CNN International Internships: ATL – Fall 2024

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Position description

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, thecreators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…


From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.


We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.


To see what it’s like to work at CNN, follow @WBDLife on Instagram and X!


Application Deadline: Friday, July 26th *  

*Pro Tip: Submit your application as soon as possible – applications could close earlier due to applicant volume!* 



Your New Role   

Overview of the internships 


We have multiple CNN International internship opportunities available. By applying to this posting, you will be considered for all internship opportunities within this area. These internships will be located in the Atlanta area. The selected interns will be expected to join us in the office on a regular cadence based on the intern manager’s in office schedule. 


This could include, but is not limited to: 


  • CNNI Productions Intern: ATL – Fall 2024

  • CNNI Planning Intern: ATL – Fall 2024


Your Role Accountabilities 

Duties could include: 

  • Working with a team that produces, writes, and creates original pieces for broadcast and online audiences

  • Learning about the technology and systems used in news and features production for digital, television, and social content

  • Researching, pitching, planning, and putting together stories, segments, and programs on topics like travel, business, African culture, conservation, and innovation

  • Handling logistics for guest bookings 

  • Attending editorial meetings and liaising with CNNI show teams

  • Making clips of interviews after they air

  • Contacting prospective guests for live shows


Qualifications & Experience 


Essentials needed for the positions that are similar across the above roles (these do not all have to apply to every single role)  

  • Keen interest in current events, international affairs, and telling engaging stories to a global audience

  • Journalism major or journalism experience a major plus

  • Understanding of international cultures and trends

  • Awareness of basic editing, shooting and production skills

  • Excellent communication skills both written and in person 

  • A great attitude and willingness to learn

  • Must show initiative and ask questions

  • Additional language skills are a plus

  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program for the full duration of the internship (proof of enrollment required)  

  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior Undergrad student (18 years or older)  

  • Must be in academic good standing (3.0 cumulative or above GPA) A transcript will be required to verify your GPA if an offer is extended. 

  • Warner Bros. Discovery will only consider candidates who are presently authorized to work for any employer in the United States and who will not require work visa sponsorship from Warner Bros. Discovery now or in the future in order to retain their authorization to work in the United States. Candidates currently on any student or exchange visa, including F-1 CPT, F-1 OPT, J-1, M-1, etc., will not be eligible for the internship program. 



What to know before applying: 

  • The duration of the program is 10 weeks  


Program dates: 

  • Start Date: October 7th 

  • End Date: December 13th  

  • Interns will be expected to work 16-24 hours per week in a hybrid capacity

  • Our internships are paid opportunities with a competitive hourly wage. Credit is not required; however, we will provide the necessary documentation for school credit if desired. Relocation is not provided.   

  • Interviewing will take place from July through Late August. A WBD team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individual status updates. 


About Our Internship Program 

WBD’s Internship Program is designed to nurture students professionally and personally. We attract the country’s boldest and brightest students for paid, for-credit, real-world internship experiences in the entertainment, tech, sports, news and media industries. We offer career-defining opportunities to learn valuable skills that will help you prepare for a successful future.  


Ready to learn more? Here’s what we offer: 

  • Hands-on work with passionate, talented team members in your field 

  • Mentorship from some of the industry’s kindest and most passionate entertainment veterans 

  • Engaging events including professional development seminars, panels with recruiters and former interns, intern-exclusive events, and so much more  

  • Access to top-level executives and employees through our Speaker Series and Roundtables 

  • Incredible networking opportunities with industry-leading professionals and a robust intern alumni network 

  • A creative, collaborative, and inclusive company culture  


What you can expect to take away from the semester: 

  • Opportunities to develop professionally and uncover skills you didn’t know you had 

  • The insider scoop on the entertainment industry and what happens behind the scenes 

  • Relationships that will go beyond your collegiate career 

  • Real-life experiences that will provide you with the confidence to delve into your next adventure  



How We Get Things Done…


This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at  along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

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