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!

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.

The NBCUniversal 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.

Please refer to the following guidelines for applying:

  • Summer 2023 Semester Internship (June 5-August 11, 2023)
  • Application window has closed. This page will be updated as fall information is announced.
  • Submit a cover letter that highlights your passion for NBCUniversal

Required Qualifications:

  • In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution
  • Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits
  •  Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship
  • At least (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or advisor
  • Current Transcript from College/University

Program Info:

  • Internships are offered during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters
  • Internships at NBCUniversal are paid and do not require course credit
  • Housing/Transportation assistance is not provided by the internship program
  • Recent graduates will NOT be eligible for this program

If you meet the NBCUniversal Chicago internship requirement, you can apply online at and search by job reference number or click job reference listed  links below by department:

NBCU Local Chicago Sales (NBC/Telemundo/NBC Sports):

Job Reference Number: 51005752_1

Responsibilities:  Assist researching business categories, exploring new growth / emerging brands; lead generation. Assist with the creation of sales/marketing materials such as daily one-sheets, sales presentations and recaps, proof-of-performance executions, maintaining updated tracking documents, special request. Attend both internal / external in-person / virtual client business meetings on a regular basis. Participate regularly in brainstorming sessions for the development of creative marketing solutions and ideas for current and potential clients. Collaborate with sales, programming, and marketing departments to bring partnerships and concepts to life. Execute all sales assignments for extensive portfolio, serving

both local and national markets. Provide various administrative support on daily tasks

Telemundo Chicago News:

Job Ref Number:  51005763

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.

NBCU Local Commercial Production (NBC and Telemundo)

Job Ref Number:  51005761_1

Responsibilities:  Have a strong interest in commercial production and taken coursework 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.

NBCU Local Multi-Platform Production (NBC/Telemundo/NBC Sports)

Job Ref Number:  51005760_1

Responsibilities:   Work with producers in gathering & editing content for the NBCU Local Chicago (NBC / Telemundo / NBC Sports) Owned Television Stations entity including NBC Chicago’s FAST channel. Ideal candidate would have more knowledge of DSLR cameras and non-linear editing. Candidate should also have a passion for storytelling / gathering with a focus on Chicago and the suburbs. Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to bring original / local ideas to the production team.

Chicago Today (NBC)

Job Ref Number:  51005759_1

Responsibilities: You’ll be tasked with research and gathering content. Pitch show ideas, edit, write, and eventually produce you own segment on our show. This internship will help you develop your ability to see individual stories and a whole show come together, grow your writing and editorial judgment, as well as absorb a tremendous amount of production knowledge. There will also be opportunities to help on field shots.

NBC Chicago Investigative/Consumer (NBC)

Job Ref Number:  51005756

Responsibilities:  Participate in daily editorial process planning, researching, analyzing documents, making phone calls to track down stories, researching story tips and ideas; Talk to viewers and tipsters; help with numbers and statistics; tracking down video and logging tapes; assist with web articles; pre-interviewing and field producing.

NBCU Local Chicago Digital Editorial (NBC/Telemundo/NBC Sports)

Job Ref Number:  51005755_1

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.


Job Ref Number: 

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.

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