ESPN Production Intern, College Sports Feature Team, Charlotte, Fall 2024

Charlotte, NC

About The Role & Program

Ever wonder what it's like to work for a leading sports entertainment brand? Working at ESPN is unlike anything else! That's because we're always finding new ways to interact with fans - however and wherever they connect with sports. We have the latest technology, innovative ideas and world-class talent on our team, and every day is extraordinary!

The Production Department produces content for ESPN’s family of networks that fans can watch on television, their computer, tablet or smart phone. The College Sports Feature Team produces high-end features and original shows for ESPN’s college networks.

What You Will Do

As an intern on the team, you will participate in weekly staff meetings, collaborate with feature producers and coordinating producers about feature ideas, concepts and processes. You will report to a Producer, contributing to the team by:

  • Researching and compiling feature ideas from social media, articles, etc.
  • Gather elements for features including: Footage (game records, melts, specialty ENG/Film from ESPN or School Video Groups, and other archival records) photos from schools or Getty, announcer calls from games and radio from Media Archive, and Music
  • Collaborating with feature producers on rough cuts and story structure
  • Organizing, communicating and distributing completed features, vignettes, etc. for use on other shows, ESPN networks and platforms
  • Observing and assisting on field shoots with feature producers, especially local shoots at schools in driving distance of Charlotte
  • Producing vignettes (short, high-end feature content) for air on college networks
  • Logging All Access footage and sound for All Access shows
  • Attending various event opportunities relative to understanding the overall company and observing departments outside of Production

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience in sports media, preferably in television production, or involvement with collegiate TV station
  • Elite knowledge of sports, including current athletes, rules and events
  • Familiarity with server-based media and/or non-linear editing equipment including but not limited to Final Cut Pro and Quantel
  • High level of familiarity with ESPN programming, platforms, studio shows and original programs (Documentaries, All Access, Films, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Historical knowledge of US sports
  • Experience with editing, screening, logging and/or archiving video
  • Familiarity with the sports media landscape, including knowledge of business trends and technologies
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a professional role, organization or activity


  • Journalism, Broadcast, Media or related majors

Eligibility Requirements & Program Information

Candidates for this opportunity MUST meet all of the below requirements:

  • 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 at time of application posting OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Have not completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

Additional Information

Program Dates: The program dates are August through December 2024. Interns will work 40 hours per week throughout the internship and must be fully available.

Work Environment: This is an onsite internship based in Charlotte, NC. A limited amount of housing assistance may be provided for those who qualify.


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