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CBS News Intern Fellowships (New York, New York)

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:52 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Part time
Opportunity: 
Internship
Details: 

The highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring a variety of backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The CBS News Fellowship is designed to attract candidates from a broad range of racial, ethnic, economic, age and geographical diversity, as well as candidates with disabilities.

Where can I intern?
New York. Department placement is the sole discretion of the Director.

What are the duties?
Learn fundamental newsgathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, log tapes, coordinate script, 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?
Students who are currently attending an ACEJMC accredited journalism or communication program and who 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. 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?
CBS will provide each fellow with lodging during the internship period, an hourly wage and an initial stipend to cover travel to New York. Fellows are responsible for arranging their own transportation, meals and other expenses over the 10-week period they are in the CBS intern program.

Do I have to get college credit?
CBS News does not require students to receive college credit. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting the requirements of their college/university.

When is the deadline?
Applications must be received by Feb. 21 of each year.

How do I apply?
Send the application, resume, transcript, an essay about why you should be chosen as a CBS News Fellow, 3 newsworthy story pitches, 2 recommendation letters 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 to:

Dorothy Bland
Dean and Graduate Institute Director
Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311460
Denton, TX 67203-5017
Dorothy.bland@unt.edu
Fax: 940-565-2370

What are the departments?
48 Hours

A CBS News magazine that goes behind the headlines to investigate baffling crimes, heartless scams and compelling real-life dramas.

60 Minutes
A CBS News magazine with investigative reports and features focusing on people and events in the news and behind the headlines.

CBSN
CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service. It's always on, always free, making CBS News' original, high-quality reporting available wherever you want to watch.

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

CBS Evening News
A nightly broadcast that covers breaking news reports, features and interviews by CBS News correspondents covering events throughout the world.

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

National Desk
This is the center for domestic newsgathering for all CBS News broadcasts.

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

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

Political Unit
The unit that covers presidential campaigns for the network and produces and coordinates coverage across all broadcast and digital platforms.

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

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

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

Weekend News
The weekend edition of Evening News broadcast. Features reports and interviews by CBS News correspondents covering events, trends and issues around the world.