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 Internships

Our interns build job skills, explore career directions and enhance professional experience by spending a season working for the Leader in Lifestyle Media. Internships run three times a year  spring, summer and fall  and all SNI internships are paid. Intern candidates must be at least a college junior and currently enrolled as a full-time student.

Below, Jasmine and Lauren tell you about their internship experience. To learn about current internship opportunities, visit Jobs at SNI and enter keyword "internship."

Jasmine Au, Spring 2012 Intern
Corporate Communications, Knoxville 
  Three fun facts about Jasmine:  
 
 
​​​ *  I spent Spring 2011 living and studying in  
    Rome, Italy.
 *  I enjoy event planning and entertaining. 
 *  I am a student at the University of         
    Tennessee majoring in marketing and 
     international business.
 
I was interested in being an intern at SNI 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 SNI’s corporate headquarters in Knoxville.
 
The best thing for me about working at SNI 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 SNI 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 2011 Diversity Recap, which was a book of all the publications and other media items that showcase SNI’s diversity initiatives. I took the project from a bunch of different file types to a spiral-bound book.
 
My favorite SNI shows are on Travel Channel, and I especially love Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. The "Rome" episode of The Layover even visited the coffee bar down the street from my old apartment!
 
Things I’ve learned at SNI 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 2010 and 2011 Intern
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 SNI when I attended an information session hosted by SNI at my college, Hampton University. They spoke about the wonderful brands included in the SNI family, and I was so inspired by the diversity within the company.   
 
The best thing for me about working at SNI 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 SNI 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 2011 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 SNI 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 SNI 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 SNI 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, John Lansing. He shared with me that his vision for interns is that they gain a valuable experience while also being able to contribute to the SNI family.   
 
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