March 15, 2011

Paid summer intern @ CNN's National Desk

CNN is offering a paid summer internship on its National Desk in its Atlanta headquarters.

Internship runs from June 6th through August 26th and pays minimum wage. Students must have completed their sophomore year of college and may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship. College credit is available.

The CNN National desk is the epicenter of domestic newsgathering for CNN, HLN, and more. The National desk works with CNN affiliates, crews and bureaus in the US to bring viewers and affiliates the most compelling news and indepth coverage of events from around the nation. The assignment editors of the desk are responsible for gathering elements, pitching stories, contributing editorial information to reporting, catering to affiliates needs and much more!

Internship Description: As an intern for the CNN National Desk you will be afforded the opportunity to see and be a part of where the news begins. You will learn all aspects of newsgathering from the moment a story is born to it making air and being distributed to affiliates. You are expected to work with National Desk editors to gather elements from affiliates, make editorial calls, search for stories and pitch to networks/bureaus, assist in making editorial calls, etc. The National Desk intern will also have the opportunity to observe other departments that work closely with the desk.

Requirements: The National Desk is looking for a student majoring in Broadcast Journalism or English, preferably who have prior internship experience at an affiliate or other network newsroom, and is interested in delving into the newsgathering process. Ideally, candidates will be looking at careers in journalism such as producing, reporting or working on an assignment desk. Good communication skills and a huge appetite for news and current affairs is a must.

Submit application online. Click here, scroll down to locate position and apply online.

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