FOX Sports Network
Summer 2010 Site ReviewPosition: Summer Intern
Student: Undeclared Sophomore
Working for Fox Sports Net was a dream come true. Not only was I able to work on the main 20th Century Fox lot, I was able to meet some of the most powerful people in the media industry. This internship was far more valuable then I could have ever anticipated and I will never forget this experience for the rest of my life. Fox is very great about realizing that you are working for them for free and they go the extra mile to make it worth your time. They give you the opportunity with speaker series to meet people who work in the upper levels of the company and provide you the chance to make connections if you are willing to put yourself out there and establish relationships. Another plus is the fact that the powerful people they put you in contact with are more then willing to give you the time of day. I was able to speak with the VP of marketing and product development and he was the most down to earth and generous person.
Fox is a great work atmosphere and though they realize the power they have they do not abuse it. In fact it’s quite the opposite, they use the power they have to help others who show they are willing to go the extra mile. Interning at Fox is definitely what you make out of it; if you are willing to work you will be graciously rewarded. Working at the assignment desk there really is no typical day. The further in you get the more responsibility you are given and the more your daily routine changes. At the beginning a typical day consists of showing up, doing some website observations where you basically screen the regional websites to make sure they are pristine and answering phones. Slowly you start getting more responsibility like booking radio calls, logging press conferences and posting stories. By the end they allow you to go watch the making of the show Final Score and let you meet the talent and also they allow you to actually perform on screen as an anchor for practice.