The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: Summer 2018 Intern - CNN Health & Medical News

This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Health Intern

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Sector: News

Start Date: June 4 – August 10

Wage or benefits: Paid minimum wage

Desired Class Year: Must have completed their sophomore year prior to the start of the internship

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling Deadline

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Brief Description of the organization:

Cable News Network (CNN) is among the world's leaders in television broadcasting, online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, CNN relies heavily on CNN's global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. Their interactive website,, features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications: CNN’s Health Intern will assist senior staffers to provide the latest medical news from daily studies and conferences on a variety of topics including cancer, AIDS/HIV, fitness, nutrition, public health policy, science, wellness and parenting. Interns will have the opportunity to research and write stories for the website, participate in staff meetings, and learn how text stories and TV scripts are crafted. Candidates should be passionate about news, self-motivated, able to multitask, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in fast paced, high volume environment. Knowledge or experience in health news or the field of health and science is a plus, as is knowledge of television news and how video is chosen for scripts. Writing experience with work samples is recommended.

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