About BET

A subsidiary of Viacom, BET was the first African-American-owned cable television network, and has been the biggest name in African-American entertainment for over 20 years.  The station offers a wide variety of programming, ranging from talk shows to music videos, as well as a reality TV show.

BET offers internships in every department: BET Interactive, BET Jazz, creative services, marketing, advertising, fashion, print and design, broadcast engineering, public relations, human resources, legal, news and programming, information services, music programming and many more.  Naturally, intern duties vary from department to department.  Overall, students will learn about BET's long and short-term goals and objectives, as well as gain introductory experience in the corporate and television production arenas.


Open to currently enrolled college students. Graduate and law school students may also apply for some positions, as long as they are eligible to receive academic credit.


  • 1 BET Plaza
  • 1235 W Street NE
  • Washington, DC 20018-1211


  • Number of Interns: 51-100
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: n/a
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC