Launched in 1985 by founder and chairman John Hendricks, Discovery Communications Inc. is a nonfiction multimedia company for home entertainment, interactive multimedia, publishing, merchandising and international sales and distribution. The company went public in September 2008. Discovery Communications has over 100 worldwide networks, including the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Discovery HD Theater and Planet Green. Through popular programs, such as MythBusters, Trading Spaces and Shark Week, Discovery explores insightful topics related to science, technology, culture, history, human adventure and health. Its many educational programs, products and services, including digital media services like howstuffworks.com, reach over 1.5 billion subscribers in 180 countries.
Interns gain hands-on training and project management experience in various departments, including sales, advertising, production, marketing, communications, accounting, finance, information technology and human resources, with only 30 percent of their tasks being administrative. Other perks include lunch and learn sessions and networking opportunities with top executives at TLC, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. Internships are available in Discovery’s Silver Spring, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Charlotte offices.
Open to current college students who have finished at least their sophomore year, as well as current graduate students. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applicants must be eligible for college credit and able to work in the United States. Interns must be prepared to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY