The Walt Disney Company Justice/Transportation Internship, ABC News (DC Bureau)- Fall 2017 in Washington, District Of Columbia

At Disney/ABC Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

The Justice and Homeland Security team is headed by Correspondent Pierre Thomas, and covers the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, criminal justice, law, policing and terrorism stories for all ABC News platforms. The Transportation Unit supports coverage of planes, trains and automobiles and the agencies that regulate and set policy to keep people safe in the sky, on the road and on the rails.

Responsibilities : A day in the life…

You will work under the direction of the unit producers. Some responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with researching stories

  • Assisting in production for online platform

  • Setting up interviews

  • Writing and pitching story ideas

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

  • Logging tapes, and occasionally assisting out in the field on shoots

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • Strong research and writing skills

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

  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (broadcast and/or print)

  • 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

As well as…

•All candidates must be eligible to work in the US

•All candidates must be at least 18 years old

•All candidates 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 in order to qualify for this internship

•All candidates must be available from September to December for the 15 week program

•All candidates must be willing to work 20 hours/week

•All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

•All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

Preferred Qualifications :

•Preferred Junior or Senior, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date

•Journalism, English, or criminal justice majors

•Courses taken in producing/writing/editing (Preditor) a plus

•Previous internship experience in a professional newsroom setting

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


•Previous experience and/or coursework in television production

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

•Experience with DV camera operations

•Prior experience generating story ideas and pitches

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

This position is with: American Broadcast Companies, Inc

Compensation: Intern positions are paid employment opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Job ID: 471161BR

Location: Washington,District of Columbia

Job Posting Company: Media Networks