Community Affairs/Creative Services Winter Internship

Ref#: 31751
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Southfield, MI, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

Our internship provides student interns the opportunity to gain experience in Community Affairs/Local Programming, and Creative Services, as well as in other departments where there is an interest. Activities Interns may be involved in include the following:

  • Production Assistant for our weekly Community Affairs programs
  • Write & research scripts/questions for Street Beat as needed
  • Write social media for Community Affairs
  • Research and write community events for web sites
  • Write website community content and/or blogs
  • Video Editing: B-roll for community shows, Web Exclusives
  • Write, Edit, and Produce local PSA’s and assist with PSA production (as needed)
  • Research potential topics for future programs or PSA’s
  • Run Studio Camera or Prompter for Production (as needed)
  • Assist during station-sponsored Community Events (as needed)
  • Assist Programming, Creative Services, Commercial Production departments (as needed)
  • Occasional clerical responsibilities (typing, filing, phones) may be required.
  • Editing (topicals and commercials), station IDs and other on-air/web material.
  • Assisting in Creative Services and Sales shoots (production assistant, pre-production, talent releases, etc. as well as casting call assistance)
  • Outside station events staffing/booth set-up (especially for spring/summer interns)
  • Organizing and maintenance of the prize closet
  • Some weekend work may be scheduled, particularly during Spring/Summer.
  • Other duties as they arise
  • A cover letter must be submitted with the resume to be considered for this internship.  Please include a local address.
  • Students must be pursuing a communications-related degree.
  • Students generally work from 9am-5pm three days a week, either a Monday-Wednesday-Thursday shift or a Tuesday-Thursday-Friday shift.  Interns must be available on Thursdays for studio production.  Interns interested in production/editing must also be available on Friday
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, World Wide Web, and other related internet applications.


  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere is a plus but not required.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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