WPRI/WNAC Newsroom – Meteorology Intern WPRI/WNAC Newsroom – Meteorology Intern


Location Providence, RI
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 6/30/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
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Contact Information Erica Croce Internship Coordinator WPRI/WNAC TV 25 Catamore Blvd East Providence, RI 02914 [email protected]


The WPRI/WNAC internship program provides college students interested in communications with a unique opportunity. The hands-on experience allows students to get an in-depth look into the field of broadcast from an array of perspectives and challenges students to use their kNowledge in an applied industry setting. Many students from the program have gone onto advanced pursuits in broadcast media and have found that their internship experience at WPRI/WNAC TV has further prepared them for their career endeavors. CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE

Interns must be full-time/part-time students of a college or university either in or entering into their junior or senior year and receiving academic credit for their internship assignment. Graduate students are welcome to apply.
Internships are unpaid and all interns must provide a letter from their academic advisor certifying they are a junior or senior and will be receiving academic credit for their internship.
Interns need to set up an hourly schedule in advance with their supervisor that will sufficiently meet their school’s required credit hours.
Interns are to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in the internship descriptions and other tasks as assigned by their supervisors.
Here are the different departments that offer internship opportunities:


APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates for internships are responsible for selecting the department in which they’d like to intern. Please include your first and second choices in your cover letter. To apply, please send cover letters, resumes, and academic credit letters to: Erica Croce Internship Coordinator WPRI/WNAC TV 25 Catamore Blvd East Providence, RI 02914 [email protected] *Please Note that your application will Not be considered complete until we receive all of the required materials.* If you are being considered for an internship, you will hear from us to schedule an interview either by phone or in person. Please be advised that because of the highly competitive process, it is Not possible for us to offer internships to every student, but we do our best to place students and may keep your application on file for future semesters. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to reach your academic and professional goals.


Work along with the Meteorologist on Duty during days or evenings under the time constraints of the upcoming newscast. The duties of this position will include using the weather computers to access and analyze raw data and prepare daily forecasts under the supervision of the Meteorologist on Duty. The student will also gather weather information, learn to interpret satellite and radar information and possibly help to forecast hurricane and severe weather. The Meteorologist Intern may also build on-air computer graphics, update our online/mobile sites and help with social media updates. Additionally, the student may have the opportunity to go out on a weather/science-related news story to see how a news report is created.