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Walt Disney Television Justice/Investigative Unit Internship, ABC News (DC)- Spring 2020 in Washington, District Of Columbia

The Justice and Homeland Security team is headed by Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, and covers criminal justice, crime, and terrorism stories for all ABC News platforms.

The Investigative Unit covers breaking news and long term projects with a focus on government related issues.

Responsibilities :

A day in the life…

  • Work under the direction of the unit producers

  • Assist with researching stories, setting up interviews, pitching story ideas, logging tapes, and occasionally assisting out in the field on shoots

  • Assisting the correspondents with day-of-air stories and long-term projects

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • Demonstrated interest in journalism and reporting, and/or intern experience in a newsroom

  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel

  • Basic digital editing skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Strong familiarity with social media news outlets

Preferred Qualifications:

•Journalism, English, or criminal justice majors

•Previous internship experience in a professional newsroom setting

•Strong research, writing and editing skills; preferably experience within print or online publications, or for television broadcast

•Previous experience and/or coursework in television production

•Proficiency in non-linear, digital video editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and/or AVID)

•Prior experience generating story ideas and pitches

Additional Information :

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program

  • Must be willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area and provide your own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

  • Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

Program Dates:

  • Must be available from January to May

  • Must be willing to work 24 hours/week

Job ID: 702678BR

Location: Washington,District of Columbia

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.