ABC News DC Bureau Internship, Summer/Fall 2024


Job Description

Posted on: 
February 9, 2024

About the Role & Program

The ABC News Washington Bureau is dedicated to delivering comprehensive reporting and analysis of global affairs and national events, with a particular emphasis on politics across all ABC News programs and platforms. This internship encompasses both newsgathering and production, offering valuable insights into various teams, including:

  • Global Affairs
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • Assignment Desk/Digital
  • Justice/ABC News Live

Interns will actively contribute to and support these teams, gaining hands-on experience in the dynamic intersection of news coverage and production!

What You Will Do

  • Assisting in the daily editorial research, reporting and writing for all platforms with special emphasis on digital
  • Supervising social content; locating and researching elements for broadcast pieces, placing reporting calls, and assisting our producers in the field at events/stakeouts
  • Assisting with logging tape, and attending press conferences and hearings
  • Helping with spot production – assisting on local shoots and in the edit room
  • Opportunities exist for writing articles, and producing video shorts for dotcom/digital

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Proven curiosity about journalism, reporting, and/or intern experience in a newsroom
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Basic digital editing skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong familiarity with social media news outlets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience generating story ideas and pitches
  • Familiarity with CMS (content management systems)
  • Knowledge/familiarity with major issues in politics and policy, justice, transportation and/or race and culture


  • Currently enrolled or graduated within the past six months from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, Film/Television or a related field

Eligibility Requirements & Program Information

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must be able to work on-site in Washington, DC and have reliable transportation to/from work
  • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are June 2024 through January 2025. Candidate must be available to work 30 hours/week in Eastern Standard time for the duration of the internship- could include nights and weekends
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