2019 Spring Intern - Smithsonian Channel Communications

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Ref#: 32390
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

Description:
This intern will be involved and responsible for, but not limited to, the following projects:

  • Help with press surrounding Q1 and Q2 priorities
  • Build and maintain out press list
  • Compile niche press lists
  • Screen shows and pull clips for press
  • Help pitch out our linear shows to local outlets 
  • Help compile assets for shows when pitching & draft press releases
  • Pull together press clips for weekly clip packet
  • Build and maintain awards lists and mark deadlines for entry for Channel Executives for Smithsonian Channel
Qualifications:
Required:
  • Current undergraduate student (junior or above)
  • Interest in the Cable/Entertainment Industry
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Submission of cover letter- required
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work at least 20 hours/week
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to provide administrative suppose as needed
Preferred:
  • Cable television experience a plus
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above average GPA, a plus
  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus
  • Working knowledge of television industry and national/local NY press outlets
  • Interest in non-fiction/fiction/documentary film-making a plus
About Us:

Smithsonian Channel is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. Our awe-inspiring programs, powerful documentaries and entertaining factual stories shine new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, travel and pop culture. From legacy series such as Aerial America, Million Dollar American Princesses and Air Disasters to recent hits like America in Color, The Lost Tapes and The Coronation, our award-winning programming is available across multiple platforms in HD and 4K Ultra HD. The Channel is also available internationally in Canada, Singapore and Latin America, with more international launches to come in 2019. We currently have offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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