CNN is looking for its next bright internship stars.
As one of the world's news leaders we are interested in creative and energetic people with diverse perspectives and talents.
We offer internships at our central London Bureau, where we help to bring the news to more than 250 million homes around the world. We are looking for CNN's future: people with fresh ideas, innovative viewpoints, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to the highest standards of journalism.
At our central London bureau we offer 8 internships spanning from newsgathering to special feature programmes, digital and sports.
Interns play an important role in the daily operations of CNN. In fact, many of the current journalists within the London bureau started out as interns.
The internships are designed for recent broadcast journalism graduates or graduates from a related field seeking a career in journalism. You must be a British/EU citizen or have the right to work in the UK long term prior to applying for our intern programme. We are unable to accept people with short term work/study visas. Language skills are not essential but would be an advantage. Good English and grammar skills are a must.
Primary responsibilities include research, fact-checking, transcribing footage, assisting on shoots, contributing story and show ideas, attending planning and creative meetings and sourcing images and footage.
Candidates should be detail-orientated, have strong writing and research skills, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and have the confidence to pitch story ideas and potential guests to show producers.
- Sports (Broadcast) Download application here: Sports (TV content only) If you would like to be considered for this internship please send your application to Zayn Nabbi Zayn.Nabbi@turner.com
- The News desk
- Current affairs programmes (Amanpour / The World Right Now, with Hala Gorani)
- CNNI Productions feature shows that are produced from London - http://www.cnn.com/specials
- Interview Content Producing & guest booking
The content producing (or planning) internship is right in the heart of the newsroom and central to CNN’s coverage of breaking news stories. The main role of the planning desk is to find and secure the most compelling, interesting and relevant voices across the world to give insight into the top stories of the day. The ideal candidate will have an eye for a strong interview idea, excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense (to get guests to the right place at the right time), acute attention to detail, quick to learn, adaptable and overall a great team player. The planning desk can be fast-paced and intense during breaking news, with periods of downtime which allow for forward planning.
Responsibilities include research, producing content in the CMS and assisting the team on the homepage and other platforms. There may be opportunities to write.
The successful candidate will have a strong and broad knowledge of international affairs, understand digital journalism (including SEO and social), have a meticulous eye for detail and be able to work under pressure.
These internships are well suited to someone who has recently graduated with a masters in digital journalism and who wants to pursue a career in digital journalism.
-Digital Features (Online content only)
Download application here: Digital Features (Online content only) If you would like to be considered for a Digital (CNN.com) internship please send your completed application to Mark Tutton firstname.lastname@example.org
-Digital Sports (Online content only)
Download application here: Digital sports (Online content only) If you would like to be considered for a Digital Sports (Online content only) internship please send your application to Tom.McGowan@turner.com
-Digital News (Online content only)
Download application here: Digital News (Online content only) If you would like to be considered for a Digital News (Online content only) internship please send your application to Nick Hunt email@example.com
News and Digital feature internships are three months in duration. Sports (TV only) and Sports (Digital) internships are four months in duration.
The annual dates for our News internships (TV and digital) are as follows:
1st January - 31st March (applications must be received by 1st November)
1st April - 30th June (applications must be received by 1st February)
1st July - 30th September (applications must be received by 1st May)
1st October - 31st December (applications must be received by 1st August)
Sports (TV and Digital) internship dates below:
1st January - 30th April (applications must be received by 1st November)
1st May - 31st August (applications must be received by 1st March)
1st September - 31st December (applications must be received by 1st July)
We do not take calls regarding internships so please bear in mind that we will contact you if your application is being considered for interview. Interviews will usually take place four weeks prior to the start date of the internships you are applying for.