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About Discovery Communications, Inc. Internship Program

Calling all Curiosity Seekers:

The Discovery INternship Program is on a mission to find the most ambitious, most creative, and most passionate students to #GetDiscovered and become a #DiscoveryINtern.

Through the Discovery INternship Program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn about the entertainment and media industry from the leader in global entertainment through a paid 12-week internship.

Here’s what we offer:

  • Getting your hands dirty with real work and project experiences
  • Mentorship from Discovery’s best and brightest
  • INtern Speaker Series with executives and employees across the business
  • Networking opportunities usually with great snacks
  • A creative, collaborative company culture with office spaces to match
  • Oh, and lots of swag

Here’s what you’ll take away:

  • Skills you didn’t know you had
  • The inside scoop on the TV industry and what happens behind the camera
  • Relationships that will go beyond your college career
  • Real life experiences that will prepare you for your next adventure
  • Did we mention swag? Lots of it

Here are the details:

  • This spring, our 12 week semester will be held from January 30th 2017 through April 21st 2017.
  • Our INternships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required, however we will provide documentation if necessary.
  • The application deadline is November 15th. After this date we cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed for the position.
  • Is a cover letter required? Nope! Please show us your passion for the position through your resume and preliminary questions we ask.

Interviewing will take place from October through December. A Discovery INtern team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position.

Discovery Communications is a family of 13 stellar U.S. networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Science Channel, Discovery Family Channel, American Heroes Chanel, Velocity, Destination America and Discovery Life Channel and two Hispanic brands in the U.S.—Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia. Extending across platforms, Seeker and SourceFed Studios continues Discovery Communications’ tradition of storytelling digitally. What we do digitally and on TV, Discovery Education does in classrooms by delivering high-quality, engaging content that transforms, empowers educators and captivates students.

Opportunities available in:

-Accounting and Finance

-Ad Sales

-Business & Legal Affairs

-Communications & Public Relations

-Creative & Design

-Digital Media

-Engineering & Media Technology


-Human Resources

-Insights & Research



-Process & Operations


-Social Media

-Talent Casting

-TV Development

-TV Programming & Scheduling


  • Must be currently enrolled as a full time student (proof of enrollment will be required if selected for an internship)
  • Students can receive academic credit (not required)
  • Must be a rising Junior, Senior, Graduate or Law student
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (US Only)
  • Must have appropriate work authorization
  • Must be able to commit to 20-30 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Other requirements may vary depending on specific internship role
Discovery Communications, Inc. Internship Program

Discovery INternship Program
Discovery Inc.
1 Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students, Business School Students, Law School Students


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