Intern-CNN-Inside Politics-DC Intern-CNN-Inside Politics-DC

Turner Broadcasting Turner Broadcasting

Location Washington, DC
Start Date 9/21/2015
End Date 12/4/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Paid
Pay Rate Minimum Wage
Contact Information 820 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002 (202) 898-7900

Description

Requirements

In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred. Candidates should be seeking a career in broadcast journalism, should have a passion for politics, should be self-motivated, able to multitask, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects. Interns need to be available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for this internship. CNN America Inc. is a division of the CNN News Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. This 24-hour news network is the world's most trusted name in news today. CNN provides its audience with in-depth, live coverage and analysis of breaking news events from around the world. CNN also offers a full range of programs covering the latest in business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news, as well as topical, in-depth interviews. Students @ Work Internships paid at minimum-wage and structured to last 10 to 12 weeks. Tentative program dates are September 21st through December 4th 2015. Course Credit is available. Resume and Cover Letter are required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may Not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Students seeking college credit are strongly encouraged to apply. Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program. Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner's Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Future semester Internship postings will be available after the current semester deadline.

Responsibilities

Interns will work with a new Washington-based political program --Inside Politics. They will learn how CNN's Chief National Correspondent, John King, and his team plan and produce a Sunday morning show. As an integral part of a small group, the interns will get the opportunity to pitch reporters and topics, do show research, help with elements and Magic Wall hits, and be a part of the show's digital expansion. The opportunity to take on greater responsibility is available to interns who demonstrate strong self-motivation and news judgment. Interns should come away with sharper editorial skills, exposure to leading techNology and an increased kNowledge of the U.S. government and political system.