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National Geographic International Magazines Internship – Summer 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010369 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Feb. 01, 2020


A day in the life…

The International Magazines Intern work with the International Media Alliances group to manage, support, and provide content and guidance to licensed editions of National Geographic magazines globally. The International Magazines Intern will learn about the publishing production process, the current global media industry, and international business communications in their support of the International Media Alliances team.


  • Submit rights review, estimate and payment requests to rights team for processing; build knowledge of photography rights and clearance practices.
  • Update quarterly Best Practices deck for international magazine licensees; build knowledge of PPT and publishing business/industry trends.
  • Prepare production files and draft editorial updates for international magazine licensees; build written communication skills, learn new digital file systems, and learn the publishing production process.
  • Identify 2019 NG Magazine stories that can be cleared use in international editions of NG Kids; build knowledge of kids media publishing business and editorial standards.

What you bring to the role..

  • Very strong written communication skills
  • Adept at learning new software
  • Analytical and organized
  • Ability to handle and prioritize simultaneous projects
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word and Powerpoint; some experience with MS Excel

(Preferred Qualifications)

  • Any international experience, or knowledge of languages other than English, is a plus but not a requirement
  • Media publishing, communications, international business

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:

  • All students must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • All students must be at least 18 years old
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Program Dates:

  • All candidates must be available from June 1 – August 7
  • All candidates must be willing to work up to 40 hours/week
  • (9-5:30 but can be flexible 10 to 6)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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