C-SPAN interns arrive from colleges and universities worldwide with majors ranging from political science and communications to marketing and American studies. Intern classes are small, between 1 to 4 students per department, providing an opportunity for a hands-on, real-life experience. Interns also have an opportunity to interact with interns from other departments at events and discussions, including a Q&A with Executive Chairman and founder Brian Lamb and co-CEO Susan Swain.
Why intern at C-SPAN?
The C-SPAN Internship Program seeks to utilize the talents and education of students like yourself who are interested in communications and politics. During your internship you will become familiar with the workings of a cable television network and you'll get a front row seat to the political process.
What will I do?
You will assist in research, writing and/or production for a specific unit or department, detailed below. This may include learning aspects of print and video production; technical, promotional and public relations techniques or program production.
Depending on your interests you can:
-Make Hill runs to research and collect information;
-Learn camera and audio techniques, and the technical and logistical requirements for field production;
-Assist in public relations and marketing;
-Help develop a daily schedule and coordinate elements for on-air production;
-Learn about business and sales trends in the cable industry;
-Take part in our community outreach programs and the C- SPAN Bus;
-Get involved in the development of online technology.
Why is an internship at C-SPAN for you? You can:
-Gain media experience through a structured program in the nation's capital;
-Explore facets of the cable industry and politics;
-Learn new skills in production, public relations, marketing and more;
-Earn college credit;
-Get a close-up view of Capitol Hill.
How To Apply? Are you...
-An undergraduate junior or senior?
-Interning for college credit?
-Interested in the media and politics?
-Able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week?
If you answered yes to the above criteria, submit a resume and cover letter and read more here. State which department(s) interest(s) you and specify spring, summer or fall semester. Because cover letters and resumes are processed as we receive them, please plan ahead and submit your materials at the earliest possible date.
- Marketing--C-SPAN Digital Bus, Education Relations, Media Relations,
- Programming--Book TV, Field Production, Program Producers
- Programming Operations--Editorial, Technical
- Information Systems
- New Media
- C-SPAN Radio