CNN Newsgathering Internships: DC - Summer 2024

Warner Bros. Discovery

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 17, 2024

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Application Deadline: F r i day , March 15 th , 2024  

*Pro Tip: Submit your application as soon as possible – applications could close earlier due to applicant volume!* 

The Job

We have multiple CNN Newsgathering internship opportunities available. By applying to this posting, you will be considered for internship opportunities within this area . These internships will be located in the Washington, DC area. The selected interns will be expected to join us in the office on a regular cadence based on the intern managers in office schedule.

This could include, but is not limited to:

  • CNN Newsgathering Intern: DC - Summer 2024
  • CNN Newsroom Editorial Intern: DC - Summer 2024

The Daily

Duties could include:

  • Learn how CNN plans stories and orchestrates live breaking news coverage and daily programming
  • Research, fact-check, assist with interviews and stakeouts, and learn how to write clean and concise copy for broadcast.
  • The intern will play an active role in production support, including logging video from breaking and daily news events and reporter interviews.
  • Work with reporters and producers on short and long-term research projects to support daily and enterprise story production.
  • Interns will also have an opportunity to support reporters, producers, photographers, and news assistants on field shoots in and around Washington, DC.

The Essentials

  • Broadcast Journalism, Media or Communications major
  • Strong knowledge of the national/international news landscape
  • Interest in US politics, making complex news topics accessible to an affiliate audience, and a basic understanding of Washington institutions.
  • Must be actively enrolled in a US accredited college or university degree program for the full duration of the internship (proof of enrollment required)
  • Must be a rising Junior, Senior or Graduate Student (18 years or older)
  • Must be in academic good standing (2.8 or above GPA)
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States. US International students must hold an F1 Visa to be considered.
  • A cover letter is required with your application, please combine the resume and cover letter into one PDF document. 

About Our Internship Program

WBD's Internship Program is designed to nurture students professionally and personally. We attract the country's boldest and brightest students for paid, for-credit, real-world internship experiences in the entertainment, tech, sports, news and media industries. We offer career-defining opportunities to learn valuable skills that will help you prepare for a successful future.

Ready to learn more? Here's what we offer:

  • Hands-on work with passionate, talented team members in your field
  • Mentorship from some of the industry's kindest and most passionate entertainment veterans
  • Engaging events including professional development seminars, panels with recruiters and former interns, intern-exclusive events, and so much more
  • Access to top-level executives and employees through our Speaker Series and Roundtables
  • Incredible networking opportunities with industry-leading professionals and a robust intern alumni network
  • A creative, collaborative, and inclusive company culture

What you can expect to take away from the semester:

  • Opportunities to develop professionally and uncover skills you didn't know you had
  • The insider scoop on the entertainment industry and what happens behind the scenes
  • Relationships that will go beyond your collegiate career
  • Real-life experiences that will provide you with the confidence to delve into your next adventure

What to know before applying: 

  • The duration of the summer program regardless of which start/end option is 11 weeks.   
  • Program date options: 
  • Option 1: June 3rd – August 16th  
  • Option 2: June 10 th – August 23 rd  
  • Interns will be expected to work 35-40 hours per week in a hybrid capacity .  
  • Our internships are paid opportunities with a competitive hourly wage. Credit is not required; however, we will provide the necessary documentation for school credit if desired. Relocation is not provided.  
  • Interviewing will take place from February through mid-April. A WBD team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individual status updates. 

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values ​​by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at  along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability , and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at

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