CBS Corporation 2018 Fall Internship- Digital Media, Social Media (Smithsonian Channel) in New York, New York

2018 Fall Internship- Digital Media, Social Media (Smithsonian Channel)

REF#: 31326

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern




Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Daily social media activities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

  • Social media reporting and analysis through Sprout Social and other third party tools

  • Brainstorming and implementing scheduling and project management for digital marketing stunts

  • Supporting distribution and promotion of video for premiering shows

  • Developing competitive assessments & trend analyses for key social media initiatives.

  • Develop post and strategies to support Smithsonian Networks across various social platforms.

  • Assist in the day-to-day task of editorial, marketing, and program scheduling for digital distribution

  • Assist in QC of site, apps, social and interactive projects

  • Offer ideas, input, and feedback during brainstorming cycles

  • Misc. urgent task as they arise.



  • Current undergraduate student (rising junior or above)

  • Interest in the Cable/Entertainment Industry

  • 2.5 GPA or above

  • Submission of cover letter- required

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Ability to work at least 20 hours/week from September- December

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Able to provide administrative suppose as needed


  • Strong writing skills

  • Social Media Skills

  • Photo editing/ photoshop skills

  • Familiarity with Google Products

  • Knowledge and understanding of digital marketing strategies

  • Cable television experience a plus

  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above average GPA, a plus

  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus


  • Very strong writing & communication skills

  • Experience with social media scheduling tools

  • Deep familiarity with the functionality of major social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled