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Production Internships (paid) in NYC - Spring 2017


Production Internships (paid) in NYC - Spring 2017
New York, NY Part-Time Paid




At Viacom, our employees are our biggest stars. We look for the brightest in the business, and we boast a one-of-a-kind corporate culture that empowers our people to be who they are and do their best work.

College students, put your smarts to work with a Viacom internship!

You'll crank up your skill set by getting real-world experience at a top-notch media and entertainment powerhouse.

Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students.

Viacom is proud of its diverse environment, and we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. Viacom’s internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate.

Below is a sampling of some of our Production related Internship openings at Viacom.

Production internships include but are not limited to the following groups (please note that we do not offer on camera internship opportunities) :

Development Department:

  • This department searches for new talent, treatments, and concepts that can be molded and shaped into cutting edge programming that has become synonymous with the channel's sensibility.

  • This area can be good for students who want to see how shows are developed from pitches to pilots.

Production Management Department:

  • This department handles the business or operational side to production.

  • They are responsible for logistical or event planning for the production teams.

Programming/Scheduling Department:

  • This department decides what goes on the air and when.

  • They are responsible for scheduling shows and promos spots on each network.

  • They work very closely with production teams to see when new shows will be ready for air.

  • This internship is good for students interested in seeing how a TV network is run.

Production Department:

  • The job description for general production interns: log/transcribe footage, dub media, production runs, research/brainstorm, and attend field and studio shoot / edits when available.

  • This area can be good for students who want a behind the scenes production internship.

Production areas include the following types of shows:

1) Creative / Promo Production:

Produce promotional videos/spots and news segments. It is short-form or "commercial" production. Series – ½-1 hour long formatted shows. This includes documentary-style or longer formatted production. For example, "True Life" and "Behind the Music."

2) Radio Network

Produce shows or music content for radio stations (audio format). For example, music weekly countdown shows.

3) Tape Library

Provide digital material and other assets for productions both in the U.S. and abroad, work with all networks/channels within the company, great for students with strong research abilities.

Digital Media / Online Production Department:

  • This department is responsible for the digital presence of our shows.

  • They work closely with other departments as well as the production teams to build web, mobile, and social experiences that will promote our shows, build buzz around new season launches, and engage fans in the digital space (Knowledge of Social Media, HTML and Blogging is a plus).

Talent & Casting Department:

  • This department oversees the casting, scouting, and booking of talent for a channel's on-air and off-air projects.

  • They work closely with the Development team to create new talent driven projects.

  • They also serve as the liaison between talent and various internal departments and work to maintain and foster the network's synergistic relationship with our talent.

  • They are looking for candidates with specific skills and interests.

Candidates must have video editing skills (Final Cut Pro, Avid, iMovie). Also, they are looking for a candidate that is interested in learning about how to cast, not someone that is interested in being in-front of the camera.

Project Management:

  • This department manages the development of off-air marketing campaigns.

  • They develop media products, handle negotiations with outside parties, and provide marketing support.

Please complete the internship application and a College Relations representative will contact you directly should we have an appropriate internship based on your areas of interest and skills.


You must meet ALL of the criteria below to be eligible for the Viacom Internship Program:

  • Viacom's Internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate, so proper work authorization is needed to be employed within the United States.

  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 weeks.

  • Interns must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week (no weekends), but some departments may require more than two days. Typical business hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM.

  • Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students.

  • Upon acceptance, we will require a letter from your school confirming you are a matriculated junior, senior, graduate student or law student.

  • College credit is not required, but we will provide appropriate documentation if necessary.

  • Please note that we do not offer housing.

About Us

Viacom is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect with diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, and virtual worlds. Viacom owns and operates fan favorites including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike, BET, VH1, Logo and TV Land, among others.