Making the Transition from Volunteer to Staff

Before starting my internship at The Chapel on July 1st, 2014, I was a volunteer since the summer of 2011. Having a great deal of experience serving with The Chapel, I was already familiar with the people, the type of work, and the atmosphere I’d be working in....

Informational Interview at 13-WHAM

I decided to set up an informational interview with the main news anchor and news director at 13-WHAM, the station I grew up watching in Rochester. Don Alhart has been at 13-WHAM for over 40 years, and I thought who better to give me some insight and advice about the...

Starting with the Sabres

A placement with the Buffalo Sabres brings a lot of pressure. Working for the company that is both beloved and resented by a majority of the fair city of Buffalo is no small deal. Being a Sabres fan myself didn’t help ease the tension, either.  Add to that the...

For the First-Timers

Internships should be a learning process.  Whether you are doing hands-on activities, helping out at events or sitting in a chair observing, you are still learning.  I mean, you probably won’t learn as much by “just sitting.”  You need to get out...

Important advice for a first time intern

I’m currently in my third internship at a T.V. news station. I’ve interned at all of the Buffalo news affiliates – channels 2, 7, and now 4. Internships can be exciting, demanding, intimidating, and rewarding all at the same time. The hardest part of...