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ViacomCBS Internship - Community Affairs - Winter, 2020 in Southfield, Michigan

REF#: 35874

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern


JOB LOCATION: Southfield, MI


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).



Our internship provides student interns the opportunity to gain experience in Community Affairs/Local Programming, and other departments where there is an interest. Activities Interns may be involved in include the following:

  • Production Assistant for our weekly Community Affairs programs

  • Write & research scripts/questions for Street Beat as needed

  • Write social media for Community Affairs

  • Research and write community events for web sites

  • Write website community content and/or blogs

  • Video Editing: B-roll for community shows, Web Exclusives

  • Write, Edit, and Produce local PSA’s and assist with PSA production (as needed)

  • Research potential topics for future programs or PSA’s

  • Run Studio Camera or Prompter for Production (as needed)

  • Assist during station-sponsored Community Events (as needed)

  • Assist Programming, Creative Services, Commercial Production departments (as needed)

  • Occasional clerical responsibilities (typing, filing, phones) may be required.

  • Editing (topicals and commercials), station IDs and other on-air/web materials

  • Assisting in Creative Services and Sales shoots (production assistant, pre-production, talent releases, etc. as well as casting call assistance)

  • Outside station events staffing/booth set-up (especially for spring/summer interns)

  • Organizing and maintenance of the prize closet

  • Some weekend work may be scheduled, particularly during Spring/Summer.

  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere is a plus but not required.

  • Other duties as they arise

  • Able to meet the minimum time commitment for the internship program (20 hours/week for a minimum of 10 - 13 weeks)

  • Good computer skills, excellent written skills, and verbal communication abilities.

  • MS office suite proficiency.



Students generally work from 9am-5pm three days a week, either a Monday-Wednesday-Thursday shift or a Tuesday-Thursday-Friday shift. Interns must be available on Thursdays for studio production. Interns interested in production/editing must also be available on Fridays.

A cover letter must be submitted with the resume to be considered for internships. Please include a local address. Students must be pursuing a communications-related degree.

Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, World Wide Web, and other related internet applications.

  • Note: Applications will only be accepted from college students currently enrolled at a college or university.


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