CBS News Intern Program Internship

3.9 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (52 Intern Reviews)

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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Fast paced, constantly challenging, and immensley rewarding journalism training


Uppers

The people here are phenomenal and the culture is contagious. Being surrounded by helpful and intelligent mentors was by far the best part of my experience.


Downers

If anything it was just too short


Advice to Potential Interns

Know the company and know the shows. Do your homework and come in with an open mind. Job descriptions don't exist in this business, if you want to be successful you can't consider yourself entitled to anything, at least at first.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A place were 10 seconds is enough time to make an impression on many. Networking, networking and more networking.


Uppers

The best part is the networking and hands on experience. (NEWSPATH)


Downers

The stipend could be a little more


Advice to Potential Interns

Get lost in that building and meet as many people as you can.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Gained valuable experience in a national-sized journalism newsroom


Uppers

getting to help out with actual stories, had a legitimate editorial input with producers


Downers

didn't have my own desk space


Advice to Potential Interns

Smile! and be friendly. This is a great place.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

An overall great experience with people that truly and honestly care about your success.


Uppers

The people, no matter how high-up they were, were willing to listen and expressed a genuine interest in the things that interested me which I really appreciated.


Downers

Sometimes the duties at Newspath weren't as defined so some days I was not as active, but those times I tried to find projects outside of the department.


Advice to Potential Interns

Mr. Kurt Davis is doing a great job trying to reinvent Newspath's image, so I believe that there is a modernization that will be beneficial for the brand.


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4.2 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Dreams Become a Reality while interning with CBS News


Uppers

I have definitely learned how to work well under pressure and to constantly maintain a positive attitude as a result of this internship. In the future I will be used to working with people from varying backgrounds and personalities and as a result, adapt to the environment a lot better.


Downers

I didn't like how I didn't have tasks to do at times, however I know that the reasons make sense since interns can't help with everything.


Advice to Potential Interns

Because there won't be things to do all the time, I would tell potential interns to do anything and everything. It is not enough to execute a task, but do it with a smile so they can think of you for the next time.


Advice to Management

I had a great schedule and even as a person of color, I felt that this summer's internship group was pretty diverse.


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4.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

One of the best experiences of my life


Uppers

The best aspects were the connections I was able to make. Also, everyone was very nice and accommodating.


Downers

There wasn't a thing that I didn't enjoy.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take all the opportunities you get and make sure you make the best of what you have.


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3.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Interview and Logging


Uppers

Interviewing professional athletes


Downers

Having to log video, research


Advice to Potential Interns

Find a department you're interested in


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3.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Interns See Cool Things.


Uppers

working with producers, learning from broadcast associates, cookies on Fridays.


Downers

commuting


Advice to Potential Interns

Always be willing to help out with anything, nothing is beneath you.


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3.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

This internship was very rewarding.


Uppers

Welcoming people, interactive work


Downers

It was difficult to get work when there were more interns in our department than there was work for


Advice to Potential Interns

Put your self out there and try and talk to people on a personal level


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3.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

An internship so great that I wanted to wake up at 3:00 am to get to the office because everyone I worked with was so awesome.


Uppers

Accessiblity to amazing resources and everyone at CBS was so willing to share advice and spend time talking to you.


Downers

I did not like all the logging and transcribing interviews. But it needs to be done.


Advice to Potential Interns

They want people who can get the tasks done in a timely fashion and not screw them up - because they are simple tasks and they want to be able to rely on us to get stuff done and then they will continue giving you tasks.


Advice to Management

I think more socioeconomic diversity would be useful. Another opportunity to sit with the higher-ups, the senior producers, would have been good.


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