Intern-CNN-Newsgathering-DC Intern-CNN-Newsgathering-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: 1) Broadcast Journalism, Media or Communications major 2) Strong current events kNowledge and interest in news and politics 3) KNowledge of CNN news platforms (network shows, website) is helpful. Candidates should also be motivated, detail-oriented multi-taskers who function well under deadline pressures. 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

Newsgathering Interns will learn how CNN plans stories and orchestrates live breaking news coverage and daily programming. Interns will shadow and assist coverage managers, assignment editors, beat leaders, producers, live producers, photojournalists and news assistants. Intern duties include research, fact-checking, tapes logging, assistance with interviews and participation at press events. Interns should come away with sharper editorial and writing skills, exposure to leading techNology and increased kNowledge of the U.S. government and political system. Hours will be flexible and may include weekends.