Apprentice Program - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ref#: 29052
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About 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.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Apprentice Program is an entry-level program designed to develop high potential individuals, with a passion for late night comedy, and foster a pipeline of diverse talent for future roles within The Late Show. Program participants will rotate through different job assignments within The Late Show in a structured process that will provide them with valuable opportunities to learn about comedy writing, research, production from inside a fun and dynamic late night talk show.  This is much more than a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment business! 

The Late Show Apprentice Program is a 12-month, fast-track opportunity specifically targeted to individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree and are interested in developing their writing and production skills. Associates will have the opportunity to rotate among some of the various departments including Writers, Research, Production, Editorial and Talent.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to work in New York, NY.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have proven passion for late-night comedy.
  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States
  • Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.


Desired Characteristics

  • Previous related experience/internships.
  • Highly motivated individuals.
  • Solid writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Proven leadership skills.


Applicants will be interviewed and admitted on a rolling basis. A panel of The Late Show staff will determine the final candidates.

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