Veteran Immersion Program

The Veteran Immersion Program (VIP) is a national initiative run by the Paramount Veterans Network demonstrating our commitment to provide career and growth opportunities to Veterans and their family members as they transition from military service. We continually partner with our business unit leaders and hiring managers to support the Company's talent pipeline, knowing that the Veteran and Military community is a rich source of highly qualified and diverse talent. Many of the skills that a Veteran learns while on active duty translate directly into becoming standout employees in the workforce. The military focus on attention to detail, teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving align directly with Paramount Global skill requirements, and are essential to the company’s continued growth and success.

 

We recognize the hard work and dedication that it takes to serve in the military and the VIP program responds by offering participants hands-on experience within media, business mentoring, career-building workshops, professional development workshops and the opportunity to network with the best in our business, including senior leaders. This unique program supports military transition and cultivates a culture of camaraderie that is found in a military environment. Through this program, we support their career journey to ensure proper mentoring, career counseling, skills development, job readiness, all of which can lead to a full-time position at Paramount Global or another employer.

 

Visit our career site here https://careers.viacomcbs.com/

Success Stories

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Alissa Prewett – Veteran Intern, Summer 2021

 

I served in the Army for 6 years as an Intelligence Analyst.  During my time in the service, I was stationed in Germany, and Washington, and did one deployment to Afghanistan as part of an Interrogation Team.  After being honorably discharged, I attended Arizona State University, where I got my Bachelors's Degree in Filmmaking Practices.  

 

With one semester left before graduation, I got a job offer to be Office Production Assistant with a Reality Production Company and moved out to Los Angeles, finishing my last semester abroad.  After joining the organization "Veterans in Media and Entertainment," I received a notice for the annual Veterans Internship at Paramount Veterans Network and immediately applied.  After interviewing with the team, I was offered an Intern position, which I eagerly accepted. 

 

While working for the Paramount + Streaming Business Operations team, I played an integral part in the Australia Paramount + launch and assisted with monthly Paramount + international refreshes for LATAM, Brazil, and Canada. At the end of the summer internship program, the team offered me a full-time position, which I excitedly accepted, and have been working for this amazing team and company ever since.

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Sandy Hernandez – Veteran Intern, 2016-2018

I served 4-years in the Marine Corps as an ammunition technician in Okinawa, Japan and then San Diego, CA. I was honorably discharged in June 2016 and I began attending school full-time pursuing a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. 

 

Before I transitioned out of the Military I had no idea that internship programs for Veterans existed in Corporate America. I initially began my internship in the Strategic Sourcing department just days after leaving active duty. I felt extremely fortunate to have a mentor who understood the transition I was going through. After 8 months in that department, I was offered an internship in the CBS Diversity & Inclusion department. I worked directly for a Senior Vice President, who mentored me daily and motivated me to continue working hard at my education. 

During this internship, I was given the opportunity to build my leadership skills and was often given projects that I led on my own with little to no supervision. Overall the Veteran Internship Program gave me a life-changing opportunity to learn from hard-working individuals who forever shaped who I am today personally and professionally. After 2-years of being an intern at CBS, I transferred to the College of Business & Economics at the California State University of Los Angeles to complete my Bachelor’s degree.

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Kevin Brown – Veteran Intern, 2016-2017

 

I served in the Navy for 4 years as a Logistics Specialist. During my time in the service, I was stationed in Washington, Japan, and Oklahoma and did three deployments aboard aircraft carriers.  Choosing to leave the Navy was not an easy decision. After being honorably discharged I started attending Marymount California University to major in Business.

After my first full school year, my schools Veterans organization received an email about the annual Veteran Internship at CBS.  I immediately applied and got a phone call from CBS a few days later. I was offered a position at CBS Radio, which I eagerly accepted. 

While I was working at CBS Radio, I was invited to a mixer hosted by the CBS Veterans Network where I met other Veterans at the company. This mixer led to another internship opportunity with CBS Corporate. I continued to attend and help host CBS Veteran Network events during my time in both departments.

When I was close to graduating, I was introduced to a CBS recruiter who helped me identify some potential full-time roles across the company. After going through the interview process, I was offered a full-time position and am currently working as a Financial Analyst with CBS Television Distribution.

It was through the Veteran Internship that I was able to make connections which ultimately led to a full-time job. This internship works.