have prior written approval from a school professor or counselor who will serve as administrator of this individual's internship program.
  • Internship positions are paid, and for scholastic credit. The hours are usually 40 hours per week, depending on the department and student.
  • Internships last a minimum of ten weeks and can last up to six months.
  • Students should be pursuing communications, journalism/speech, business degrees or other related course work for the department of internship.
  • Internships are available in News. Students will learn about the television industry from the business and technical sides in all areas.
  • Must be a journalism/speech communications major.
  • Must be in the top 20% of your class in course related work in your major.
  • Must be able to work at least five, eight hour shifts per week.

Students will augment their classroom experience through participation in various business and news activities and projects. KELO-TV will provide extensive supervision, and one-on-one training.


News interns have the opportunity to be inside a major television news operation. They are trained in KELO-TV’s on-air and online writing systems. They are expected to be punctual and dependable for their assigned work shifts which include days and weekends (8:30-5:30 Friday-Tuesday). However, due to the nature of news, hours and days may vary. The requirement is approximately 40 hours per week. Duties include learning by observation and assistance to news reporters, photojournalists, and Web producers, and newscast producers. Interns must be reliable, able to work within a group or on their own. They may or may not be receiving college credit for the internship. Juniors and Seniors are preferred. Specific aspects of the internship program include, but are not limited to:

REPORTING - Duties include learning by observation and assistance to news reporters, photojournalists; script basics; write VOs and VO-SOTs; write and voice packages.

NEWS VIDEOTAPING EDITING/WRITING - Basic non-linear editing (do's and don'ts); get familiar with machines and editing process; speed (editing and writing).

PRODUCER - Works with newscast producers to put a news show on the air; works with technical staff during newscast; learns how to format a news show; graphic selection and development; works under pressure as a contributing team member.

WEBSITE - duties include research and gathering information; learning to shoot and edit videos for the Web; develop Web content under supervised conditions; generating still Web images; uploading content to Web; learn website management and Web page design. Get to see firsthand how "new" media is being integrated into traditional media like TV News. Gain valuable writing experience on the web and get the chance to talk with working journalists at KELO TV.

Gains hands-on forecasting experience while working with meteorologists to create weathercast. Opportunities include: observing weather phenomena with on-site radar; producing graphics with state-of-the-art computer systems; and other projects. Meteorology interns must have some coursework in the major, including synoptics, completed before the internship begins.