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WAY Internship: The Lead with Jake Tapper: DC - Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Media & Journalism
  • Washington, DC
  • 3d left

AI generated summary

  • You must be a rising Senior undergrad, available during the week, with a 3.0 GPA, enrolled in a US college, and not in need of work visa sponsorship.
  • You will learn to build live programming, strengthen research skills, participate in show development, locate footage/sound bites, greet guests, and assist in script-writing for The Lead with Jake Tapper at CNN in DC.

Requirements

  • Candidates should be seeking a career in broadcast journalism and should be self-motivated, able to multitask
  • Candidates should have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects.
  • Interns need to be available during the week for this internship
  • This position is part of the WBD Academic Year (WAY) internship program. The program duration is 6 months, running from early October to mid April. Candidates will be expected to commit to the entire 6 month duration.
  • 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 Senior undergraduate, graduating in Spring 2025 (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..

Responsibilities

  • Students will get first-hand experience learning how to build live programming from both an editorial and production perspective.
  • Interns will strengthen their research skills; participate in futures meetings; use the various CNN’s databases to locate footage, tape and sound bites for packages and live air; and greet show guests among other opportunities.
  • Opportunity to participate in how the show ideas are developed, how videotape is gathered and edited, and the script-writing process.

FAQs

When does the WAY Internship for The Lead with Jake Tapper take place?

The internship runs from early October to mid April, lasting for a duration of 6 months.

What are the qualifications and experience required for this internship?

Candidates should be seeking a career in broadcast journalism, be self-motivated, able to multitask, have a good attitude, and function well in an environment with short deadlines. They must also be available during the week for this internship.

Is the internship paid?

Yes, this internship is a paid opportunity with a competitive hourly wage. Credit is not required, but documentation for school credit will be provided if desired. Relocation is not provided.

How many hours per week will interns be expected to work?

Interns will be expected to work 16-24 hours per week in a hybrid capacity.

Can international students apply for this internship?

Only 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 are eligible for this internship. Candidates on any student or exchange visa, including F-1 CPT, F-1 OPT, J-1, M-1, etc., will not be eligible for the program.

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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

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  • Create what's next

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  • 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.

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