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The CBS News Internship Program is an educational program designed for students interested in pursuing a career in Journalism, Broadcasting or Communication.

Departments:  Students do not choose a show or department. Placement is at the sole discretion of the Coordinator. Each student is selected and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of positions varies for each semester.

Placement Possibilities:

CBS Evening News
60 Minutes
48 Hours
THe Early Show
Weekend News
Sunday Morning
Face the Nation
News Productions
Radio News
CBS News Marketing
Broadcast Marketing
Investigative Unit
Channel One News
CBS News Press Office

Duties: Assignments vary day to day. Interns can expect to log tapes, coordinate script, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist staff members.

Students who are currently attending an accredited college and have achieved junior or senior status are eligible. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred; other majors will be considered. Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment.

This is an unpaid internship. Students are required to provide official documentation on school letterhead confirming that they will receive credit for the internship. This documentation must be on file prior to start date.

Application Status:
Due to the high volume of applicants, the office cannot respond to application‐status inquiries. The office reviews all submitted applications and contacts qualified candidates for a phone interview.

Fall and spring applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The summer program selects and assigns students on a first-come, first-served basis; summer applications will not be accepted after Feb. 28 of each year.

Internship Locations:
New York, Washington DC
*Interns are responsible for housing & expenses.

SPRING: January to May
The student arranges exact start and end date

SUMMER: June to August
Full time over the course of ten weeks

FALL: September to December
The student arranges exact start and end date

Visit for more information on how to apply.


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