Newsroom Internship, WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)

Leadership Triangle
Leadership Triangle
Job Functions:
Marketing & Communications
Employment Types:
Raleigh, NC, USA
16 – 16 USD per hour
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Who We Are:

This internship is open to rising Juniors and Seniors at NCCU, Shaw University and St. Augustine’s University.

Internship Responsibilities:

WRAL News is seeking an intern to join our news team this Fall for an exciting, paid learning opportunity. Prepare yourself for a future in the news industry with the support of experienced journalists and the tremendous resources of WRAL.

Responsibilities will include gathering news, doing research and writing for multiple platforms. Candidates will learn how to produce, order graphics, update digital stories and job shadow in different roles across the newsroom. Interns will also answer WRAL News desk inquiries, confirm information by phone and email, contribute story ideas and run teleprompter.

WRAL is committed to helping you realize your potential and work toward your professional goals. The hands-on internship provides professional and leadership development and a chance to network and connect with journalists. It would require a 20-hour work week over the Fall semester. Strong communication abilities, internet research experience and exceptional phone handling skills are a must. An ideal candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines, be willing to work a variety of shifts and be prepared to work holidays.

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at Capitol Broadcasting Company, WRAL’s parent company. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests.

EOE M/F. All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco-free. Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.

Partnership with Leadership Triangle:

Securing an internship can provide invaluable experience and professional contacts to college students hoping to enter the workforce. Unfortunately, while these internships may offer great practical experience, many companies do not invest in the holistic leadership development of their interns. Interns miss the opportunity for 1:1 career coaching and developing skills such as conflict resolution, engaging difficult conversations, and authentic networking.

This is why Leadership Triangle is partnering with Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) to provide free leadership development and career coaching support alongside a paid internship experience. All students who successfully complete their internships will be admitted into the lifelong Goodmon Fellowship.

Interns will be paid $6400 over the course of a 400 hour Fall internship ($16/hr), running from August 7-December 16. Additionally, each intern will receive $160 as a transportation stipend. Leadership Triangle will administer all payments.

As a part of the total 400 hour commitment, each intern will engage with LT for 40 hours of leadership development and career support, including 1:1 career and leadership coaching.

Interns will begin and end their internship within a cohort of 9 other students, to promote networking across local HBCUs. There will be an initial intern's retreat as well as a closing ceremony and celebration.

The application deadline is July 8th. Interns will be notified of an application decision during the week of July 18th.

If selected, interns will be expected to join the cohort for an initial leadership retreat held from Sun., August 7th – Mon., Aug 8th in Rocky Mount, NC. Leadership Triangle has arranged lodging for interns and staff. Meals will be provided. Interns will be expected to arrange their own transportation and arrive no later than 2pm on August 7th. If transportation is an issue, please contact us at

The internship will end with a celebratory capstone event on December 16, 2022 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Please submit your application for the internship here.

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