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ViacomCBS Apprentice Program - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York, New York

REF#: 36760

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern




ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


Apprentice Program is a program designed to develop high potential individuals, with a passion for late night comedy, and foster a pipeline of diverse talent for future roles within The Late Show. Program participants will rotate through different job assignments within The Late Show in a structured process that will provide them with valuable opportunities to learn about comedy writing, research, production from inside a fun and dynamic late night talk show. This is much more than a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment business!

The Late Show Apprentice Program is a 12-month, fast-track opportunity specifically targeted to individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree, have at least a year of experience and are interested in developing their writing and production skills. Associates will have the opportunity to rotate among some of the various departments including Research, Production, Editorial and Talent.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Ability to work in New York, NY.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have proven passion for late-night comedy.

  • 1-2 years professional experience. Related experience/internships a plus.

  • Must be 21 years or older.

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States

  • Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.

Desired Characteristics

  • Highly motivated.

  • Solid writing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

  • Proven leadership skills.

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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