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Warner Bros. Discovery Documentary Production Internships: NYC- Summer 2024 in New York, New York

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

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, the creators 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.

Application Deadline: F r i day , March 1 5 th , 2024

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

Your New Role...

We have multiple Documentary Production 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 NYC area. The selected interns will be expected to join us in the office on a regular cadence based on the intern managers in office schedule.

This could include, but is not limited to:

  • CNN FlashDocs Intern: NY- Summer 2024

  • CNN The Whole Story Intern: NY - Summer 2024

  • HBO Documentary Programming Intern: NY - Summer 2024

Your Role Accountabilities...

Duties could include:

  • Pitching story ideas to researching and developing a show, setting up shoots, and gathering editorial and video materials

  • Shadow and assist editorial staff.

  • Research, gathering media including archival footage, transcription, logging, organizing visual elements, and fact-checking.

  • Prepare pitches for shows, characters or experts

  • Screening documentary films, writing coverage, and giving feedback for documentary films.

  • Organizing and gathering relevant industry data and input.

  • Understanding and experiencing the art of a pitch

  • Gathering video

  • Preparing and organizing interviews for transcription

  • Organizing visual elements

  • Basic story research

  • Fact-checking

Qualifications & Experience...

  • Candidates should be passionate about news and long-form/documentary storytelling

  • Self-motivated

  • Able to multitask

  • Have a good attitude

  • Be able to function well in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Passion for topical news and key issues of the moment, especially as related to popular culture.

  • Strong interest in documentaries.

  • Computer and analytical skills.

  • Adobe Suite (Premiere, Photoshop)

  • Archival Research

  • Fact-Checking

  • Must know how to use PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and similar spreadsheet platforms.

  • Willing to work both with a team and independently.

  • Must be actively enrolled in a U.S.-accredited college or university degree p rogram for the full duration of the internship (proof of enrollment required)

  • Must be a rising Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student (18 years or older)

  • Must be in academic good standing ( 3.0 or above GPA)

  • 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.

What to know before applying:

  • The duration of the summer program regardless of which start/end option is 11 weeks.

  • Program date options:

  • Option 1: June 3rd – August 16th

  • Option 2: June 10th – August 23rd

  • Interns will be expected to work 35-40 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 February through mid-April. 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 collegia te career

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

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The rate listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees. Pay Rate: $19 per hour USD for undergrad interns, $25 per hour USD for graduate-level interns.

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.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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