Apply for an International Internship at CNN

Apply for an International Internship at CNN

The Cable News Network (CNN) is a multinational cable news channel headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. It is owned by CNN Global, which is part of Warner Bros. Discovery. It was founded in 1980 by American media proprietors Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch in 1980, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage and the first all-news television channel in the United States.

We have multiple CNN International internship opportunities available. By applying to this posting, you will be considered for internship opportunities within this area.

This could include, but is not limited to:
• CNN International Features
• CNN International Newsgathering
• CNN International Productions
• CNN International Editorial
• CNN International Planning

The Teams
CNNi Newsgathering: CNN's International Newsource team manages the network's relationships with paying partners around the world, gathers and produces video to and from our affiliate partners, and handles any additional requests, including but not limited to: live reporters, anchor interviews, studio bookings, and more.

CNNi Productions: CNN Vision is a global production team creating documentaries and feature stories that engage, inform and entertain audiences on CNN's television and digital platforms around the world. Check us out at:

CNNi Editorial: CNNI interns begin by training with our Associate Producers to help pull together elements needed for shows. They gain exposure to all aspects of show production, and depending on their interests and abilities, are allowed to work with various teams during their time with the company.

CNNi Planning: The CNN International Planning team is based in the CNN Atlanta, London, and Hong Kong bureaus. Planning producers coordinate guest chases with show teams and each other across all time zones. Planning producers handle future and day-of guest bookings for the network.

The Daily
Duties could include:
• Researching stories
• Gathering, curating, and distributing the best visual material to affiliates
• Programming of live signals for affiliate use
• Broadcast script-writing and video/package production
• Editing video
• Learning about the technology and systems used in news and features production
• Generating ideas and contributing to the execution of award-winning weekly and monthly programming

The Essentials
Essentials needed for the positions that are similar across the above roles (these do not all have to apply to every single role)
• Cover letter required. Please submit your cover letter as one PDF along with your resume.
• Passionate about news
• Strong interest in international affairs
• Must have strong communication and writing skills
• Awareness of basic editing and shooting for broadcast
• Bi-lingual or Multi-lingual skills a plus
• A great attitude and willingness to learn
• 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.

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

And finally, what to know before applying:
• The duration of the program is 10-12 weeks dependent on the student's availability based on semester schedule
• Program date options:
• Start Date: June 5th or June 12th
• End Date: August 18th or August 25th
• 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.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The rate listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Rate: $19 per hour USD for undergrad interns, $25 per hour USD for graduate level interns

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 with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

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