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CNN Documentary Internships: NYC - Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Starts on Oct 06
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Data
    Media & Journalism
  • New York City
  • 10d left

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  • You must be a rising Junior or Senior, enrolled in a college degree program with a 3.0 GPA, authorized to work in the US, with sharp organizational skills, research background, and problem-solving ability for this internship.
  • You will assist with pitching story ideas, setting up shoots, gathering materials, scriptwriting, editing, administrative tasks, and organizing video for CNN documentary internships in NYC with Warner Bros. Discovery.


  • Qualifications & Experience:
  • Essentials needed for the positions that are similar across the above roles (these do not all have to apply to every single role)
  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program for the full duration of the internship (proof of enrollment required)
  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior (18 years or older)
  • Please change the posting if the team is only approved for / accepting undergrad applicants
  • Must be in academic good standing (3.0 cumulative or above GPA) A transcript will be required to verify your GPA if an offer is extended.
  • Warner Bros. Discovery will only consider candidates who are presently authorized to work for any employer in the United States and who will not require work visa sponsorship from Warner Bros. Discovery now or in the future in order to retain their authorization to work in the United States. Candidates currently on any student or exchange visa, including F-1 CPT, F-1 OPT, J-1, M-1, etc., will not be eligible for the internship program.
  • Sharp organizational skills.
  • Research background.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Able to function in a fast paced, high volume environment.


  • Duties could include:
  • Assist in pitching story ideas.
  • Assist in setting up shoots and gathering editorial and video materials.
  • Assist in end to end from scriptwriting process through edit.
  • Assist with basic administrative and production tasks.
  • Gathering video, preparing, and organizing.


What are the qualifications needed for the CNN Documentary Internships in NYC for Fall 2024?

The qualifications include being actively enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program, being a rising junior or senior, having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, having sharp organizational skills, a research background, problem-solving ability, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

What are the key responsibilities of the interns in the CNN Documentary Internship program?

Interns will assist in pitching story ideas, setting up shoots, gathering editorial and video materials, scriptwriting, basic administrative and production tasks, and organizing video content.

When does the internship program start and end, and how many hours per week are interns expected to work?

The program starts on October 7th and ends on December 13th. Interns are expected to work 16-24 hours per week in a hybrid capacity.

Does the CNN Documentary Internship program offer paid opportunities?

Yes, the internships are paid with a competitive hourly wage. Credit is not required, but documentation for school credit is provided if desired. Relocation is not provided.

How can applicants find out if they have been selected for an internship position?

Interviewing will take place from July through Late August. A WBD team member will contact applicants if their experiences and interests match an open internship position. Unfortunately, individual status updates are not provided due to the high volume of applications.

Entertainment & Media

Mission & Purpose

Warner Bros. Discovery is a global media and entertainment company, known for producing and distributing a wide range of content, including films, television shows, and digital content. Their ultimate mission is to captivate audiences worldwide by creating compelling and innovative stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. With a strong focus on storytelling and creativity, Warner Bros. Discovery aims to enrich people's lives through entertainment and provide a diverse array of content across various platforms. Their purpose is to connect people through shared experiences and to continue being a leading force in the entertainment industry, shaping the future of entertainment in the UK and beyond.

Culture & Values

  • Act as one team

    Trust each other, succeed together, and grow together. Collaborate across teams and make decisions that are best for WBD overall. Prioritize growth, development, and well-being for our teams. Respect and support each other, and celebrate wins.

  • Create what's next

    Be curious, innovate, and focus on the future. Drive change, embrace disruption, and never stop learning. Use data and technology to transform what we create and how we tell stories and deliver. Experiment, fail fast, acknowledge mistakes and learn from them.

  • Empower Storytelling

    Put creators, consumers and partners at the center, and share extraordinary stories. Tell stories that entertain and inspire our viewers, communities, and each other. Foster creativity by giving the freedom to try new things and produce our best work. Deliver the best experience; anticipate what consumers want and be fan obsessed.

  • Champion Inclusion

    Empower others, have courage, and pursue equity. Amplify the voices of global storytellers to reflect audiences around the world. Intentionally seek out diversity, remove barriers, and create space for all to share ideas and be heard. Actively listen and lead with empathy, integrity, and transparency.

  • Dream it & own it

    Advocate the mission, move with speed, and drive results. Have an owner's mindset; bring a perspective, take decisive rapid action, and manage spend responsibly. Make clear choices, set ambitious goals, and be accountable for results. Speak up and fearlessly challenge the norm.