CBS Corporation 2018 Smithsonian Channel Fall Internship- Production (Washington, DC) in Washington, District Of Columbia

2018 Smithsonian Channel Fall Internship- Production (Washington, DC)

REF#: 31329

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC

ABOUT US:

Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

DESCRIPTION:

Smithsonian Channel is seeking a Fall Intern to assist the Production Group in the Washington DC office. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide production assistance for local shoots

  • Conduct story development research

  • Organize and edit scripts for delivery

  • Assist with general production office support

  • Review submissions documents and pitch tapes under consideration by channel

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Current undergraduate student (rising junior or above)

  • Interest in the Cable/Entertainment Industry

  • 2.5 GPA or above

  • Submission of cover letter- required

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Ability to work at least 20 hours/week from September- December

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Able to provide administrative suppose as needed

Preferred:

  • Strong writing skills

  • Social Media Skills

  • Photo editing/ photoshop skills

  • Familiarity with Google Products

  • Knowledge and understanding of digital marketing strategies

  • Cable television experience a plus

  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above average GPA, a plus

  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled