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🚀 Internship

National Geographic NGC Editorial Research Intern, Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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  • The ideal candidate for the National Geographic NGC Editorial Research Internship at The Walt Disney Company must have strong communication skills, be analytical and well organized, majoring in a research-intensive field, able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines, self-motivated and resourceful, proficient in MS Word and Excel, adept at learning new software, and preferably bilingual with experience using databases. They must also be enrolled or recently graduated from a relevant Bachelor's degree program, be at least 18 years old with unrestricted work authorization, and able to work on-site in Washington, DC for the duration of the internship.
  • The National Geographic NGC Editorial Research Intern will learn and develop skills in reviewing non-fiction television content, fact-checking documentaries, researching projects, and assisting with program-related content under the mentorship of Research Managers and Directors at The Walt Disney Company.
Applications are closed

Summer Internship

Media & JournalismWashington, DC


  • Join us for the opportunity to learn how National Geographic upholds its world-class reputation for quality journalism, editorial integrity and factual accuracy in its television and film productions! You'll work alongside National Geographic's Editorial Research team as we partner with producers, scriptwriters, and our story development team. You'll get to dig deep on a wide range of subjects and topics - from ancient history to wildlife conservation to current events and beyond - as we safeguard National Geographic's standards and help create compelling, award-winning non-fiction programs. If selected for the opportunity, you will report directly to the Director, NGC Editorial Research.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and well organized
  • Majoring in a research-intensive field of study at the college level
  • Ability to handle and prioritize simultaneous projects and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and resourceful, with the ability to work independently
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel
  • Adept at learning new software – such as online research tools like Nexis and Google Scholar
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual
  • Experience using databases such as: JSTOR or Google Scholar
  • Education:
  • To be eligible for this internship you must be a junior, senior or a recent graduate (within 6 months of your graduation date) pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, English or related field
  • Eligibility Requirements & Program Information:
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • 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 have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session
  • Must be able to work on-site in Washington, DC and provide your own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship
  • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May 2024 – August 2024. Candidate must be available to work 40 hours/week in Eastern Standard time for the duration of the internship

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism


  • Learn Nat Geo’s industry-leading processes for reviewing television content for factual accuracy and editorial integrity. Key learning and development areas will include building skills for efficiently assessing the accuracy and quality of non-fiction television content, identification of credible & authoritative sources, and strategies for crafting edits to ensure accuracy as part of the post-production/creative process.
  • Assist with fact-checking of National Geographic documentaries and ancillary content at various stages of development, post-production, and delivery. The training and hands-on experience will culminate with the opportunity to research at least one program in its entirety, under the mentorship of a Research Manager.
  • Assist in researching and writing assessments for new projects under consideration. You will also assist in researching and writing program-related content, such as facts, quiz questions, and other digital/social promotional copy, under the guidance of the Editorial Research staff.
  • Learn how editorial standards are designed and refined by working with the Research Directors on special research, writing, and administrative projects.


Work type

Full time

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Washington, DC