About WISH-TV 8

Indianapolis' WISH-TV Channel 8 news went on the air with a 6 p.m. news broadcast on July 1, 1954. Though, in truth, this wasn't the birth of WISH, as WISH Radio started broadcasting 13 years earlier. Initially affiliated with all networks, the station primarily allied with CBS in 1956. WISH-TV has earned numerous awards over the years, including a Peabody Award and two Edward R. Murrow Awards. Today, WISH-TV 8 is run by LIN Television, a company that owns or operates 30 stations around the nation.

Interns work in news reporting, sports, photography, promotion, graphic arts, sales and marketing, internet, community affairs and broadcast engineering. Interns work closely with trained professionals who act as mentors. Throughout their time at the station, interns are given specific projects or stories to work on independently.


Open to all college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Participants must receive academic credit for the internship.


  • WISH-TV Internship Program
  • WISH-TV 8
  • 1950 North Meridian Street
  • Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Phone: (317) 923-8888


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Indianapolis, IN