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About Late Show with David Letterman, The

Now in its 18th season, The Late Show with David Letterman has garnered nine Emmys and mass audience appreciation. David Letterman’s show is known for its celebrity appearances, wry, topical humor and stupid pet tricks, among other things.

The Late Show accepts full-time interns in the writers, research, talent, production, and music departments. (There is also one part-time production finance internship open to finance or accounting majors only.) While all interns fulfill administrative duties, tasks vary greatly  between departments. Interns in “writers,” for example, work directly with the writers of the show, while interns in “talent” work with the department that handles the show’s guests. No day’s tasks are the same in the fast-paced environment that surrounds a daily show. Occasionally, Dave himself chooses an intern to taunt on live TV.


Open to current college students. All interns must be eligible to receive academic credit and have a GPA of at least 2.8. Communications, TV/Radio and Film majors are preferred, but all majors are encouraged to apply. Non-U.S. citizens are accepted.

Late Show with David Letterman, The

Janice Penino Vice President, Human Resources
Late Show with David Letterman, The
The Late Show with David Letterman
1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 975-5806


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors


New York, NY