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ViacomCBS Photo Intern - Summer 2020 in Studio City, California

REF#: 36627

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


The goal of our internship program is to educate students on the day-to-day work of a Photographer and/or Photo Publicist. The LA photo department manages episodic coverage, publicity photo shoots, as well as billboard campaigns. Our interns contribute to our team by dissecting scripts and one-lines for episodic, behind-the-scenes, and social media purposes. Interns help with billboard and publicity campaigns by conceptualizing and working as on site production assistants.

  • Processing, distributing and archiving incoming imagery.

  • First round photo editing.

  • Pre-production shoot assistance such as conceptualization.

  • Supporting desk and phone coverage.

  • Office duties such as copying, faxing, filing and burning DVDs.


  • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university throughout the duration of the internship.

  • Must be available 5 days/week.

  • Photography/Photojournalism majors are preferred.

  • Previous internship experience is preferred.

  • Lighting knowledge is required.

  • Skilled in Photoshop.

  • Knowledge of editing systems such as Photo Mechanic is a plus.

  • Passion for television and the entertainment industry.

  • Eager to learn and self-starter.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.

  • Must have a love of photography.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled