Discovery Communications

TV Development Internship- Spring 2018

3 weeks ago
Requisition ID
US-CA-Los Angeles
Career Category
Programming & Production

Position Summary

Discovery Interns are explorers; they dive headfirst into the world in front of them. They aren’t afraid to be uncomfortable and boldly embrace any obstacle or challenge as an opportunity to excel. They walk confidently into the uncharted territory and make the most of their experiences. They ask the questions that go beyond the surface.

Seek adventure, find your passion, forge your path with an internship at Discovery.

Through Discovery’s Internship Program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the entertainment and media industry and learn from the leader in global entertainment.

Here’s what we offer:
• Opportunity to explore and get your hands dirty with challenging work and projects
• Mentorship from Discovery’s best and brightest
• Intern Speaker Series featuring top executives and employees across the business
• Networking opportunities with great snacks
• A creative, collaborative and inclusive company culture with office spaces to match


Here’s what you’ll take away:
• Opportunity to develop professionally and uncover skills you didn’t know you had
• The insider scoop on the TV 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


What you need to know:
• This spring, our 12 week semester will be held from January 29th-April 20th 2018.
• Our internships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required; however, we will provide documentation if necessary.
• The application deadline is November 17th. After this date, we cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed for the position.
We do not require a cover letter. Please demonstrate your passion for the position through your resume.

Interviewing will take place from October through December. A Discovery Intern 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.


Discovery’s development teams are in charge of finding remarkable programs that embody each network's brand. Whether the ideas are Internally developed or brought in by a production company, our development teams must always be thinking creatively.

As a Development Intern, some of the awesome things you could work on include:

• Research new ideas and stories as well as casting for new characters in specific regions and content spaces.
• Attend pitch meetings
• Internet research, phone calls, phone interviews, writing, Skype interviewing, attending local shoots, reviewing footage 
• Assist with Internal development and production meetings 
• Drafting treatments/pitch materials
• Gain exposure to development pipeline reporting, tape dubbing and related research 
• Keeping track of competitive networks and what they're developing


* Must be currently enrolled as a full time student (proof of enrollment will be required if selected for an internship)
* Must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student
* Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States


If you do not meet the requirements stated above, please do not submit your resume.


Thanks for your interest in Discovery’s Internship program! We look forward to reviewing your submission.


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