CBS News Internship Program

This is an educational program designed for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism, broadcasting or production. Each student is selected and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where can I intern?
New York or Washington D.C.

Do I get to choose my department?
No, placement is at the sole discretion of the Director.

What are the departments?

"CBS Evening News" (NY & DC)
A nightly broadcast that covers breaking news reports, features and interviews by CBS News correspondents covering events throughout the world.

"60 Minutes" (NY & DC)
A CBS News magazine with investigative reports and features focusing on people and events in the news and behind the headlines.

"48 Hours" (NY)
A CBS News magazine that goes behind the headlines to investigate -- with cutting-edge style and journalistic integrity -- baffling crimes, heartless scams and compelling real-life dramas.

"CBS This Morning" (NY & DC)
One of three live national morning shows that reports on a variety of topics including general news, business, consumer affairs, entertainment, health and medical.

Weekend News (NY & DC)
The weekend edition of daily Evening News broadcast. It features reports and interviews by CBS News correspondents covering events, trends, and issues around the world.

"CBS Sunday Morning" (NY)
A weekly broadcast reviewing events of the preceding week, covering the world of fine art, music, nature, sports, science and Americana.

"Face the Nation" (DC)
A weekly broadcast hosted by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer that discusses current national affairs with the principal newsmaker(s) of the week.

News Marketing (NY)
The unit that produces on-air promotion for television, radio and print for all network news broadcasts.

Radio News (NY & DC)
The network radio station with hourly newscasts, instant coverage of breaking stories, special reports, updates, features, customized reports and newsfeed material for 500+ affiliates.

Newspath (NY & DC)
The newsgathering and distribution unit that gathers footage, edits and redistributes video to affiliates about national & international news, weather, sports, health reports, business & consumer news.

Press Office (NY)
The department that handles publicity for all CBS News broadcasts.

Investigative Unit (NY & DC)
The unit that produces hard-hitting, in-depth stories about government waste, homeland security, terrorism, crime, health insurance, medical fraud, etc.

Broadcast Marketing (NY)
The unit that is a liaison between CBS News broadcasts & affiliates.

What are the duties?
Log tapes, coordinate scripts, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist staff members. *Duties vary in each department.

What are the requirements?
Current undergraduate students (rising junior or above) 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 -- full time during the summer months; at least two full weekdays in fall/spring. Recent graduates are not eligible for this program. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Is this a paid position?
Yes, CBS News will compensate each student an hourly wage. CBS News does not require students to receive college credit. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting the credit requirements of their college/university.

When is the deadline?
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 February 28 of each year. The number of positions varies for each semester.

How do I apply?
Send an application (click to print), resume, transcript (can be unofficial), a one-page essay about why you want the internship and a letter from your university confirming that you are a student working toward a degree at their accredited college and support your participation in a paid internship at CBS News.

Send to:

Katie Curcio
Director, Intern Program
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(Fax) 212-975-6699

Due to the high volume of applicants, the office cannot respond to application-status inquiries; completed application packets are reviewed and qualified students are contacted directly.

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