• 2019 Summer Intern Program-Video/Social Media

    Location
    US-NY-Yonkers
    Experience (Years)
    1
  • Position Overview

    Forget spending your summer internship making coffee runs for your boss--our interns work with our amazing staff to help consumers make smarter choices--whether it’s the big stuff (student loan debt anyone?) or everyday choices at the supermarket. Spend the summer developing skills that will serve your career goals while engaging in work that promotes facts, science, and smart public policy.

     

    As a Consumer Reports intern, you’ll stand with us as we stand alongside consumers.  You’ll work with us as we empower consumers with the knowledge they need to make free, informed, confident choices in the face of a complex marketplace.  It’s important work and it’s been our thing for more than 80 years.

     

    To get this work done, we are an independent (we take no ads!), nonprofit, social enterprise dedicated to celebrating and supporting our driven and diverse team. We look forward to having you join us in our mission to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world for all consumers.

     

    The fine print:

     

    • Internships are available to current full-time undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year or graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • The program runs from June 3 2019 through August 16, 2019, with some flexibility to accommodate school schedules
    • This is a paid internship, based on an hourly rate
    • Internships are on-premises; we can not consider requests for remote positions
    • We cannot pay any relocation or housing allowance
    • Please specify in your application if you are seeking, and your school offers, academic credit for internships. Include the contact information for your academic Institution representative
    • Internships are filled on a rolling basis. It is suggested that you apply as soon as possible
    • Consumer Reports interns are considered trainees under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1973

    There’s more:

    • A fully-equipped gym with classes and wellness programs
    • A subsidized café, open for breakfast and lunch with options ranging from grain bowls to bacon cheeseburgers
    • A half-basketball court for after work pick-up games
    • We provide, on a first-come, first serve basis, free shuttle service from locations on West 96th Street (Manhattan) and 242nd Street (Bronx) 

     

    Qualifications Include

    • You are curious! You see the value in geeky things like product testing, advocacy and surveys, and have ideas on how to create shareable content with those materials
    • Social media and/or video experience, preferably with an interest in journalism or non-profit organizations
    • Collaborator who likes working within a team and interacting with other members of an organization to create and publish content on a deadline

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Produce impactful social and video content based on CR's testing and reporting
    • Connect with more than 6 million consumers
    • Work on marketplace change issues to empower consumers

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