Our interns build job skills, explore career directions and enhance professional experience by spending a season working for the Leader in Lifestyle Media. We host internship sessions in the spring and summer, and all Scripps Networks Interactive internships are paid.
Opportunities for the spring 2016 session will be posted on the Careers page the week of November 16, 2015, and for the summer 2016 session the week of February 8, 2016.
The session dates are as follows:
Spring 2016: January 25 to April 22
Summer 2016: May 23 to August 19
Intern candidates are required to meet the following criteria:
- Rising junior or senior, graduate student, or recent graduate (within six months of their graduation date) at an accredited college/university. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year prior to the start of the internship;
- Previous internship experience, participation in college clubs/organizations or in-depth coursework in a related field; and,
- Legally eligible to work in the United States and not in need of sponsorship.
Scripps Networks Interactive does not currently offer international internships.
Below, Jasmine and Lauren tell you about their internship experience.
Jasmine Au, Spring Intern, Corporate Communications, Knoxville
Three fun facts about Jasmine:
- Spent time living and studying in Rome, Italy
- Enjoys event planning and entertaining
- Attended the University of Tennessee studying marketing and international business
I was interested in being an intern at Scripps Networks Interactive because I’m a big TV fan, so I jumped at the chance to develop my marketing and communications skills in the cable industry at Scripps Networks Interactive’s corporate headquarters in Knoxville.
The best thing for me about working at Scripps Networks Interactive is the atmosphere! It’s refreshing for a large, public company to place such value on employee development and creative achievement rather than stock price and shareholders.
I’ve been able to bring skills from my marketing curriculum into my internship responsibilities from lessons I learned in class like targeting and positioning, social media marketing, and brand development. It also turned out my business writing course was actually useful!
What I love most about my internship at Scripps Networks Interactive is that I’m trusted with actual responsibilities. I really enjoy putting together materials for both internal and external meetings, since many different people get to see my work. My biggest project so far has been creating the Diversity Recap, which was a book of all the publications and other media items that showcase Scripps Networks Interactive’s diversity initiatives. I took the project from a bunch of different file types to a spiral-bound book.
Things I’ve learned at Scripps Networks Interactive that I will take with me as I start my career are to exceed the job description and have the confidence to try new tasks and projects. Thanks to the Corporate Communications department, I will leave the internship with a better portfolio of writing samples and fuller knowledge of the cable television industry.
Lauren Legette, Spring Intern (two times!), Food Network and Affiliate Sales, New York
Three fun facts about Lauren:
- My favorite hobby, although I’m not particularly good at it, is painting.
- My favorite food is sushi. One day, I’m going to take a sushi-making class.
- Aside from members of my family, my role model is Michelle Obama. Her style, poise, and philanthropic efforts are inspiring!
I decided I wanted to intern at Scripps Networks Interactive when I attended an information session hosted by Scripps Networks Interactive at my college, Hampton University. They spoke about the wonderful brands included in the Scripps Networks Interactive family, and I was so inspired by the diversity within the company.
The best thing for me about working at Scripps Networks Interactive is how much I appreciate the company’s Core Values because they align with my personal morals and ethical views. Diversity, Clarity in Communication, Integrity, Compassion/Support, Shared Responsibility, Work/Life Balance, Openness, and Humor are all qualities that people search for in a workplace.
The one skill I brought from my college experience to my internship at Scripps Networks Interactive was a drive to persevere in a fast-paced environment. Being able to remain calm, cool, and collected while problem solving has been key!
My most memorable moment during my internship was participating in the New York City Wine & Food Festival. There, I met some of my favorite celebrity chefs! It’s always great seeing a project transform from the pre-production to production and finally post-production phases!
My favorite Scripps Networks Interactive show is Food Network’s Chopped. My all-time favorite celebrity chefs are Marcus Samuelsson and Pat and Gina Neely!
One thing I've learned through my experience at Scripps Networks Interactive is what you put into something is exactly what you’ll get out of it. I work with an amazing group of individuals who come to work every single day and give it their best. I truly believe that is a factor in the success of the network!
After my internship I was hired by Scripps Networks Interactive as freelance production assistant at Food Network and Cooking Channel for roughly 9 months. I was recently hired on as staff which has been such an honor! As an intern, I had the pleasure of meeting the company president. He shared with me that his vision for interns is that they gain a valuable experience while also being able to contribute to the Scripps Networks Interactive family.