Viacom College Relations


Want to activate your career at the home of entertainment’s most iconic brands like Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET and others? Ready to shape your future at a fan-focused content creator that’s on the cutting edge of shaping culture? Then it’s time to Hit Start at Viacom.


In the Viacom Internship Program you’ll have the opportunity to start and grow your career in a vibrant and inclusive environment working with students and employees from various backgrounds. Through our in-depth programming, you’ll gain exposure to different lines of business while making meaningful connections for your future and accessing exciting career opportunities. What other perks are there? Networking, speaker sessions, training workshops, movie screenings, Daily Show ticket raffles, visibility to top industry executives, and more!


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Finance supports the company’s overall financial goals and delivers best-in-class effective solutions in support of Viacom’s objectives. These teams assist with preparation and tracking of annual budgets and assist in preparation of programming return on investments. They also provide financial support and guidance for operational decisions and align with stakeholders while connecting Viacom brands around the world to support high-quality content with the best partners.


Areas include, but are not limited to the following groups:

  • Accounts Payable & Receivable
  • Auditing
  • Compliance
  • General Accounting/Finance
  • Tax
US-NY-New York

Human Resources are strategic business partners that support employees through a variety of functions. These teams help align Viacom’s organizational short/long term goals by leveraging its diverse and talented employee population. In the evolving media landscape, these groups work to redefine the workplace through a variety of functions.


Areas include, but are not limited to the following groups:

  • Benefits
  • Employee Events & Programs
  • Employee Relations
  • Learning & Development
  • Talent Acquisition/Campus to Career
US-NY-New York

Research analyzes and disseminates TV ratings, digital/social as well as consumer insights (information about consumer trends, attitudes and behaviors) to multiple teams throughout the company, including Programming, Production & Development, Marketing and Press departments. These teams use focus groups, surveys and other tools to provide qualitative and quantitative support in order to develop an understanding of each network's target audience. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, Programming, Ratings, Digital, and Consumer Insights.


Data Science is responsible for all data science and analytic products that serve Viacom with the goal of placing the networks on the leading edge of advanced analytics in the entertainment industry. Through access to linear and digital data, these teams identify, develop and implement appropriate statistical and data mining analysis to address business challenges across the organization, as well as provide actionable insights with a clear impact on ROI.


Data Strategy aids various internal clients in making data-driven strategic decisions. This involves evaluating the effectiveness of previous branded campaigns and learning from the actions Viacom and our competitors have done in the past to create better campaigns. These teams also help facilitate the acquisition of new data sources with various vendors and streamline data workflow across departments to elevate the utility of data. They use data at a campaign-level, audience-level and post-level to determine data-driven insights for future engagements.

US-NY-New York

Digital Media works to optimize media for all social platforms and help create buzz around new season launches. They draft editorial content, manage creation for our web and mobile applications and engage fans in the digital space. They are responsible for the digital presence of our shows.


Editorial is responsible for creating all online content including blogs, articles, interviews, video descriptions, and social media copy. Typical duties include fact checking, transcribing, brainstorming, and executing digital stunts. These teams work in tandem with designers and multimedia departments. They complete research/brainstorming projects, generate fun and quirky taglines, and work on various other writing related tasks.

US-NY-New York

Technology internships at Viacom give students the chance to connect with audiences across television, digital, mobile, games and virtual worlds. Tech internships give students the chance to do things like:

  • Build and maintain sites – think, and more
  • Explore Viacom Lab – a start-up for incubating and testing new ideas, where you can focus on prototyping and testing new products that address unmet user needs
  • Produce consumer-facing products, including apps for iOS, Android and Xbox
  • Create and test digital products for a variety of Viacom brands, like web and mobile games for Nickelodeon


Areas include, but are not limited to the following groups:

  • Application Development
  • Engineering
  • Games
  • Product
  • Quality Assurance
  • Web Development
US-NY-New York

Communications/Public Relations communicates the company's strategic vision both externally and internally; and generates awareness of the channel, driving tune-in to our programming and enhancing the image of our brands through media outreach. They connect with our audiences by telling compelling, balanced and profound stories that ultimately build brand advocacy. They draft press releases, pitch letters, tune-in alerts, programming notes, press strategies and more. These teams may also assist with talent press days, red carpet events and tentpoles.


Special Events produces off-air consumer and industry events for all Viacom channels. Events range from small executive dinners, holiday parties, to tentpole pre-parties/post-parties, conventions and festivals. These teams assist with event planning from start to finish, working on tasks ranging from venue research to event-related brainstorming (premium ideas, activations, etc.), and providing on-site support.


