CNN Internships in Journalism 2017, London, UK

Publish Date: May 25, 2017

Deadline: Jul 01, 2017

Are you the top of your class? Does your lecturer agree?

CNN is looking for its next bright internship stars.

As one of the world's news leaders we are interested in creative and energetic people with diverse perspectives and talents.

We offer internships at our central London Bureau, where we help to bring the news to more than 250 million homes around the world. We are looking for CNN's future: people with fresh ideas, innovative viewpoints, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to the highest standards of journalism.

At our central London bureau we offer 8 internships spanning from newsgathering to special feature programmes, digital and sports.

Interns play an important role in the daily operations of CNN. In fact, many of the current journalists within the London bureau started out as interns.

The internships are designed for recent broadcast journalism graduates or graduates from a related field seeking a career in journalism. You must be a British/EU citizen or have the right to work in the UK long term prior to applying for our intern programme. We are unable to accept people with short term work/study visas. Language skills are not essential but would be an advantage. Good English and grammar skills are a must.


Primary responsibilities include research, fact-checking, transcribing footage, assisting on shoots, contributing story and show ideas, attending planning and creative meetings and sourcing images and footage.

Candidates should be detail-orientated, have strong writing and research skills, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and have the confidence to pitch story ideas and potential guests to show producers.

- Sports (Broadcast) Download application on the official website. If you would like to be considered for this internship please send your application to Zayn Nabbi

If you would like to be considered for any of the four below news internships please download application on the official website and send completed form to

- The News desk

- Current affairs programmes (Amanpour / The World Right Now, with Hala Gorani)

- CNN Vision internship.
CNN Vision is a global production team who make CNN International’s premium lifestyle content, documentaries and specials – on television, digital and social platforms

- Interview Content Producing & guest booking
The content producing (or planning) internship is right in the heart of the newsroom and central to CNN’s coverage of breaking news stories. The main role of the planning desk is to find and secure the most compelling, interesting and relevant voices across the world to give insight into the top stories of the day. The ideal candidate will have an eye for a strong interview idea, excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense (to get guests to the right place at the right time), acute attention to detail, quick to learn, adaptable and overall a great team player. The planning desk can be fast-paced and intense during breaking news, with periods of downtime which allow for forward planning.


Responsibilities include research, producing content in the CMS and assisting the team on the homepage and other platforms. There may be opportunities to write.

The successful candidate will have a strong and broad knowledge of international affairs, understand digital journalism (including SEO and social), have a meticulous eye for detail and be able to work under pressure.

These internships are well suited to someone who has recently graduated with a masters in digital journalism and who wants to pursue a career in digital journalism.

-Motion Graphics
The Motion Graphics intern for Digital Video in London will assist Designers and Producers with graphics and animations for all CNN digital platforms. The Video Development Group is split into two primary units, focusing on daily turn news & feature content, as well as longer-lead series. This internship position will spend time with both units, creating an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills over the course of the program. The intern may assist with the following: animate video package elements - including opens, lower thirds, and text on screen - help craft smart and engaging explainer videos, explore sound design and editing in Adobe Premiere, mask photos and rotoscope video, as well as research and asset gathering.

Download application on the official website. If you would like to be considered for a Motion Graphics internship please send your completed application to Ignacio Osorio

-Digital Features (Online content only)
Download application on the official website. If you would like to be considered for a Digital ( internship please send your completed application to Mark Tutton

-Digital Sports (Online content only)
Download application on the official website. If you would like to be considered for a Digital Sports (Online content only) internship please send your application to

-Digital News (Online content only)
Download application on the official website. If you would like to be considered for a Digital News (Online content only) internship please send your application to Bryony Jones

Annual dates for our internships:

1st January - 30th April (applications must be received by 1st November)
1st May - 31st August (applications must be received by 1st March)
1st September - 31st December (applications must be received by 1st July)

Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to reply to each person individually. We will contact you should you have specific questions regarding the internship.

We do not take calls regarding internships so please bear in mind that we will contact you if your application is being considered for interview. Interviews will usually take place 5 weeks prior to the start date of the internships you are applying for.

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