About C-SPAN

C-SPAN (Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network) began in 1979 as a public service cable TV network broadcasting the live proceedings of the House of Representatives. In addition to the original C-SPAN, the company now includes C-SPAN2, C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and C-SPAN.org. This corporation takes pride in its unbiased presentation of public policy events. It receives no government funding, no commercial advertising dollars and is a nonprofit educational organization.

The broad goal of the C-SPAN internship program is to introduce the best and the brightest interested in communications and politics to (what else?) the running of a cable television network and contemporary politics. Seven departments accept interns: marketing, programming, programming operations, information systems, new media, radio and engineering. Intern duties include researching, learning video production and assisting public relations.


Open to college juniors and seniors. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.


  • C-SPAN
  • Human Resources
  • 400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 650
  • Washington, DC 20001


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors


  • Washington, DC