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Spring 2019 CNN Intern - Investigative Unit

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CNN Special Investigations Unit is part of CNN's Peabody and Emmy award-winning investigative and documentary teams. These units produce the CNN Presents program and contribute to all CNN shows and platforms, including prime-time shows like Anderson Cooper 360.
What will you be doing?
  • The Special Investigations intern will specifically shadow and observe Investigative Unit producers, video editors, and others involved in reporting and producing investigations out of CNN's Washington D. C. Bureau.
  • The intern will learn how to conduct research, assist in production, assist in reporting stories, and help develop stories for investigations that will appear across CNN's shows and platforms, including on-line at CNN's award-winning, widely seen news site, CNN. com.
  • The intern will also assist with video and photo research and whenever possible accompany producers on shoots in the field in the Washington D. C. area.
  • Reporting experience and basic production skills are helpful. Interns need to be available during the week.
What do we need from you?
In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred:
  • Candidate should be seeking a career in long-form or even investigative reporting, and maybe broadcast journalism specifically.
  • Needs to be very self-motivated, ability to work in a team environment and multi-task, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with at times short deadlines and quick turnaround projects.
  • Cover letters are REQUIRED for application.


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