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WarnerMedia CNN Documentary Unit Intern - Summer 2021 (Gold Rising)  



This internship is with WarnerMedia and is part of the Gold Rising Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Gold Rising page:

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CNN's Documentary Unit is tasked to produce original documentaries and occasional instant specials. The documentary unit provides in-depth reporting on current affairs by using strong production values combined with long-form storytelling. The internship will be a full remote/virtual experience. Most internships will provide a company-owned laptop for the duration of the internship program. Interns are paid a competitive wage based on team/bureau location and relocation is not provided as the program is fully remote/virtual.


The Perks:

  • An opportunity to work with a great team that is passionate about the same thing you are!
  • Networking opportunities to meet people that you’d like to know!
  • A speaker series that introduces you to cool executives and what they do for the best brands!
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands.
Position Requirements


  • Interns will be working in a dynamic and fast-paced unit that puts a premium on a strong work ethic, teamwork, and the ability to work on multiple projects at once.
  • CNN's Documentary Unit offers the opportunity to work alongside experienced long-form journalists with a passion for great storytelling.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of television production such as:
    • Transcribing tape
    • Gathering editorial and video materials, from the script-writing process through the edit
    • Assist the editorial staff in developing material for our Web site and fulfilling obligations to the network.
    • Organizing visual elements
    • Setting up shoots
    • Basic story research and fact-checking
    • Assist editors with tape producing, post-production and may have the opportunity to participate in local shoots.


  • Prefer students majoring in Film and Television or Journalism
  • Some exposure to television production
  • Proven interest in journalism and current affairs
  • Basic research skills

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position WarnerMedia CNN Documentary Unit Intern - Summer 2021 (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/26/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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