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5 Oct

WEIU-TV, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, offers a paid summer internship program with real broadcast experience on a national award-winning newscast. Through this program, students will work full-time to prepare, create and deliver the news on an award-winning newscast in the 82nd television market.

The internship is paid and provides

  • free apartment housing three blocks from the station,
  • a weekly cash stipend,
  • a two-week intensive training session in May,
  • experience working in an all-Avid news environment,
  • opportunities to work on-air through August,
  • training alongside a veteran news director with nearly 20 years experience,
  • a great professional development opportunity and
  • an incredible chance to build your resume portfolio.

Positions available in the internship program include: news anchor, weather anchor, sports anchor, reporter, writer, producer, videographer, editor and assignment editor.

How to apply: If you’re interested in WEIU-TV’s paid summer internship program, visit
You can learn what the position qualifications are, fill out an application and take a peek at past summer programs.

For additional information, contact

Kelly Runyon, WEIU News Director
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
217-581-7356 or
toll-free 877-727-9348

University licensee WEIU is a PBS member station that has been on air since 1985. It serves a 16-county region in east-central Illinois – broadcasting a digital signal on more than 55 cable systems. WEIU’s staff of experienced professionals have strong interpersonal skills, a deep commitment to excellence and a passion for learning. They are deeply committed to the paraprofessional preparation of students seeking degrees leading to careers in broadcasting.

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