Intern-CNN-Political Unit-DC Intern-CNN-Political Unit-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. Candidate seeking a career in journalism, writing, or research preferred. Extensive understanding of and interest in political campaigns and U.S. politics a must. Should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, able to multi-task, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects. Interns would need to be available during the week 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

As a Political Unit intern, students will have the opportunity to gain insight into the U.S. political system and CNN's editorial process. They will work with CNN Political Unit staff in various aspects of the network's election coverage, including: observing and assisting with the production of political packages for air; conducting video searches; transcribing video; compiling research for producers and correspondents; accompanying producers at DC-based political events (when possible); and assisting with other aspects of CNN's political coverage and newsgathering. Extensive understanding of and interest in political campaigns and U.S. politics a must.