Interning for one of the largest Sunday public affairs programs has been nothing short of extraordinary. In just a few short weeks I have been able to make CBS’s Face The Nation a true hub of growing, networking, and learning.
One of the many things I have valued from my experience thus far is the fact that my work has had a direct impact on a show that’s being watched by millions. Every week I produce extensive research on our show’s guests, providing clearly organized information for the show’s producers and our now-anchor John Dickerson to utilize.
From my research, the team is able to generate well-thought out, contextual questions for the hour long show. The feeling of seeing the show air questions being generated from my research is a thrilling feeling! From graphics to socials to research, I have learned that there are several moving parts that make a show of this caliber possible!
Political shape shifters and Washington journalists that I have observed for years from a far are now individuals I am able to encounter at CBS. With recent guests ranging from U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley to South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham to The Atlantic editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, it’s safe to say I have a front row seat to history in the District.
I am grateful to the Dean’s Internship Program for this unique opportunity and am looking forward to continuing my professional development journey during the rest of my time at Face The Nation!