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Cuomo Prime Time Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

This internship is a great way to see the inner workings of a prime-time nightly news show. It is very guest-driven, unlike any typical newscast. Story ideas are based on guests that can bring unique perspectives to the issues of the day. You'll learn basic production skills (cutting video, graphics) as well as the booking process. Great experience working in a face-paced news environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

Very fast-paced and high-pressure environment. Don't expect to be catered to, or that opportunities will find you. Seek out work and request face-to-face or video meetings with individual team members.
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CNN Political Unit intern

June 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I enjoyed working with the Political Unit on research and reporting on the 2020 election.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I truly had an amazing experience even though it was remote.

Advice

Be proactive and eager to learn. Also, be sure to have strong skills in Excel.
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Sports Newsgathering Intern

June - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Everyone at CNN was incredibly helpful and genuinely wanted all the interns to grow. I was encouraged to shadow people in every department, not just my own.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I loved it!

Advice

The experience is what you make it. Ask questions and show a genuine curiosity and desire to learn.
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Operations Engineer

July 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Career advancement opportunities. Talented mentors.

What I wish was different

Advice

Learn everything from everyone and take the opportunities to interact with leaders. Word travels just like the news.
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Documentary Unit Intern

September 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

There are lots of opportunities to network and take more responsibility with projects.

What I wish was different

Sometimes the work could be slow.

Advice

Really try to network with everyone at CNN and make connections! Most people are really nice and willing to sit down for coffee.
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News Intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Learning how news operates on a national level and gaining producing, writing, and reporting experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have gone out with reporters to the Capitol and White House.

Advice

Don't be afraid to be bold and ask for things to do. I took initiative a lot of the time and it made all the difference in my experience.
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Journalist Intern

May - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The opportunity to create Network

What I wish was different

more time to experience longer the internship and CNN world

Advice

only do your best, work more that yo are asking for. This experience was amazing because I was always open to work with people with different backgrounds, ages and nationalities.
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Intern, The Lead With Jake Tapper

September - December 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I really got to see each stage of the production and newsgathering process.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take every opportunity you can get, because everyone at the company is really accessible!
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Research Intern

August 2016 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The internship was challenging and rewarding at the same time. It provided me with the optimal opportunity to work with people in the media industry and to develop more advanced research skills as well as a more profound understanding of the political system in the United States.

What I wish was different

With regard to the internship class, I would have liked the opportunity to present my research and to further discuss the implications associated with the internship.

Advice

Interning during the semester provides a great opportunity to acquire work experience while studying and when doing so there are many opportunities for overlap! Working while studying helps expand your perspective.
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CNN Espanol Intern

September - December 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

This is the most dynamic internship I've had and when you go to work, you are actually working. From researching breaking news stories, interviewing public figures celebrities, and helping to shoot and edit pieces around NYC, every day is a new adventure. Great opportunity for those looking to increase their fluency in Spanish.

What I wish was different

I like the unstructured nature of the internship, however it takes some adjusting. You have to make sure you're ready for anything when you come in each day. If you want to do something or help someone, you have to initiate and ask for it.

Advice

Be open, be respectful, and come prepared with ideas.
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