Intern with CNN London! (Paid Internship)

Intern with CNN London! (Paid Internship)

Deadline: Varies.

CNN is looking for its next bright internship stars!! CNN Internships are designed for  recent broadcast journalism graduates or graduates from a related field seeking a career in journalism. These internships are offered at the CNN central London Bureau. There are 8 internships spanning from newsgathering to special feature programmes, digital and sports.

  • News Internships: Primary responsibilities include research, fact-checking, transcribing footage, assisting on shoots, contributing story and show ideas, attending planning and creative meetings and sourcing images and footage.
  • Digital Internships: Responsibilities include research, producing content in the CMS and assisting the team on the homepage and other platforms. There may be opportunities to write.

News and Digital feature internships are three months in duration. Sports (TV only) and Sports (Digital) internships are four months in duration.


  • You must be a British/EU citizen or have the right to work in the UK long term prior to applying for our intern programme.
  • Good English and grammar skills are a must.

Specific Requirements

  1. News Internships: Candidates should be detail-orientated, have strong writing and research skills, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and have the confidence to pitch story ideas and potential guests to show producers.
  2. Digital Internships: The successful candidate will have a strong and broad knowledge of international affairs, understand digital journalism (including SEO and social), have a meticulous eye for detail and be able to work under pressure. These internships are well suited to someone who has recently graduated with a masters in digital journalism and who wants to pursue a career in digital journalism.

Relevant Dates

The annual dates for the News internships are
1st January – 31st March (applications must be received by 10th November)
1st April – 30th June (applications must be received by 10th February)
1st July – 30th September (applications must be received by 10th May)
1st October – 31st December (applications must be received by 10th August)

Sports (TV and Digital) internship dates below:
1st January – 30th April (applications must be received by 10th November)
1st May – 31st August (applications must be received by 10th March)
1st September – 31st December (applications must be received by 10th July)

How to Apply

News Internships

  • Sports (Broadcast): Download application here: Sports (TV content only) If you would like to be considered for this internship please send your application to Harry Reekie [email protected]
  • If you would like to be considered for any of the four below news internships please download a NEWS application here and send completed form to [email protected]
    1. The News desk
    2. Interview Content Producing & guest booking for current affair shows
    3. Current affairs programmes (Amanpour / The World Right Now, with Hala Gorani)
    4. CNNI Productions feature shows that are produced from London.

Digital Internships

For more information visit CNN London Internships.