Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Internship - CNN

The CNN DC Library is offering a Summer 2011 internship.

Please apply online at turnerjobs.com posting 122749BR and email a resume, cover letter and available hours to carrie.port@turner.com

Internships are paid and students must be enrolled in college or graduate school during the time of the internship.

Deadline to apply is March 16, 2011.

Please Note: Students @ Work Internships paid at minimum-wage and structured to last 10 to 12 weeks. Program dates are June 6th – August 12th. Course Credit is available. Resume and Cover Letter are required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Students seeking college credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.

Deadline to apply for Summer Internships is 3/6/2011. Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner’s Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Future semester Internship postings will be available after the current semester deadline.

CNN America Inc. is a division of the CNN News Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. This 24-hour news network is the world’s most trusted name in news today. CNN provides its audience with in-depth, live coverage and analysis of breaking news events from around the world. CNN also offers a full range of programs covering the latest in business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news, as well as topical, in-depth interviews.

Internship Description: The Library provides video and information research to support CNN's Washington, DC, Bureau. It functions as both a video archive and a research library. The library develops, manages and stores collections in an expanding variety of formats; provides access to information and knowledge held in those collections using appropriate storage, access and computer technologies; preserves the information for future use; and assists the bureau in the use of library resources. Additionally, the library provides research in support of the bureaus production needs.

The library internship will be filled with a student pursuing either a graduate degree in Master of Library Science (MLS) or an undergraduate degree.. The internship will provide a great opportunity to learn various aspects of librarianship and television production in CNN's fast-paced library. In the CNN library internship, interns will:

• Learn how to complete information requests for library patrons through internet and database research.

• Learn how to complete video requests for library patrons by searching the library’s catalog.

• Create library records for archived tapes and appropriately index the records for

• future retrieval.

• Contribute ideas and compile content for the DC Bureau's Library intranet site.

• Develop an instructional class for the bureau.

• Create research guides and pathfinders to market the library’s resources.

• Maintaining periodical collection (magazines and newspapers)

• Offloading digital footage using Final Cut Pro and feeding

• Dubbing requested material to other CNN Bureaus

Students must be in either Graduate School completing a degree in Master of Library Science (MLS) or completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship and must be receiving course credit for DC internships. Candidates should have an interest in variety of areas including news librarianship and research and should be an organized self-starter. Interns should have the ability to make decisions, and accept others decisions, and be able to work well with a team of librarians and fellow interns.

Please include days/hours of availability in your cover letter and a college reference contact at the end of your resume