Public Affairs develops and manages multi-platform social change initiatives that empower the channels’ audiences to have an impact on the biggest challenges facing the nation. Through non-profit partnerships, charitable contributions, special events and employee volunteerism, Public Affairs is critical to advancing the causes and issues that are important to Viacom’s audience and employee base. They are charged with using the networks’ superpowers for good.

US-NY-New York

Design internships at Viacom are primarily digital focused (Web/Digital, UX/UI and Product). We only fill 1 spot within Print and Interior Design.


We require that you include a link to your online portfolio on your resume.


  • Digital Design (Digital/UX/UI/Product) starts with early design ideation through final execution of design deliverables and prototypes. They work on a range of projects from new product concepts, wireframe creation and/or sketches of concepts, creating low-fi prototypes and hi-fi mockups. Web Design teams focus on web development, starting with image preparation to constructing of web pages.

  • Print Design works on a variety of projects ranging from original branding, campaign work and communications across a variety of mediums (print, digital and video). They work on brainstorming and ideation and collaborate with other designers and writers, including design, photography and illustration research.
  • Interior Design assists with space planning and furniture/finish selections for Viacom’s various office locations. They attend project meetings and observe projects during construction, creating and updating specification for design projects, and meeting with vendors to ensure projects are completed from start to finish.
US-NY-New York

Business Development & Strategy identifies growth opportunities and reaches out to new businesses, with the goal of driving new and incremental revenue across Viacom networks. These teams handle all prospecting, strategic ideation and planning, as well as execution of all marketing programs for new clients.


Consumer Products extends programming trademarks to create licensing and products including book publishing, home video and audio tapes, apparel, and children's toys. These teams ensure that our products have a retail presence in the marketplace and that Viacom is considered a first-class partner to licensees, retailers, and partners both domestically and internationally.


Distribution & Business Development negotiates distribution agreements, maximizing revenue and marketing opportunities from traditional (Comcast, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, etc.), digital (Amazon, Hulu, etc.) and new media distribution channels while ensuring that fans can discover and engage with Viacom content on every available device and platform.


Marketing communicates the value of each network to viewers and the cable communities. Interns will play an integral role in building and engaging customers, strategies, and campaigns. There are various areas within Marketing that contribute to the overall impact of the networks' message. These areas include Consumer, Digital/Social Media and Integrated.

  • Consumer Marketing is responsible for all strategic planning and execution of on and off-channel campaigns. These teams are responsible for defining network objectives, targeting audiences, researching insights, and developing strategies. They facilitate the ideation and implementation of consumer facing events associated with each show, and work across departments to ensure a 360 marketing plan is working cohesively toward launch.
  • Digital/Social Media Marketing develops and executes strategy for all major social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), and for network series and specials. Their main goals are to drive on-air tune in, boost show awareness, and foster consumer engagement.
  • Integrated Marketing works with advertising partners to create co-branded marketing programs tied to their respective channels, events, and shows. Their work includes development of custom creative linear television, digital platforms, and cross-network campaigns to ensure Viacom reaches fans everywhere.

Marketing & Partner Solutions is a leading innovative Ad Sales organization that delivers the advertising revenue across all Viacom cable TV networks using cutting-edge research, data, partner marketing, and sales strategy approaches. They work across all media platforms – TV, digital, social, experiential/live events, emerging platforms; and all audiences. Overall this department helps drive brand value, manages channel priorities, meets distribution opportunities, increases revenue and considers cross channel goals.

US-NY-New York

Please note, we do not offer production related internships (production, production management, post-production, talent/casting) in our NYC office. If you are interested in those functions, please apply for our West Coast opportunities. 


Creative Development oversees the creation of digital and linear projects from initial pitch to premiere. This could include scripted, unscripted series, specials, docs, as well as short form stunts. These teams work with writers, producers and showrunners to create content that utilizes new storytelling formats and new production models.

Programming oversees day-to-day scheduling of content on our networks; this includes short and long term planning of linear and multi-platform events, stunts and/or marathons. Aside from linear, the programming strategy team plans and schedules content on all platforms where our content can be found: apps, online, Video-On-Demand (VOD), Snapchat, etc. In addition, they manage the relationships with production companies that provide original and acquired content and ensure all content is delivered and ready for air. 

US-NY-New York

Business & Legal Affairs (JD candidates only) handles legal matters across various Viacom networks. Areas include, but are not limited to: Digital Business, Employment Law, Series Development & Production, Music Rights and more. Candidates must be enrolled in law school to apply.


Music & Media Licensing negotiates costs and secures rights for music and other media used in programming. They research and review copyright ownership information, draft and prepare music licensing contracts for execution and analyze programming rights information for internal and external clients.


Standards & Practices oversees content for all original programming, live and filmed content and advertising, ensuring it meets the standards of each channel. They are also responsible for screening music videos weekly and meeting with the music and talent department to approve music videos that air on each respective channel.