Discovery Communications provides students with various paid learning opportunities to experience firsthand what it is like to work for the world’s #1 pay-TV provider. Students gain valuable industry knowledge through shadowing, networking opportunities and hands-on training. Discovery’s Internship Programs serve as a vital source for building a qualified candidate pool for permanent positions.

Search all of our open internship opportunities.

United States

What could be cooler than interning at the home of Shark Week, the place where the Cake Boss creates his masterpieces or where you can see the world’s cutest puppies playing “ruff” during Puppy Bowl?

Through the Discovery INternship Program, INterns have the unique opportunity to learn about the entertainment and media industry from the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer through a paid, 12 week internship. We hire curious, creative, passionate individuals across many of our offices in the United States.

Discovery INterns will be presented with exclusive hands-on learning experiences, mentorship, executive speakers and networking sessions. INterns will also have the opportunity to learn about Discovery’s mission, values, culture and commitment to quality programming, products and services. In turn, INterns will be able to showcase their unique talents, cultivate their skills and most importantly, have fun while doing it. Discovery INterns are natural curiosity seekers who think creatively to succeed at any task put in front them. They possess ambition and tenacity that makes them an outstanding and important part of the company. Are you curious? See for yourself what it’s like to be a #DiscoveryINtern on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Discovery offers internship positions across all departments, not just media-centric majors. Intern-seeking departments include:

Accounting & Finance, Ad Sales, Business & Legal Affairs, Communications & PR, Creative & Design, Digital Media, Engineering & Media Technology, Human Resources, Insights & Research, IT, Marketing, Production, Social Media, Talent Casting, TV Development, TV Programming & Scheduling

For updates on the Discovery INternship Program, like our Facebook page, and search #DiscoveryINtern on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for an inside look at what it’s like to intern in Discovery’s collaborative, creative atmosphere.

Internship FAQ

What departments do you offer INternships in?

Discovery offers internship positions across all departments, not just media-centric majors. Intern-seeking departments include:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Ad Sales
  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Communications & PR
  • Creative & Design
  • Digital Media
  • Engineering & Media Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Insights & Research
  • IT, Marketing
  • Production
  • Social Media
  • Talent Casting
  • TV Development
  • TV Programming & Scheduling

Where do you offer INternships?

INternships are offered in multiple offices across the U.S. Please check our open opportunities to see where we are offering positions that semester.

When do you offer INternships?

Discovery has internships during the spring and summer semesters. We do not offer fall internships at this time.

Where can I find more information?

For updates on the Discovery INternship Program, like our Facebook page, and search #DiscoveryINtern on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for an inside look at what it’s like to intern in Discovery’s collaborative, creative atmosphere.

Who Should Apply?

Students must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student enrolled full time at an accredited college or university to participate in our INternship program. Proof of enrollment will be required if selected. Students must also have the legal right to work in the United States and have a 3.0 GPA.

Unfortunately recent graduates are not eligible for the program.

When do I apply?

Keep an eye out for application launch for our spring semester in September 2015. For our summer semester check back in January 2016.

Housing?

If selected for an INternship you will be responsible for securing your own housing.

When will I hear back?

Due to the high number of applications we receive each semester we are unable to respond to individual requests for status updates. You may be contacted for an interview any time between September and December for our spring semester and February through April for our summer semester.

United Kingdom

The Discovery UK Intern Program is based in our office in West London. Internship opportunities include 12 month paid placements and 12 week paid experiences. The program targets current university students or upcoming graduates to gain valuable industry knowledge and skills. Both programs advertise opportunities in mid-February. The 12 week program runs between June and September. Applicants are assessed in early March for the summer intake.

Germany

The Discovery Germany Intern Program, based out of the Munich office, is a paid learning experience targeting current university students or upcoming graduates to gain valuable industry knowledge and skills through hands-on training, work shadowing, project management and
networking opportunities.

Italy

The Discovery Italy Internship Program is a paid learning experience targeting current university students or upcoming graduates to gain valuable industry knowledge and skills. Internships run for 6 months and are based in our offices in Milan and Rome. We also have a specific internship program, focused on our Advertising Sales team.

Latin America

Coming Soon!