Discovery Communications provides students with various paid learning opportunities to experience firsthand what it is like to work for the leader in global entertainment. 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 leader in global entertainment 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, Education, 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
  • Education
  • 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 2016. For our summer semester check back in January 2017.

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

What could be cooler than interning with the Number 1 Pay TV Programmer in the world!? The home of Eurosport, soon to of the Olympic Games – of the creators of Shark Week, the place where the Cake Boss creates his masterpieces and where David Emmanuel has all of those women saying “Yes to the Dress”.

Through the Discovery INternship Program, INterns have the unique opportunity to learn about the entertainment and media industry from the leader in global entertainment through a paid, 12 week or 12 month internship. We hire curious, creative, passionate individuals across many of our offices in the UK.

Discovery INterns are presented with exclusive hands-on learning experiences, mentorship, executive speaker and networking sessions. You will also have the opportunity to learn about Discovery’s mission, values, culture and commitment to quality programming, products and services. In turn, you will be able to showcase your 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 get #Discovered and become a #DiscoveryINtern on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

For updates on the Discovery INternship Program, 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
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Communications & PR
  • Creative & Design
  • Digital Media
  • Engineering & Media Technology
  • Eurosport
  • Human Resources
  • Insights & Research
  • IT& Facilities
  • Marketing
  • Production
  • TV Programming & Scheduling

Where do you offer INternships?

INternships are offered within our Chiswick Park and Feltham (Eurosport) offices. Please check our open opportunities to see where we are offering positions within our next intake.

When do you offer INternships?

All UK Discovery and Eurosport internships start in July each year. They run for a 12 week or 12 month period from that date, dependent on which opportunity you secure.

Where can I find more information?

All UK Discovery and Eurosport internship opportunities are advertised on the related careers sites – if you visit the corporate pages and click through to our careers links you’ll find them there!

Who Should Apply?

Students in their sandwich year of university are our main source of candidates for this programme. However, there are certain business areas that are open to considering talented and creative individuals without a degree – so if you are curious, creative, passionate, and feel you can add value to our business, get in touch!

When do I apply?

Keep an eye out for application launch in Q4 of each year.

Housing?

If selected for an INternship you will be responsible for securing your own housing. But we do have some information that we can send your way – in addition to connecting you with other Interns who may be open to seeking housing in groups.

When will I hear back?

Due to the high number of applications we receive each year we are unable to respond to individual requests for status updates. You may be contacted for an interview any time between October and December for our intake in July of the following year.

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!