CNN is Seeking Interns With a Nose for News (and You’ll Make $11+/Hour!)

CNN is Seeking Interns With a Nose for News (and You’ll Make $11+/Hour!)
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The best college internships allow you to strengthen your skills in your industry and make a good impression on your boss. These CNN internships allow you sharpen your skills while making a good impression on the world.

The global news conglomerate has over a dozen types of open internships for college students studying journalism, photography, video production, public relations and other related fields. Recent grads within six months of graduation are also eligible to apply.

This internship program runs June 5-Aug. 11, and is based in New York. (Check parent company Turner Broadcasting System’s job board for internship opportunities in other locations.)

While relocation is unpaid, interns will earn at least $11 an hour and work up to 40 hours a week. Some interns’ schedules may include evening or weekend work, as news is a 24/7 industry.

These positions are for news hounds who are able to multitask and function well in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. Ideal candidates should be self-motivated and have a good attitude.

Editorial

  1. CNN MoneyStream editorial interns will assist editors and writers creating content for CNNMoney’s new mobile app. This opportunity will allow interns a chance to see their bylines on the website or app.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and reporting.
  • Writing and curating content.
  • Participating in the design, development and conceptual planning for the app.

To apply, click here.

  1. Got a mastery of Spanish? CNN en Espanol editorial interns will help reporters and producers create the content that appears on CNN en Espanol and CNN Latino.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and reporting.
  • Assisting reporters and producers in the field or in the bureau.
  • Pitching stories.
  • Greeting guests.
  • Assisting in basic administrative tasks.

To apply, click here.

  1. Investigative reporting interns will work with editorial staff and will have a chance to get involved in various aspects of the production process, including pitching story ideas, setting up shoots, gathering editorial and video materials, writing the script and editing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Gathering and dubbing video.
  • Transcribing tape.
  • Organizing visual elements.
  • Researching and fact-checking.

To apply, click here.

  1. CNN International is looking for business news interns who in addition to covering business news, will also cover the United Nations and New York City trends of interest to an international audience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting producers and editors, including getting in-the-field experience.
  • Conducting research.
  • Using CNN’s tape database to locate tapes for packages and sound bites.
  • Setting up scripts.
  • Booking and greeting guests.
  • Assisting in basic administrative tasks.
  • Participating in how show ideas are developed and the script-writing process.

To apply, click here.

Photo and Video

  1. CNNMoney’s MoneyNow division is looking for video interns to work with staff in all areas of production from newsgathering to programming, including breaking news.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research to contribute to programs and reports.
  • Assisting on shoots in the field and editing for online publication.
  • Using CNN’s media database to locate video and elements for TV and digital storytelling.
  • Contributing to guest booking ideas.
  • Greeting guests and preparing them for interviews.

To apply, click here.

  1. CNNMoney’s Tech Team is looking for video interns to help staff with newsgathering, production and programming.

Responsibilities include:

  • Using research, reporting and CNN’s media database to contribute to digital programming and TV reports.
  • Assisting at in-the-field shoots, as well as online editing and video publishing to the website.
  • Creating and ordering TV graphics for live reports and taped packages.
  • Contributing to guest booking ideas, guest greeting and interview preparation.

To apply, click here.

  1. CNN Digital’s photography department is in need of photo interns, who will have the chance to develop imagery for large projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing photo galleries and photo essays for CNN Digital and the CNN Photos Blog.
  • Gathering and creating images, graphics and other interactive elements to enhance stories.
  • Monitoring satellite feeds and other sources for the latest video and images available to keep stories updated.
  • Performing research to support staff in producing stories.

To apply, click here.

  1. Intrigued by aerial imagery? CNN AIR (Aerial Imagery and Reporting) needs interns who are ready to combine use of cutting-edge technology with access to U.S. airspace.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting staff in preparing for flight operations.
  • Coordinating with federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
  • Logging, editing and archiving aerial imagery.
  • Assisting pilots in the shop and in the field.

To apply, click here.

  1. Motion graphics interns will work with the network’s video development group and will assist designers and producers with graphics and animations for digital platforms. Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with animate video package elements.
  • Helping to create engaging explainer videos.
  • Exploring sound design and editing in Adobe Premiere.
  • Masking photos and rotoscope video.

To apply, click here.

Production

  1. CNN’s Great Big Story team is looking for production interns to help with various aspects of video production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with video equipment management, maintenance and organization.
  • Helping design and build studio sets for in-house productions.
  • Research new technology and equipment that will improve production and post-production processes.
  • Troubleshoot issues that may arise with video gear, editing systems or other production equipment.

To apply, click here.

Public Relations

  1. CNN’s Great Big Story team is in need of public relations interns who will support media relations activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research.
  • Pitching stories to relevant blogs and websites.
  • Monitoring media coverage.
  • Producing daily clips reports.
  • Supporting partnership activities, such as film festivals and industry events.

To apply, click here.

Programming

  1. CNN’s scheduling department is looking for interns to help manage the network’s schedules as content travels from development to broadcast. The selected applicants will work with programs such as “The Situation Room,”  “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man.”

Responsibilities include:

  • Data entry in scheduling systems and planning documents.
  • Supporting high-level meeting preparations.
  • Checking grids for accuracy.
  • Updating databases and documents with program information.
  • Researching and tracking competitive landscape.
  • Updating and checking program listings.

To apply, click here.

  1. CNN’s program development department is looking for interns to support executives and producers with the development process, production of pilots and talent searches. The department is looking for candidates who aren’t shy about bringing up new ideas and have an understanding of the television news climate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Using CNN’s databases to access video, conduct research and communication interdepartmentally.
  • Dubbing, transcribing, logging, researching and searching for sound and video.
  • Preparing reports.
  • Assisting with production and administrative tasks.

To apply, click here.

  1. CNN is looking for business programming interns to work for CNNMoney and the premium business programming department. These interns will work with the programming and packaging of content across desktop, mobile, social and emerging platforms.

Responsibilities include

  • Working with teams from editorial and video to come up with the best presentation of content.
  • Helping to inform programming decisions and best practices for search engine optimization.
  • Working across multiple verticals, including CNNMoney, Tech, HLN, Travel/Style and the MoneyStream app.

To apply, click here.

Your Turn: Is working for an international news network your idea of a dream internship?

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.