TFC Newsroom Internship for the 2019 Legislative Session (OPS) - only applicants interested in news

Job description

Job ID: 44608

Regular/Temporary: Temporary


We are one of the largest teams of professionals focused on the developments of Florida's legislative, judicial and executive branches of state government. The Florida Channel studio is located in the state capitol and provides a daily review of state government news through Capitol Update and News Brief. The Florida Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by The Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV. TFC is the state's primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature and the Supreme Court.


The Florida Channel, a WFSU-TV operation located in the Florida Capitol building in Tallahassee, is seeking a news intern for the Spring 2019 semester. Our paid internship program gives students an opportunity to enhance basic hands on newsroom experience learned on campus and work closely with our talented, respected and award-winning team of journalists. We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious student or recent graduate who is seeking to gain valuable exposure and experience in a unique, fast-paced, professional state government television news environment.


The news intern will be exposed to various aspects of news gathering and production, develop skills for researching and fact checking news stories, log video, and assist with planning, producing and executing daily half hour newscasts.

Interns may have the opportunity to accompany producers, reporters and videographers in the field at news conferences, committee hearings and other assignments. The specific length of the internship, minimum hours required to work to receive credits, eligibility, and college credits awarded for successful completion of the program must be verified with the student's faculty advisor.


Degree seeking Junior or Senior or recent college graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A professional demeanor and work ethic.

Strong research, writing and organizational skills.

Ability to work throughout the Regular Legislative Session (January-March 2018).

Must be able to adapt to and display personal and professional characteristics consist with the Capitol environment.


A Journalism, Communication Arts or Political Science major.

Other Information

Please note that only candidates who meet all of the listed minimum qualifications will be considered.

If there's a match between your skills and the current internship opportunity, we will contact you with additional information.

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

Interested candidates must complete the following two-steps to be considered:
STEP 1 - Complete the online application in its entirety at
* Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

STEP 2 - Attach the following required materials to online application as a single PDF or Word document in the order listed:
1) resume including employer references (include the title & work relationship of the person to be contacted);
2) personal contact information: phone number/email - best days and/or times to contact; list days and hours of work availability.

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act,

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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Posted: 1/5/2019
Application Due: 3/6/2019
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