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Internship Opportunities at NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago

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    Internship Opportunities at NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago

    Become a NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago intern and learn broadcasting and digital from our world-class teams! 

    NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

    NBC/Telemundo Internship Application (PDF)

    The NBCUniversal Campus 2 Career paid internship program gives students real world experience, networking opportunities and exposure to one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Students can intern in a variety of functions including news, ad sales, finance, community and creative services.

    Students are placed in internships related to their major and career goals. Skills required vary by internship.

    NBCUniversal considers the internship an important recruiting tool. The program allows us to identify high potential talent for future employment.

    Required Qualifications:

    • In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution
    • Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Authorized to participate in an internship in the U.S.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Previous work experience in an office environment
      • Previous internship experience

        Program Info:

        • Internships are offered during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters full-time or part-time (min. 2 days per week).
        • All internships are paid, with rates dependent on department.
        • Housing/Transportation assistance is not provided by the internship program.

        Internship opportunities are listed below.

        COMMUNITY RELATIONS (NBC and Telemundo):

        Responsibilities:  Help plan, coordinate and execute community events such as town hall meetings festivals and parade participation.  Assist with writing community calendar, social media posts and business correspondences; help coordinate station appearances; conduct station tours.

        Qualifications:  Must have strong organizational, project management, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills; adept in MS Word, Excel and Power Point knowledge very helpful, telephone etiquette, independent worker. 

        CONSUMER UNIT (NBC):          

        Responsibilities: Work with reporter and producer to manage and organize NBC5 Responds telephone hotline and email. Research viewer consumer complaints, with an eye toward both resolution of the problem and potentially uncovering larger pattern of others who may be similarly affected. Research is a major responsibility; logging interviews is also an important component.     

        Qualifications: Excellent phone skills, research skills via internet and court dockets. A "nose for news" is crucial. Desire to really help viewers with problems.  Not afraid to "dig up dirt" when necessary.  


        Responsibilities:  Will do thorough research on a variety of stories with a host of reporters and anchors.  Responsibilities will include computer research; research in the field; analyzing documents; making phone calls to track down stories; researching story tips and ideas; talking with viewers and tipsters; helping with numbers and statistics; tracking down video; logging tape; assisting with web articles; pre-interviewing and field producing; This is a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. internship.

        Qualification:  Good investigative interns are curious and persistent; Work hard to uncover new facts, are willing to pivot from story to story as needed, have especially good writing skills.  This internship is for someone who relishes finding out things that no one else has ever taken the time to find out.   It’s a job for someone who can tackle new sources and resources.

        NEWS PLANNING UNIT (NBC):         

        Responsibilities: Research future stories, clip/read newspapers for story ideas, take calls on future stories. Assist News Planning Producer with breaking news and feature segments. 

        Qualifications: Excellent Computer skills, phone skills and communication skills; Understanding, interest and knowledge of current events, local and state issues required.  Good research abilities on computer based sites.


        Responsibilities:  Ge hands on experience in how to plan and execute daily Chicago sports coverage.  Assist producers and anchors in building nightly sportscast by logging games, highlight feeds and interviews.  Occasional opportunities to work in the field covering practices and games.

        Qualifications:  Studying journalism/media with preferred emphasis in sports; in-depth knowledge of Chicago sports teams; ability to multi-task; strong writing and communication skills; flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends.

        NEWS DEPARTMENT (Telemundo):         

        Responsibilities: Assist producers, assignment desk editors and reporters with the following tasks: research stories, listen to scanners, answer news calls, find subjects and book interviews, upload videos on website, contribute story ideas, assist investigative unit with research and calls among other responsibilities.

        Qualifications: Studies in Media/Journalism or related field, knowledge of digital media, good verbal and writing skills.  Self-motivated individual with good work ethic highly desired.

        INVESTIGATIVE UNIT (Telemundo):

        Responsibilities:  Will do thorough research on variety of stories with reporters.  Responsibilities will include computer research; research in the field; analyzing documents; making phone calls in Spanish and English to track down stories; researching story tips and ideas; talking with viewers and tipsters in Spanish and English; helping with numbers and statistics; tracking down video; logging tape; assisting with web articles; pre-interviewing and field producing.

        Qualifications:  Must be fluent speaking and writing in Spanish and English. Good investigative interns are curious, persistent, organized and tail-oriented; Work hard to uncover new facts, have especially good research and writing skills.  This internship is fo someone who is will to go beyond the facts and find the stories behind the data.


        Responsibilities: Assist editors in creating stories, slideshows and other editorial content to post on the website. Intern will work with the web team to pitch stories, gather content, write stories, interview sources and select photos for stories. This internship will help develop your writing skills and editorial judgment, as well as build practical skills with CMS programs and photo editing. You will finish the internship with a portfolio of online work for your resume.

        Qualifications: News writing and journalism coursework, AP style knowledge, experience with Internet-assisted reporting, very basic HTML coding, Adobe Photoshop and light video editing. Must have strong writing ability, good news and content judgment, creativity and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Opportunity to participate in the fastest-growing segment of the journalism industry.

