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You can multi-task in a fast-paced environment, but also know how to stay focused on what matters most.

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Wls-tvdigital News Intern, Spring 2024

Internship 20 per week Walt Disney Birthplace Home, 2156 N Tripp Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, United States


About the Role & Internship

ABC7 (WLS-TV) Chicago is the Midwest flagship of the ABC television network. ABC7 leads the market in local news coverage, signature local events, and programming, and has been in the number one position in local news since March 1986! The award-winning Design Department at ABC 7 produces full-scope multiplatform creative for all events, special programs, initiatives, and newscasts! The station’s offices and studios are in The Loop in downtown Chicago.

What You Will Do

This internship might be for you if you love to create, learn, and collaborate. You will be part of a digital team assisting in producing stories, crafting original videos, and engaging our audience on social networks. You must be motivated, willing to tackle new challenges, and make the most of your time with us to truly make a difference.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • You should have strong AP writing skills

  • You have a passion for digital media and television

  • You love YouTube and crafting Stories

  • You think on your feet, like learning new things, and learn quickly

  • You can explain just about anything to anyone in writing, in person, or on the phone.

  • You love tackling problems and finding creative solutions

  • You can multi-task in a fast-paced environment, but also know how to stay focused on what matters most

  • You have experience with non-linear video editing software (Adobe Premiere, AVID, and/or Final Cut Pro)

  • You have experience with Adobe Photoshop or a similar program

  • You have experience with photography and/or videography (DLSR or similar cameras)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You have previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print, digital, and/or broadcast) and/or in television, news, and news media production


  • Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year or recently graduated within the past 6 months

Eligibility Requirements & Internship Information

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months at time of application posting OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program. 

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization