Photo provided by Southeastern Louisiana University -- Southeastern Louisiana University student Kaitlyn Morales, of Covington, was selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants for the 'NBC Nightly News' summer internship at the network's Washington, D.C. bureau.

BROADCAST INTERNSHIP: A Southeastern Louisiana University student news reporter from Covington has been selected for a national internship with “NBC Nightly News.”

Kaitlyn Morales, a reporter for the Southeastern Channel’s award-winning student newscast “Northshore News,” was selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants for the “NBC Nightly News” summer internship at the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau.

As an intern, Morales works with network news correspondents in research and fact-checking story ideas, attending editorial planning meetings and setting up interviews. She also field produces shoots and interviews, assists in editing NBC news reports for broadcast and online and contributes to print versions of reports posted on

As a reporter for “Northshore News,” the junior has received honorable mention Emmy recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Region in the writing category for her story on causeway safety.

For the same story, she won a second-place Mark of Excellence Award in the television general news reporting category from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 12, which includes all universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.