The CBS 62/CW50 Detroit internship program is designed for students currently enrolled at a college or university who are interested in the media business.  The objective is to provide students (undergraduate and graduate) with a meaningful work experience while complimenting the educational experience

Benefits of an internship for students include

  • Practical work experience
  • A better understanding of the business
  • Promote career and personal development
  • Exposure to industry professionals

Method of Application:

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

Resume and cover letter accepted only through our online application system.  To apply, please click here.

If selected for an interview, you will need to provide the following:

  • Complete the online CBS Internship Application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Writing sample

Internships are paid at the current hourly minimum wage rate.  If accepted into our program, you will need to present on your first day:

  • Letter from the Internship Advisor or Professor of the program at the College or University being attended, which indicates the certification of college academic credit to be awarded upon successful completion of the internship.

Internships are offered:  (Dates may vary)

  • Winter/Spring: January to mid-May
  • Summer: mid-May to August
  • Fall: September to mid-December

Exact days and dates are determined by the student’s schedule; However, the student must commit to the minimum hours’ requirement of 20 hrs per week. The duration of the internship will be determined by the requirements of the college/university (not to exceed 340 hours) to earn college credit. If the college/university requires more than 340 hours in order to earn college credit, this internship would not be an option.

The following department is currently offering an internship:

Current Jobs


Community Affairs/ Production Internship

  • Production Assistant for our weekly Community Affairs programs and CW50 News at Ten
  • Write & research scripts/questions for “Community Connect” and “Michigan Matters” as needed
  • Write social media for Community Affairs and News
  • Research News stories for CW50 News at Ten
  • Research and write community events for websites
  • Write website community content and/or blogs
  • Video Editing: B-roll for community shows, News, 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)
  • 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.

Apply Here

This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions.
NO PHONE CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE. Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview. We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries. CBS Detroit Television Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of CBS to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.


Digital/Web Internship

SUMMARY

Our internship provides student interns the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the areas of Digital Media and Creative Services, as well as in other departments where there is an interest. Activities Interns may be involved in include the following:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Research, assist and write news content for CBSDetroit.com and CW50Detroit.com
  • Aid in promoting content on Social Media Platforms
  • Engage with viewers online
  • Learn basic SEO techniques and best practices
  • Research story content for websites

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL, AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least (18) eighteen years of age.
  • Online resume and cover letter required.
  • Currently attending an accredited college and have achieved junior or senior status.
  • Students must be in satisfactory academic standing. Verification letter from college/university required. Academic credit not required but will be given preference.
  • Excellent writing skills (and copy-editing skills) a must.
  • 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.
  • An eye for good local and viral content.
  • Experience with WordPress & Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos/videos – knowledge of Final Cut Pro &/or Adobe Premiere is a plus.

Qualified candidates, please apply (include a cover letter with resume) to the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System.

Apply Here

This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions.
NO PHONE CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE. Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview. We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries. CBS Detroit Television Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of CBS to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.