Paid Internship with CNN London

Deadline: Kind of Varies, depending on what you're going for


The annual dates for our News internships are as follows:

  • 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, except for Digital News only -- see above)

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)

CNN doesn't take calls regarding internships so please bear in mind that they will contact you if your application is being considered for interview. Interviews will usually take place four weeks prior to the start date of the internships you are applying for.


1. You get paid (obviously)

2. Get the opportunity to work with globally popular TV programs such as Amanpour or The World Right Now, with Hala Gorani

3. You may be retained with CNN... CNN says that "many of the current journalists within the London bureau started out as interns"


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.

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.

  • The News desk

  • Interview Content Producing & guest booking for current affair shows

  • Current affairs programmes (Amanpour / The World Right Now, with Hala Gorani)

  • CNNI Productions feature shows that are produced from London.

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.

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.

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


  • The internships are designed for recent broadcast journalism graduates or graduates from a related field seeking a career in journalism.

  • 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.

  • CNN will not be accepting people with short term work/study visas.

  • Language skills are not essential but would be an advantage. Good English and grammar skills are a must.


Based on what internship you're applying for you may use any of the email contacts provided above...


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