Summer 2008 Intern - Tape Library (DC)
Turner Broadcasting/CNN News Library
820 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Please Note: Internships are UNPAID and structured to last
approximately 12 weeks during the summer months.
Resume and cover letter are required for application.
Please include days/hours of availability in your cover
letter and a college reference contact at the end of your resume.
Students should have a strong academic record and good character. In
addition, students may not have graduated from graduate school prior to
the start of the internship ( i.e. students must still be enrolled in
school during the time of the internship). Note to International
Students: All international students will be required to provide
documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to arrival if accepted to
the program. Only student visas J1 or F1 visas will be accepted.
Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the
following qualifications are preferred. Candidates should have an
interest in variety of areas including journalism and should be an
organized self-starter. Interns should have the ability to make
decisions, and accept others decisions, and be able to work well with a
team of librarians and fellow interns.
Internship Description: The CNN DC Library provides video and
information in support of CNN's DC Bureau. It functions as both an
archive and a research library. The library develops, manages and
collections in an expanding variety of formats; provides access to
information and knowledge held in those collections using appropriate
storage, access and computer technologies; preserves the information
future use; and assists the bureau in the use of library resources.
Additionally, the library provides research in support of the bureau's
production needs, utilizing the most current technologies available -
Lexis-Nexis, Factiva and the Internet.
The library internship will be filled with a student pursuing a Master
of Library Science (MLS) degree. The internship will provide a great
opportunity to learn various aspects of librarianship and television
production in CNN's fast-paced library. The MLS intern will help the
librarians to provide video and information research to the reporters,
producers and editors of the DC bureau to support the bureau's news
coverage of DC political and federal events for programs such as The
Situation Room. They will also learn how to create library records for
each saved tape and appropriately indexing those records for future
retrieval. Interns will learn to use online resources to assist in
evaluating video and in the creation of records. Interns will shadow
library staff as they complete requests for video and/or research to
support the bureau's news coverage of DC political and federal events,
programs such as The Situation Room, and other bureaus' needs of
DC-centric information and video.
The MLS intern will learn to assist the librarians in various projects
such as contributing ideas and compiling content for the DC Bureau's
Library intranet site and library records/database maintenance. The MLS
intern will also have the opportunity to participate in the creation
development of instructional classes on various topics ( e.g., research
techniques, print and internet resources).
All intern candidates should apply by emailing by April 15, 2008: