CNN Internships For International Graduate Students In UK


CNN is looking for its next bright internship stars. As one of the world’s news leaders we are interested in creative and energetic people with diverse perspectives and talents. We offer internships at our central London Bureau, where we help to bring the news to more than 250 million homes around the world.

We are looking for CNN’s future: people with fresh ideas, innovative viewpoints, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to the highest standards of journalism.

At our central London bureau we offer seven, three-month internships spanning from newsgathering to special feature programmes and sports.

Interns play an important role in the daily operations of CNN. In fact, many of the current journalists within the London bureau started out as interns.

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. The paid internship will be based at CNN’s bureau in Soho. 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 internships are designed for recent broadcast journalism graduates or graduates from a related field seeking a career in journalism. You must be a British citizen or have the right to work in the UK prior to applying for our intern programme. Languages skills are not essential but would be an advantage.

You can apply to intern with:

– The News desk
– Interview Content Producing
– Current affairs programmes (Amanpour / The World Right Now, with Hala Gorani)
– CNNI Productions feature shows that are produced from London.
– Digital (
– Sports (TV content only)
– Digital Sports (Online content only)

Please download and complete the relevant internship application form:

News | Sports (TV content only) | Digital ( | Digital sports (Online content only)

If you would like to be considered for one of the News internships (Newsdesk, Features production, Planning, CNNi Programmes) please send your completed News application to Holly Day

If you would like to be considered for a Digital ( internship please send your completed application to Mark Tutton

If you would like to be considered for a Sports (TV content only) internship please send your application to Harry Reekie

If you would like to be considered for a Digital Sports (Online content only) internship please send your application to Holly Day

All internships are three months in duration and paid. Our Sports (TV only) and Sports (Digital) internships are four months in duration. International applicants will be required to provide proper visa paperwork prior to arrival if accepted to the program.

The yearly dates for our 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)

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)

We do not take calls regarding internships so please bear in mind that we 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.


Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.