CBS Network News Intern, Washington DCApply
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, US
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
This is an educational program designed for students who are currently enrolled in a 4-year college or graduate program and are interested in pursuing a career in journalism, broadcasting or communication. Placement possibilities include The Evening News, 60 Minutes, CBSN, CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, Newspath, National Desk, Radio News, Weekend News and the Investigative Unit. Assignments vary day-to-day and duties vary in each department. Interns can expect to learn fundamental news-gathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, greet guests, log tapes, coordinate script, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist producers and talent.
Juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible; however, due to the limited number of positions, preference is given to those who are entering their senior year. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred, but those majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising, English, history, international studies and political science are welcome to apply and will be considered. Participants must have a passion for news, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and a comprehensive knowledge of current events. Fall interns must be available to work at least 20 hours a week. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. CBS News will compensate each student an hourly wage. CBS News does not require students to receive college credit. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting the credit requirements of their college/university. Fall semester applications are open from June 1 – June 30. Due to the high volume of applicants, the office cannot respond to application-status inquiries; qualified students are contacted directly for a video interview.
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