Everyone was so eager to teach me everything that they knew, everyone welcomed me warmly from the first day all the way to the last day, I was offered experiences that I never thought I would get because producers and BAs noticed the work I was doing, I got to work a varied schedule which allowed me to see every aspect of the show, I got to pitch my own story ideas, doing the internship project, having CBS producers and talent come and do workshops with us. I developed great connections and developed so many friendships with other interns and CBS employees that I will keep forever. The supervisors were so easy to work with and wanted us to succeed. There were no closed doors at CBS.
I enjoyed everything that I did at CBS and do not regret anything. There were times when there would be a lot of grunt work like logging, but these were all so beneficial to my learning and sometimes they were long, but I got so much faster at typing and multitasking. There were really no negatives to this internship. I loved it all.
Advice to Potential Interns
CBS is a great employer who values it's employees and wants everyone to feel at home and feel welcomed. I saw everyone working as a team and interacting as family. It is a working environment that is fast but everyone thrives. It is up to the employee to stay on top of items and complete as much as they can though, This is not a job for lazy people.
Advice to Management
I liked everything at CBS and thought I was treated with the highest respect and felt at home. I made great relationships with people and got along with everyone. I personally have no complaints and thought that diversity was great, hours were great, and compensation was great.
Sample Interview Questions
1. What is your favorite non-news show
2. Who is someone you look up to?
3. What date and time is 60 Minutes on?
4. Who is the anchor of CBS Evening News?
5. Tell me what is happening now in news on the political spectrum