invites the Native American community to explore our internship program for college students. We place students
at most of our news shows and departments including: 48 Hours, The Early Show, Face the Nation and Productions.
Students are also placed in our promotions, public relations, marketing, and new media departments. New York is
our headquarters, so most of the students are placed in that office. We also place students in our Washington,
D.C., London, Tokyo and occasionally our Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami bureaus.
There is something for everyone in our program. We have a wide range of areas for students’ various interests.
Our program is ongoing and we hire students for the fall, winter, spring and summer sessions. The sky is the limit
as to what interns can do. We encourage our interns to ask questions, pitch story ideas and ask to do as much as
they would like. We hope to further our interns’ personal and professional lives by teaching them that the world
is theirs to conquer. Our goal is that they leave our program with a renewed confidence that they accomplish anything
Internships are vital experiences for students looking to get into the broadcast field. We have pride that our
program gives students the necessary tools and experience to make their dreams come true. Please forward a resume,
cover letter, two letters of recommendation, personal statement on the value of an internship, transcript, and
letter of school credit to: Eldra Rodriguez Gillman; Director, Professional Advancement and Internships; 2020 M
Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 - (202) 973-0768,
(202) 331-1791 fax and email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. We, at CBS News, look forward to welcoming
more Native American students into our program.
CBS News Internship Program
Are you interested in a college internship at CBS News?
CBS News is offering internships for undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in the schools of Journalism, Broadcasting
and communications. The following information will answer many of your questions.
- What cities? New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, and Atlanta. Participants responsible
for living arrangements.
- Positions available. The number is limited and each is assigned on a first-come, first-served
- Time required. The internship requires a commitment of a minimum of two days during
the fall and spring semesters, and full time during the summer.
- Duties. They would vary-depending upon departmental assignments. Duties include but
are not limited to: logging tapes, coordinating scripts, research, viewer mail, and clerical duties.
- Eligibility requirements. You must currently be attending an accredited college, entering
your junior or senior years, and majoring in broadcast journalism, or mass communication. Participant should have
basic computer skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and have a GPA of 3.0. Other eligible majors;
English, political Science, computer Science, public relations and international studies.
- Additional requirements? CBS must receive written confirmation from your college stating
that you are receiving course credit for the internship. This letter must be on file on or before the first day
of work. Participation in the internship program is not a guarantee of future employment.
Interested students should forward their resume, two letters of recommendation, a letter
of credits and transcript, and personal essay to:
Eldra Rodriguez Gillman
Director, Internship Program
2020 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
If you have any questions please call (202) 973-0768 or fax (202) 331-1791
- CBS News Productions. A unit of CBS News that produces
programs for distribution to cable television, the home video market, foreign television companies schools, libraries,
the CD-Rom and multimedia markets, airlines and other off-network opportunities. Intern must have knowledge of
logging tapes, research experience and general administrative duties. Computer experience a plus.
- Press Office. The press office serves as the liaison
between CBS News broadcasts/talent and the media. The department consists of a director, four publicist and two
publicity assistants who are responsible for publicizing each of the national news broadcast. An internship with
the press office is an opportunity to experience public relations in a fast-paced, professional environment. Intern
must be well organized, have excellent written/oral communication skills. Computer experience a must.
- News Advertising & Promotions. Produces advertising
and promotions for every News broadcast, which includes, TV, Radio, and Print promos, as well as affiliate sales
tapes. The student should be interested in television and film production. Have some technical background. Computer
- CBS News Broadcasting Marketing Unit. This unit deals
with all of the CBS News’ broadcast and acts as a liaison between CBS News and all CBS affiliates. The person assigned
to this unit must have a great phone manner and be able to juggle several projects at one time. The ideal candidate
must be interested I n marketing, production and have some sales ability. Depending on skills, an intern will have
an opportunity to learn how to book and produce satellite tours and edit excerpts for affiliate use. At the same
time the candidate must be a patient and capable of handling various clerical assignments. Must enjoy being a team
player and pitching in when needed. There is a certain amount of typing, research and photocopying. Candidate should
also enjoy writing and have skills in that area. Finally, having a great sense of humor is a must.
- 48 Hours. Weekly broadcast. Provides an in-depth examination
of multi-topic stories and issues. Candidate must be organized, efficient with their time and aggressive. Some
computer knowledge is preferable. Strong interpersonal skills.
- CBS Radio News. (NY & DC) CBS Radio is America’s
news leader, serving more than 2,000 radio stations with hourly newscasts, instant coverage of breaking stories,
special reports, updates, features, customized reports and news feed material. Every day, millions of Americans
rely on CBS Radio News for up-to-the-minute information. The network that invented broadcast news is the network
leading the industry into the 21st century...CBS Radio News. Interest in broadcast journalism especially radio
a must. Should have basic knowledge of tape editing and computers. Candidate should have fundamental concept of
reporting and finding information.
- The Early Show. (NY & DC) Weekday morning broadcast
providing the best mix of the national and international as well as local news. Topics include; consumer affairs,
health & medicine, film & video reviews. Candidate must be organized and have strong interpersonal skills.
Computer skills helpful.
- Face The Nation. (DC) An interview and discussion broadcast
with the topic determined by news events of the week, featuring a one-on-one segment in which Bob Schieffer questions
the principal guest (s) and a roundtable discussion by a panel with various points of view. Student should be organized,
efficient, aggressive and have basic computer skills.
- Sunday Morning. A news broadcast reviewing events of
the preceding week, celebrating man’s accomplishments and achievements and journeying through the world of fine
art, music, nature, environment, sport, science and Americana. Student should be organized, have strong interpersonal
skills and basic computer knowledge.
- 60 Minutes/60 Minutes II. News magazine with features
focusing on people and events in the news and behind the headlines.
- Supreme Court Internship. (D.C. only) The CBS Evening
News for many years has had an internship position to assist in coverage. The primary responsibility of the Internship
is to assist our Supreme Court correspondent, Eric Engberg, and keeping current with the Court’s changing docket.
Most importantly, this entails writing clear, prompt summaries of many briefs submitted to the Court. It also involves
going to the Court to hear arguments and reporting to depth research on especially interesting cases, which may
involve interviewing attorneys and experts. The position will require approximately 18-20 hours a week, sometimes
slightly more, sometimes substantially less. The key qualifications are writing ability and the capacity to work
independently. Our work is often fast-paced under tight deadlines, so we are also seeking someone who displays
potential to work well and professionally under pressure.