Discovery

Communications & Publicity Internship- Spring 2021(Virtual)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/7/2020 2:21 PM)
Requisition ID
26778
Location
US-TN-Knoxville
Career Category
Marketing & Communications
Type
Intern

Internship Description

Both our network communications teams and our corporate communications teams work to brand Discovery and its networks as a world class company and programmer. Discovery’s network publicity teams ensure that our television and corporate programs get the best coverage in the media, while our internal corporate teams act as internal cheerleaders, making sure all employees are informed and engaged in the company. You could intern with a variety of our networks/ divisions like Food Network/Cooking Channel PR, Animal Planet PR, Travel Channel PR, corporate PR, and internal communications.

As a Communications or Public Relations Intern, your adventure could lead you to work on projects and tasks such as:
- Drafting press releases
- Creation of media lists
- Media monitoring
- Crafting and editing press clips
- Local news outlet outreach
- Distribution of media materials
- Research for new media initiatives
- Create digital signage for internal campaigns
- Create and help implement internal engagement challenges
- Management of special events - either internal or external

 

Although our spring internship program will be completely remote (students can apply from anywhere), please be aware that this intern will report into a Knoxville, TN  based manager and therefore should expect to work on eastern standard time.

 

Requirements

* Must be currently enrolled as a 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.

* Strong writing skills preferred

* Experience with Adobe suite

More About the Intern Program

Discovery’s internationally recognized intern program attracts the country’s boldest and brightest students for a paid, for-credit, real-world work experience in the entertainment and media industry. 

 

Like other Fortune 500 companies, we believe in immersing our students in all aspects of our business, giving them first hand experience working for the global leader in real life entertainment. So what sets us apart? We’re passionate about investing in our interns-- both personally and professionally. Whether our program is in-person or remote, every semester is packed with speaker sessions with executives, LinkedIn profile reviews, recruiter panels, roundtable events and professional seminars-- and that just scratches the surface.

 

Think our program sounds pretty awesome? Our former interns thought so too! Last year, we were voted into Vault’s 2020 internship rankings for best overall internships, best media and telecom internships, and best internships for diversity. 

 

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

  • Real world entertainment industry immersion. Be ready to dive into real time projects with employees on your team.
  • Mentorship from some of the industry’s kindest and most passionate entertainment veterans
  • 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 and a robust intern alumni network
  • A creative, collaborative and inclusive company culture with office spaces and opportunities to match

 

What you can expect to take away from the semester:

  • 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

 

And finally, what to know before applying:

  • We offer 12 week spring and summer opportunities
  • Our Spring 2021 program will be fully remote- the program will run from January 25-April 16. 
  • The application deadline for Spring 2021 is November 20th. After this date, we cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed for the position.
  • Our internships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required; however, we will provide necessary documentation for school credit if desired.

 

We do not require a cover letter- please do not submit one. Instead, demonstrate your passion for the position through your resume and interviews.

 

Interviewing will take place from October through mid-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.

 

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