        WEB DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (Telemundo):    

        Responsibilities: Assist Web editor for in creation of original content for Web site.  Edit and write stories and create relevant slide shows. The right candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute content and ideas for web and social media platforms.  

        Qualifications: Must have experience with Internet, HTML coding, Adobe Photoshop and knowledge of all digital platforms.  Must have computer and typing skills, good judgment, writing ability and creativity. Opportunity to participate in the fastest-growing segment of the journalism industry.

        Responsibilities:  Work directly with the station finance department on performing detailed analysis on costs using excel.  Assist in creating standard cost reports to be shared with station management and Ad hoc project work.
        Qualifications:  Pursuing a 4 year degree in finance or accounting. Interest in working in a finance/accounting department.  Detailed oriented and enjoyment working with numbers.


        Responsibilities:  Assist with the creation customization of sales presentation materials for advertising partners.  Help manage on-air/digital/sweepstakes campaigns, including commercial production.  Monitor delivery of on-air and digital campaigns, and assist with the creation of recap presentations.  Attend internal sales meetings, client ascertainment calls, and campaign planning calls with current clients.  Aid sales department in administrative duties and customer service initiatives.

        Qualifications:  Eager to learn, self-motivated, effective communicator both verbally and in writing, able to work in fast-paced environment while being organized and detailed.  Must possess a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Exposure to courses in media communications and/or marketing is a plus.


        Responsibilities: Assist in day-to-day sales team operations.  Research Chicago based corporations and create executives business summaries.  Generate qualified business lead prospects for sales team. Learn warm calling skills and set client direct meetings.  Design client presentations and conduct presentation to corporate executive leadership.

        Responsibilities:  Interest in the Broadcast/Digital/News Media business.  Must have excellent computer expertise.  Proficient PPT, Excel skills preferred.  Strong telephone and face-to-face communication skills.  Overall energetic, enthusiastic personality and positive attitude.

        COLLABORATION INTERN (NBC and Telemundo):  

        Work with the NBC5 - Telemundo Collaborations Team on various projects that support collaboration, communication and teamwork between the two news operations.  Intern will get hands-on experience in most, if not all, of the departments throughout NBC & Telemundo.

        Responsibilities: Intern will work primarily with the NBC5/Telemundo Collaboration Team, which consists of representatives from both the English and Spanish speaking news operations and is tasked with streamlining collaborations and communication between the two stations.  The Collaborative Intern will work with individual members of the team to learn about their specific jobs.  These include professionals who work on the assignment desk, the digital team, the investigative unit, news-gathering crews, along with the sales, promotion and marketing teams.  Among other duties, the intern will help the promotions department translate copy for community PSA's and test-on-video for both stations, edit on-air or digital segments, and assist during promotional shoots.  During rotation in the investigative unit, interns will assist in translating web copy, web elements such as sidebars, maps, and text-on-video, for publication on both NBC5 & Telemundo websites.  Other tasks may include helping the assignment desk secure interviews for news reports in both languages.  The intern will provide support areas that will benefits both news teams, such as transcribing interviews in English/Spanish, researching topics, and looking for video.  The intern will participate in reporting airing on both stations, and experiences the process of working in two languages on one topic. The position will offer first-hand experience in blossoming area of the news industry, as more and more stations blend English and Spanish speaking operations to cater to dual-language customers.

        Qualifications:  Bilingual English/Spanish speaker, Incoming junior or senior with major in communications/journalism preferred but not required.  Intern should have strong bilingual skills, with an interest in learning both news and sales operations from inside the Chicago NBC/Telemundo Duopoly.

        FINANCE (NBC and Telemund):

        Responsibilities:  Work directly with the station finance department on performing detailed analysis on costs using excel.  Assist in creating standard cost reports to be shared with station manangement and Ad hoc project work.

        Qualifications:  Pursuing a 4 year degree in finance or accounting.  Interest in working in finance/accounting department.  Detailed oriented and enjoyment working with numbers.

        COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION (NBC and Telemundo):

        Responsibilities: Have a strong interest in commercial production and taken course work or engaged in extracurricular activities to utilize those skills.  In addition, successful applicants will have a can do attitude and willingness to learn from a supportive team of producers.

        Qualifications:  Candidates need to have some knowledge of the following skills: writing scripts, shooting with DSLR cameras, basic lighting, photoshop, editing on Adobe Premiere Pro and graphics production.  Knowledge in after effects and experience working with clients are a big plus.


        Responsibilities:  Assist current team with ingesting of video from websites or outside media outlets.  Collaborate with newsroom employees to find archive video and assist in organizing of our current video.  Monitor incoming content and look flag issues seen, working with other team members to troubleshoot the problem.

        Qualifications:  Editing on Adobe Premiere Software, Experience in a Newsroom Environment and workflows, In-Depth Computer Skills, Ability to multitask projects under deadlines.

        Click link for the NBC/Telemundo Internship Application (PDF)

        Application deadline:

        Summer -  January 12, 2018

        Fall -  June 22, 2018

          Completed application and additional paperwork must be emailed in a pdf format to: or fax it to 312-836-5520

          NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer.