MTV Social Impact Team


The Social Impact Team at MTV is charged with using the network’s superpowers for good. The group develops and manages multi-platform social change initiatives that empower America’s youth to have an impact on the biggest challenges facing their generation. The MTV public affairs group works with every department across the network – including programming, digital, social, mobile, MTV News, marketing, sales, press, MTV2, and mtvU.

Our campaigns include the Emmy-winning “Look Different,” MTV’s newest anchor campaign helping America’s youth to better recognize and challenge hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT biases; mtvU’s Peabody-winning “Half of Us,” which attacks the stigma that’s made suicide the number two killer of college students; and many more.

Students who have knowledge/interest in pop culture as well as social justice issues are encouraged to apply.

Skills: strong writers, people who can turn things around quickly, and creative people. Graphic design skills are a major plus.

Viacom  is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. With more than160 channels worldwide, Viacom owns and operates favorites including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, VH1,Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land, Comedy Central, Spike, CMT, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Tr3s,GameTrailers, VH1 Classic, Palladia, Logo, Nick Jr.,TeenNick, ParentsConnect, Nicktoons, BET, and Paramount.

A Viacom Internship allows college students to work in an innovative, progressive, fast-paced and professional environment. Students are exposed to all levels of the company, which has proven to be an invaluable experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Viacom is committed to diversifying our organization. Embracing differences is an integral part of our culture, and a key element of our success is creating and maintaining an inclusive environment.

New York City, NY
Advocacy/Policy, Communications/Press, Research