Current Openings


Equal Opportunity

It is the Station's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national, origin, sex, or other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law, in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination. Also it is the Station's policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex and any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

ABC 7 & NewsChannel 8 Internship Program

ABC 7-WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 serves Washington area residents with award winning local news, crowd pleasing entertainment and the most heart-pounding sports programing available on television. Locally owned and operated by Allbritton Communications, ABC7-WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 programming reaches more than 2.5 million area viewers each week.

As a part of our commitment to community service and educational enrichment, ABC 7-WJLA-TV & NewsChannel8 offers a limited number of highly-sought internships aimed at providing a springboard for students interested in developing careers in broadcast and/or cable television. These internships are offered to selected participants currently enrolled institutions of higher learning. Student interns will experience all phases of a major market television station's day-to-day operations as a supplement to their academic curriculum.


ABC 7 & NewsChannel 8 internships are made available to juniors and senior registered in a four-year undergraduate program. Students entering their second year in a two-year junior or community college program may also be considered. Applicants should possess declared majors in communications, journalism, broadcast production techniques, sales or some similar broadcasting-related area.

Internship Areas


  • General Assignment
  • Production
  • Weather
  • Sports
  • Web Operations


  • Client Services/Commercial Production
  • General Sales
  • Research

Creative Services

  • Promotions
  • Design

How to Apply

  1. Prepare a cover letter answering the following questions
    • Why are you interested in interning at ABC 7 & NewsChannel 8?
    • In which department are you interested
  2. Submit
    • Current resume
    • OFFICIAL copy of school transcript
    • Two letters of reference (not a relative)


Fall: June 15th
Spring: October 15th
Summer: March 15th

Send all of the above to:

Attn: Human Resources
ABC 7 & NewsChannel 8 Internships
1100 Wilson Blvd., 6th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209