CNN is looking for its next bright internship stars

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated and experienced journalists, attend regular editorial meetings and participate in the editorial process.

As one of the world’s news leaders we are interested in creative and energetic people with diverse perspectives and talents. Our global team creates content consumed by millions of people every day, and with tectonic changes in the world, news and impactful storytelling are more important now than ever. A successful CNN intern is committed to quality journalism, has strong knowledge of international issues, a keen interest in the digital media landscape, and a sharp eye for the stories that spark conversation on a daily basis.

We offer 13 internships at our central London Bureau, where we help to bring the news to more than 475 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.

The internships are designed for journalism graduates or candidates from a related field seeking a career in journalism. You must be a British 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.

CNN advocates for diversity and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and genders, and we are committed to creating both a workforce and content that are as diverse as the global audiences we serve.

To apply for any of the below internships please click here:

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NEWS INTERNSHIPS

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.

The Newsdesk

The Newsdesk is the fuel that fires the furnaces of News telling at CNN.
The intern role demands the ability to multitask and create high-quality content for both digital and broadcast. As well as coordinating our team of live reporters around the world, we work to fact check and verify breaking news to alert across all CNN platforms. The ability to discover current breaking news stories, write succinctly and accurately, and deliver to deadline is key. Daily tasks include monitoring press conferences and live events, reaching out to press offices for statements and sourcing video/ images. The Newsdesk also makes sure production teams and reporters know about their upcoming live appearances and liaises with the show producers to ensure these run smoothly. The ideal candidate will possess a fine attention to detail and should be confident to work in a fast-paced, high energy environment - and they should prepare to hit the ground running.

Current affairs programmes (Amanpour)

Interns will help with researching and planning stories, as well as writing for the shows. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense and attention to detail.

CNNi Productions (Features TV)

The CNNi Productions team produces features content across TV, digital and social platforms. Interns will help with researching and planning stories, as well as writing scripts and articles, and creating social content. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for a story, strong organisational skills, an ability to multi-task, and a good understanding of both TV and digital platforms.

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.

Business

The main role of Business intern is help find and book guests for the business shows along with newsgathering, forward planning and research. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense and attention to detail - https://www.cnn.com/business

World Sports

World Sport is CNN International’s flagship sports show that runs multiple times a day, seven days a week. Our show focuses on sports news, big-name interviews and exploring themes like racism, gender inequality and athlete activism as we seek to go beyond the headlines. The key roles for our intern are to help identify and pitch interesting stories, book guests, help research for interviews and segments, and produce cross-platform content. The ideal candidate should have a broad knowledge on sports news, an ability to deliver to deadlines, be a strong communicator and somebody who thrives collaborating in a team environment.

DIGITAL INTERNSHIPS

News intern

This intern will be assigned to the digital news team, and will research and write news stories. As the internship progresses, there will be opportunities to pitch and write distinctive features.

Programming intern

This intern will be assigned to the global programming team, which curates the homepage and mobile app. There will be opportunities to sharpen our homepage headlines, write engaging push alerts and edit some of our key landing pages.

CNN Style

Our intern will gain experience working as part of the Style team where responsibilities will include research, reporting and writing stories for various digital CNN platforms. The successful candidate will have a strong and broad knowledge of fashion, art and design. They will understand digital journalism, have a meticulous eye for detail and be able to work under pressure. This internships is well-suited to someone who has studied digital journalism, or who has comparable experience, and who wants to pursue a career in digital journalism.

Digital Video

The digital video intern will assist producers, editors and supervisors across the full gamut of video production, from the research and pitching stage right through to post production and all stages in between. We’re looking for curious, versatile, enthusiastic and proactive candidates with an interest in both news and features content, long and short-form video, with a mixture of technical and editorial skills. They need to demonstrate both an ability to work under the pressure of news deadlines, along with the thoughtfulness and creativity required for longer-lead features projects. Previous interns have seen their own ideas published on the site within weeks of joining and have quickly established themselves as an invaluable player on the team.

The Video Development Group is split into two primary units, focusing on daily turn news & feature content, as well as longer-lead series. This internship position will spend time with both units, creating an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills over the course of the program. The intern may assist with the following: research, pitching and attending brainstorms, assist producers, editors and shooters at base and in the field, explore sound design and editing in Adobe Premiere.

CNNi Productions (Features digital)

The CNNi Productions team produces features content across TV, digital and social platforms. Interns will help with researching and planning stories, as well as writing scripts and articles, and creating social content. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for a story, strong organisational skills, an ability to multi-task, and a good understanding of both TV and digital platforms.

Digital Sport Video

Working for CNN London’s digital sport video team across all CNN platforms; the digital sport video intern will assist producers and supervisors across the full gamut of video production, from the research and pitching stage right through to post production and everything in between.

We’re looking for curious, versatile, enthusiastic and proactive candidates with an interest in both news and features content, long- and short-form video, with a mixture of technical and editorial skills. They need to demonstrate both an ability to work under the pressure of news deadlines, along with the thoughtfulness and creativity required for longer features projects.

The Sport video unit is small but responsible for all sport output in the organization, focusing on daily turn news, feature and sponsorship content, as well as longer-form video. This internship position will have an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills over the course of the program. The intern may assist with the following: research, pitching and attending brainstorms, assisting producers, editors and shooters at base and in the field, explore sound design and editing in Adobe Premiere. A basic to moderate level of editing experience is essential for this role. After Effects and Photoshop knowledge is preferable, but not necessary.