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4.0 of 5 stars (165 Ratings)

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Intern makes big impact at CBS

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people are really, really great. I also enjoyed working with a number of interns and helping producers.

Downers

Sometimes there's just not enough to do, I wish I was doing more at points and it can be tough working in such a huge place like CTM

Advice to Potential Interns

I think it would be help if the person was very organized because a lot of the job is doing little things and having to keep up on them.

Advice to Management

I think it would be easier if there was a more helpful guide that I could look at to make sure I'm doing something right rather than have to just try and remember it. I like visual things.

Sample Interview Questions

Who hosts CBS This morning?
Who hosts CBS evening News?

Would You Recommend

Yes

A Real World Experience at CBS

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I am able to meet people who have excelled in the broadcast journalism field. Everyone is nice and approachable. I am able to ask many questions and pick reporters' brain, asking for career advice.

Downers

I did not dislike anything.

Advice to Potential Interns

You should ask a ton of questions and ask anyone if they need help. Ask what their life story is and how they got to this place.

Advice to Management

Nothing to recommend. Everything was run first class.

Sample Interview Questions

Who are the anchors of CBS This Morning?
What would people not expect of you when seeing you?

Would You Recommend

Yes

CBS News Turns College Students into Professional Journlists

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Learning how to apply my journalism studies into a hard news atmosphere.

Downers

I have no critiques about this internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be on top of current events and stay unbiased.

Sample Interview Questions

Who hosts the CBS Evening News?

When does 60 Minutes air?

Who hosts CBS This Morning?

What is your journalism background?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best Summer Experience Ever.

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Making connections, learning more about the news industry, and learning what it takes to get a job in the news.

Downers

No complaints whatsoever.

Advice to Potential Interns

Working in Newspath will give you the best overall experience in many areas.

Advice to Management

N/A

Would You Recommend

Yes

CBS News Internship Program Offers Students Hands-On Experience - AND Life-long Skills

4.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

-Friendly employees who want to help interns learn the job

-Accessibility to employees and on-air talent for informational interviews

-Weekly intern discussions with top CBS employees

-Organized activities for interns to interact

-Hands-on experience

Downers

-Unpredictable schedule (department specific)

Advice to Potential Interns

CBS News cares about their interns and uses this program to gain potential employees. You will gain experience that you can use in your desired field, while also building connections with incredibly talented members of the TV news field.

Sample Interview Questions

Who is the anchor for CBS Evening News?

Who are the anchors for CBS This Morning?

Who is your favorite journalist?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Working alongside seasoned political journalists, welcomed intern is immersed in 2016 election coverage and research

4.4 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

+ Meeting my childhood favorite reporter!
+ Working with expensive camera equipment to create a story for evaluation by the company's executives (how cool)! Their time, insight and advice was invaluable
+ Lectures from talented journalists throughout the company who have varying roles/contribution toward news coverage
+ Observing the reporting process from internal email chains, in which great reporters like John ****, Nancy Cordes,, etc. participated

Downers

I experienced serious flaws in the pay system. My direct deposit didn't work until the penultimate week of the internship. While I ultimately got my paychecks, no one in HR returned my calls or emails. No intern received their compensation until a month into the program, which is a delay I've never seen working for any company. Fortunately, I had a scholarship to cover living in New York this summer, but if it were any other student, he/she might not have been able to make rent.

Advice to Potential Interns

CBS News is an extremely ethical and diverse news organization! Never have I worked in such a professional environment with such motivated employees. This intern program is extremely organized, with lectures from CBS staff, fun outdoor events (like kickball), and very clear work expectations. My hours were never terribly crazy, and the corporation offered overtime!

Advice to Management

Definitely improve issues surrounding payroll and direct deposit, which was pretty frustrating. Also, I would recommend sending out the intern assignments all at once instead of sporadically, over about a week. This was disheartening to some, who perceived a delay in selection as an indication that they were unpopular among the departments.

Sample Interview Questions

- What are your interests in journalism?
- What is your involvement with journalism in school?
- What are your future goals?
- Who is your favorite reporter?
- What time does the Evening News air?
- Who hosts the Evening News?
- Who hosts CBS This Morning?
- Who hosts Sunday Morning?
- What times does 60 Minutes air?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Breaking into Breaking News

4.7 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

We were granted access to the highest production of journalism in the world. I was pleasantly surprised to see a camaraderie between employees throughout the building. Interns were treated as humans and it felt like most superiors recognized that the interns wanted to learn and were willing to assist with what they could.

Downers

It felt like some of the arrogant and more bossy interns were being rewarded by superiors for their "motivation," but we were all advised to not act like this.

Advice to Potential Interns

CBS has an unique vibe that reflects its high level of journalism. However, there are improvements that can be made and CBS is slowly evolving. This is where interns can be very helpful to one of the oldest and more prestigious businesses in the journalism field.

Advice to Management

There is a level of nepotism that is evident even in the intern group. I do not think this is fair because it undercuts the hardworking interns who have worked so hard to just intern at CBS.

Would You Recommend

Yes

CBS News Internship Program

4.5 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The atmosphere, work environment, people, experiences, and opportunities given to me were so unique and awesome.

Downers

The hours were sometimes rough, especially the intern shift of 4am - 12pm. But it was something that I eventually got used to.

Advice to Potential Interns

Make as many connections as possible, always ask if there is something you can do to help, remember everyone's names and positions within the company.

Advice to Management

Honestly not too much; I had such a great experience I didn't see too many things wrong. Maybe the only thing would be to hire less interns actually, since at CTM we seemed a bit overstaffed at times.

Sample Interview Questions

Name all of the anchors on 'x' show.

Who is your favorite journalist?

Who is the President of CBS News?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great and eye opening to what it really takes to work in a network news company.

4.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

awesome people, great openness in office space, cool things to work with

Downers

not enough hands on opportunities, lots of down time

Advice to Potential Interns

Be diligent with getting to know people that is truly how you grow in this industry

Advice to Management

Allow less hand holding and throw us into the fire more give us something to strive for and do so down time is wanted not hated

Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work for CBS?

Would You Recommend

Yes

New Perspectives

4.6 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Office environment, mentorship

Downers

Project group dynamics

Advice to Potential Interns

Take initiative, ask questions, reach out to as many people as you can.

Advice to Management

Better streamlining system of transitioning interested interns into news associates program, mid-summer program check-ins.

Sample Interview Questions

Who is the anchor of the CBS Evening News?
What time and day does CBS This Morning air?
Who are the current presidential candidates?

Would You Recommend

Yes

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