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TV Development Internship - Spring 2020

at Discovery Communications, LLC

Posted: 10/20/2019
Job Status: Internship,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 24338
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: company

Job Description

  • Posted Date1 month ago(9/13/2019 6:01 PM)
    Requisition ID
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Career Category
    Programming & Production
  • Position Summary

    Discovery Interns are explorers; they dive headfirst into the world in front of them. They aren’t afraid to be uncomfortable and boldly embrace any obstacle or challenge as an opportunity to excel. They walk confidently into the uncharted territory and make the most of their experiences. They ask the questions that go beyond the surface.

    Seek adventure, find your passion, forge your path with an Internship at Discovery.

    Through Discovery’s Internship Program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the entertainment and media industry and learn from the leader in global entertainment.

    Here’s what we offer:

    • Opportunity to immerse yourself and get your hands dirty with challenging work and projects
    • Mentorship from Discovery’s best and brightest
    • Intern Speaker Series featuring top executives and employees across the business
    • Networking opportunities with great snacks
    • A creative, collaborative and inclusive company culture with office spaces to match

    Here’s what you’ll take away:

    • Opportunity to develop professionally and uncover skills you didn’t know you had
    • The insider scoop on the TV industry and what happens behind the scenes
    • Relationships that will go beyond your collegiate career
    • Real life experiences that will provide you with the confidence to delve into your next adventure

    What you need to know:

    • This spring, our 12 week semester will be held from January 27th-April 17th 2020.
    • Our internships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required; however, we will provide documentation if necessary.
    • The application deadline is November 15th. After this date, we cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed for the position.
    • We do not require a cover letter. Please demonstrate your passion for the position through your resume.

    Interviewing will take place from September through December. A Discovery Intern team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individual status updates.


    Discovery’s development teams are in charge of finding remarkable programs that embody each network's brand. Whether the ideas are internally developed or brought in by a production company, our development teams must always be thinking creatively. This spring, we have development internships available for Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Studios, our Documentaries and Specials group, and more.

    As a Development Intern, your adventure could lead you to work on projects and tasks such as:

    • Research new ideas and stories as well as casting for new characters in specific regions and content spaces.
    • Attend pitch meetings
    • Internet research, phone calls, phone interviews, writing, Skype interviewing, attending local shoots, reviewing footage
    • Assist with internal development and production meetings
    • Drafting treatments/pitch materials
    • Gain exposure to development pipeline reporting, tape dubbing and related research
    • Keeping track of competitive networks and what they're developing


    * Must be currently enrolled as a student (proof of enrollment will be required if selected for an internship)
    * Must be a current Junior, Senior, or Graduate student
    * Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
    * Must have the legal right to work in the United States

    Please note this position is located in LOS ANGELES. If selected for an opportunity, interns are responsible for securing their own housing.

    los angeles, california, la, ca