Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spring 2012 Public Relations Intern at Time Warner in Washington, DC

Interns gain insight into the publicity process while interning in Washington. They strengthen their research and publicity skills while contributing to the network's media relations and occasionally participating in staff and planning meetings. Interns may have the opportunity to accompany publicists to Public Relations (PR) events, interviews, etc. Interns will learn how to compile media contact lists, search for press clips, craft and implement pitches, and support publicists in day-to-day publicity efforts with Washington programming, both proactively and reactively. Interns may learn how to use LexisNexis, media editing programs to check transcripts and assist in basic administrative tasks. Intern’s schedules vary and may include weekend and evening work, depending on breaking news. 

Interns have the opportunity to participate in how publicity ideas are developed, how pitches are designed and implemented, the pitch- and release-writing process, and how publicity is built from a strategic network perspective. Assist Washington publicists and support overall efforts of entire CNN PR department, including New York and Atlanta. The DC PR office is heavily focused on the political climate and upcoming special political programming.

In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred. Candidate should be seeking a career in public relations, communications, and/or journalism. The candidate should also have a good understanding of the political process. Should be professional, self-motivated, be able to multitask, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects. Some evening and/or weekend work may be required depending on the news climate.

CNN America Inc. is a division of the CNN News Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. This 24-hour news network is the world’s most trusted name in news today. CNN provides its audience with in-depth, live coverage and analysis of breaking news events from around the world. CNN also offers a full range of programs covering the latest in business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news, as well as topical, in-depth interviews.

Students @ Work Internships paid at minimum-wage and structured to last 10 to 12 weeks. Program dates are January 30th – April 20th. Course Credit is available. Resume and Cover Letter are required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Students seeking college credit are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program. 

Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner’s Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Future semester Internship postings will be available after the current semester deadline.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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