CBS News Intern Program Internship

3.9 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (21 Intern Reviews)

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3.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

I learned what true journalism is.


Uppers

Being surrounded by the most amazing people in this industry. Having opportunities to pick their brains and work with them directly. Learning how to truly research and dig into a story and find elements that others wouldn't. See the process of producers as they take news stories and make them understandable and applicable to the entire public.


Downers

Very little oversight in my department. Other interns were either amazing or awful. It was fairly obvious who got here through connections vs. talent/hard work. While I personally don't think pay is required, there is frustration knowing that the interns working at NBC/ABC are getting paid for very similar work to what we are performing. Summer Interns at "60 Minutes" should get two- three weeks as a group in July to put together a 60 minutes style/quality piece. They would have enough time to put something together while still working on other topics/research etc...


Advice to Potential Interns

Be overly friendly to everyone-spend less time getting to know the other interns right off the bat and more time getting to know the employees. Act like you would want an intern working for you to act. Don't wait for people to ask you to do things. Step up and figure out what can be done.


Advice to Management

Allow interns the opportunity to have crossover into other areas if they want it. Applying for one area at CBS was the hardest thing I have ever done and I feel like different areas might benefit different people more/less. That being said...keep up the fantastic program. It is well-organized, super educational and motivated me every day. Thank you.


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Yes


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3.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

There's no such thing as good writing, only good rewriting


Uppers

Listening to all of the speakers, including Scott Pelley, David Rhodes, Jeff Fager, and Susan Zirinsky


Downers

Not being able to rotate to different departments


Advice to Potential Interns

Plenty of hands-on experience and networking opportunities, and the intern project is an amazing opportunity to produce your own segment and work with interns and producers from various departments.


Advice to Management

Compensation for travel and meals would be appreciated


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Yes


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3.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great place to go to work everyday.


Uppers

Easy to make great connections, access to a lot of technology, information, resources.


Downers

Tough to get assignments that possess actual value.


Advice to Potential Interns

Employees are all kind, friendly, and helpful.


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3.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

CBS NEW INTERNSHIP: MEDIOCRE TASKS WITH AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES


Uppers

We had a lot of great opportunities to speak to executives in the company. Got to see some cool things. The office was very friendly.


Downers

The everyday tasks were somewhat boring and felt some what unimportant. Sometimes I felt as though the office did not know what to do with us. I did a lot of just sitting there- not that I wanted more "busy" work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be very open in the beginning about your expectations.


Advice to Management

In the press office I would recommend assigning an intern to each of the publicists


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Yes


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3.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Met great people and had a lot of exposure to news pr


Uppers

The opportunities within the company that I was able to experience such as attending 60 minutes shoots and the evening news


Downers

Sometimes there was a shortage of valuable tasks to accomplish and I would have liked to do more outside of the office with the publicists


Advice to Potential Interns

A great company to work for with a cohesive corporate culture


Advice to Management

More money for interns and more responsibility put on us in the press office


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3.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

loved it


Uppers

I got a lot of hands on experience assisting the producers with their projects


Downers

I only had 10 weeks there, not enough time to really get comfortable and get good at what I was doing


Advice to Potential Interns

If you get into the CBS internship program, try as hard as you can to get in to the Investigative Unit. It is by far the best gig.


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2.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The most informative and interactive internship in network broadcast news.


Uppers

learning the real world experience of the broadcast industry and working on a group project.


Downers

lack of pay( but still wonderful experience!) in a expensive city as New York.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be proactive, make as many connections as possible and be willing to work on any project given to you with enthusiasm.


Advice to Management

n/a


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Yes


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3.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

CBS News Provides Unique Opportunity


Uppers

Going on shoots, the internship project, guest speakers.


Downers

Sitting around the office all day without much to do.


Advice to Potential Interns

Good for creating contacts at a major news industry, but if at Newspath will get less real world experience.


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3.2 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Learn the ins and outs of the broadcast news industry in this hands-on internship


Uppers

Great networking, learned new skills, gained insight into the industry


Downers

No pay, commute.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are passionate about television journalism and are responsible, independent and hard-working, this internship is for you.


Advice to Management

Pay us minimum wage. Every other network pays. Especially if it's 40 hours a week, which is full time.


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3.2 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Interns learns valuable lessons about industry, what it takes


Uppers

I really enjoyed earning bylines for video web write-ups on http://cbsthismorning.com. It was also incredibly beneficial to work with on social media and be put in the middle of all major interviews, stories, etc.


Downers

I don't think I can say I disliked any one aspect; overall, this has been a very informative, eye-opening, and valuable set of experiences for me. I will say it was a bit difficult to adjust to the 5:45am to 1:45pm schedule, but that was just a pretty fair trade-off for the rest of what this summer offered.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would advise finding someone you can work closely with on a daily basis. It helps you make a connection in the office, and allows you to seek out additional opportunities at CBS News.


Advice to Management

n/a


Would You Recommend

Yes


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