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CNN Public Relations Intern: DC - Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Starts on Oct 06
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Media & Journalism
  • Washington, DC
  • 10d left

AI generated summary

  • You: College student in related fields, strong communication skills, AP Style writing, organized, interest in news media, rising Junior/Senior, 3.0 GPA, US work authorization.
  • You will monitor press coverage, develop media lists, draft social media posts, pitch for coverage, support event logistics, and generate creative publicity ideas for CNN's DC Public Relations team.


  • College student majoring in public relations, communications, public affairs, journalism, political science and/or related fields.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and use of AP Style writing.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work efficiently under quick deadlines.
  • Interest in news and digital media.
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude, willingness to learn
  • 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 *Undergrad* Student (18 years or older)
  • Must be in academic good standing (3.0 or above cumulative GPA)
  • 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.


  • The CNN DC Public Relations team seeks an enthusiastic and organized intern to support its daily workflow and long-term strategic communications efforts. Candidates must have a passionate interest in the news, digital media and the journalism industry as a whole. Familiarity with CNN’s networks and platforms is strongly preferred.
  • Monitor and collect press coverage to share with wider team.
  • Develop and maintain media lists.
  • Maintain a database of various internal trackers and organize press lists.
  • Draft social media posts and develop creative publicity ideas through social media channels.
  • Support pitching efforts in order to secure coverage in external outlets.
  • Daily public relations support of programming and newsgathering needs, especially as it relates to CNN’s political coverage of the 2024 presidential election cycle.
  • Support event logistics for marketing executions for the CNN brand and talent.
  • Generate innovative ideas to participate in brainstorming sessions.


What are the qualifications required for the CNN Public Relations Internship in DC for Fall 2024?

Qualifications for this internship include being a college student majoring in public relations, communications, public affairs, journalism, political science, or related fields. Candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of AP Style writing, be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, and work efficiently under quick deadlines. Additionally, candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program for the full duration of the internship, be a rising Junior or Senior undergrad student, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Candidates must also be authorized to work in the United States and not require work visa sponsorship.

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.