Reporting Internships, ABC News Specialized Units – Fall 2015 Reporting Internships, ABC News Specialized Units – Fall 2015

Disney ABC Television Group Disney ABC Television Group

Location New York, NY
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/1/15
Application Deadline 7/3/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate
Contact Information 47 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023


The Disney ABC Television Group (DATG) is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Entertainment Group and ABC News divisions); the Disney Channels Worldwide global kids’ TV business and ABC Family; as well as television distribution divisions Disney ABC Domestic Television and Disney ABC ESPN Television. The Disney ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network, as well the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks. More people get their news from ABC News than from any other source. ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network's news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio and digital.


Basic Qualifications: •All candidates must be eligible to work in the US •All candidates must be at least 18 years old •All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship •All candidates must be available from September through early December for the 12-15 week program •All candidates must be willing to work a minimum of 3 full days/week (8 hours/day); full-time 40 hours/week assignments may be available •All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship •All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session •All candidates must have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in MS Word & Outlook Preferred Qualifications: •Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year •Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher •Students pursuing a degree in journalism or equivalent •Demonstrated experience (academic or previous internship) in broadcast or print journalism •Previous experience (academic or internship) in writing for news stories •Demonstrated interest in business, legal, medical and/or current affairs stories •Demonstrated interest (academic or previous internship) in investigative journalism •Demonstrated interest in shooting news segments


Responsibilities: ABC News' Specialized Units are comprised of the ABC News Medical, Business, Law & Justice, Investigative, Woodruff and Booking units. Each of these units leads news division coverage & reporting on breaking news stories as well as provides original content to all ABC News platforms. Responsibilities include: •Digitize and log footage •Research and write •Assist in booking •Pitch original story ideas and research characters •Various administrative duties including sensitive show information