Employer Spotlight: Viacom
In the EPICS office we have been noticing the trend that some of our best internship opportunities posted in SoConnect are closing their application deadlines earlier and earlier in the academic year. These internship hosts are looking for the best candidates and are looking to recruitment them months out from the start of the internship. A great example of an upcoming deadline is for Viacom’s Summer Associate Program, which closes on Friday, November 6th. Many are familiar with Viacom as the parent company for MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central, but the Viacom portfolio also includes Nickelodeon, Spike, BET, CMT, and Paramount Pictures. They also recently expanded their partnership with Hulu, which will result in Hulu access to some Viacom’s most popular shows and a whole set of exclusive programming from Nickelodeon. Viacom has offices all over the country (New York, California, Chicago, Nashville, and Miami) with the Summer Associate Program is based out of the New York headquarters. The 10-week training program is specifically designed for recent college graduates interested in emerging media. Beyond the television focus that Viacom is most well known for, the Summer Associate Program is housed within the tech and digital focused departments and works with the many networks of Viacom as well as Viacom mobile, online, and gaming initiatives. Most relevant to SoC programs, these departments could include digital research, multiplatform content production, multiplatform marketing, and product development. While all Viacom internships are paid and provide college credit, the Summer Associate Program is unique in providing housing in NYC, a weekly executive speaker session, professional development workshops, and the opportunity to develop and present a business proposal to senior executives within Viacom. If you are interested in Viacom’s Summer Associate Program, visit SoConnect or the Viacom Careers page for more information and to apply! Additional Viacom internship opportunities are available on a rolling basis and can also be found on SoConnect.