Monday, November 17, 2008

NBA Internships (Including Communications)

Find out about them here: Internship

From jjobs...
Position: Seeking 30 sports interns
Location:All major league cities, United States
Job Status: Not Specified
Salary: Paid Intern

Description: 2008 Summer Internships

Want an exciting summer of covering Major League Baseball? offers 30 reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters. These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional team.

Each associate will work closely with a site reporter to give visitors to a team’s Web site all the information they need to follow the team from Opening Day to season’s end.

Each Major League club will have one associate reporter.We will be looking for talented college juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students, for our 2008

Summer Internship Program. You must be a student in the Fall 2008 semester to be eligible.

The application deadline for all internships is Nov. 30.

We expect each intern to spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program, dates determined by a person’s college schedule. Also, the more flexible an applicant is in terms of which Major League city he or she can work in, the better the person’s chances of being selected.

Our associated reporters are paid $500/week.Applicants should submit a resume, 5 to 10 published articles (no columns should be included), a list of references and a 750-word essay on why should pick you?

Please use the essay as a way of showing your creativity as a writer; in short, it should be more than a simple cover letter.

Associates are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Please mail all internship applications to:Bill Hill Assistant Managing Editor/

Attn: Internship Application
14825 N. 97th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

If you have any questions, contact Bill Hill at and put the words “Internship Info” in the subject line. Still Needs Reporters

Thank you so much for all the responses on my previous post for

We are still looking to get applicants for NBA cities. The not so populous cities cities like Milwaukee, Minnesota, OKC etc.. are needed. If you live near an NBA arena (if you don't know then you probably don't) please send your application to the contact below. If you have already applied by sending me info there is no need to apply again. Thank you!

Cities in need:
Boston, Chicago, Denver, Golden State, Indiana, Los Angeles,Memphis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, TorontoUtah

Want to get your foot in the door covering an NBA beat? is looking for up to 30 aspiring sportswriters to form our league-wide network of associate reporters. These part-time jobs are designed to give you the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional basketball team. Each reporter will work closely with one of our full-time writers to give visitors to and team Web sites all the information they need throughout the season. We plan to have one reporter at each NBA home city.We are looking for talented college juniors and seniors as well as recent graduates and graduate students to cover the 2008-2009 season. We expect each associate reporter to attend every home game, file live game notes directly into our Game Info page, collect notes and quotes from the locker rooms after the game, and update the homepage of the team Web sites featured in your game. You will be paid $50-$75 per game, depending on the arena you work. Applicants should submit a resume (with references), plus three published articles or a 500-word essay on why you want to be an NBA beat writer.

All applicants must have their own laptop computer. Interested applicants should contact:
Steve Quintana
Executive Producer/

Chicago Public Radio Internship (Deadline Dec. 5)

About the Program
Chicago Public Radio realizes the important role an internship program plays in introducing new and diverse voices not only to our broadcast communities, but to the broader landscape of public radio. That's why our interns receive as much hands-on, in the field experience as possible. This requires a significant level of time commitment from our participants. Learn more about the requirements of our program, and what you can expect to get out of it.

Internship Opportunities
Looking for an internship in public radio? Chicago Public Radio offers internships in various areas, from on-air production to non-profit management. Be an intern on our flagship news magazine program Eight Forty-Eight, learn the art of fundraising by interning with our development department, or work with internet audio technology as a web team intern. View a full list and descriptions of available internships.

How to Apply
Once you’ve made the decision to apply for a particular internship, we have posted instructions to help ensure your application is processed correctly. And to assist you with the process, we offer tips on what makes a good internship applicant. You can also download a pdf version of the internship application (to use the application you need Adobe Acrobat Reader).

2008/2009 Deadlines
Application Deadline Internship Begins
December 5, 2008 January 2009

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gallery Watch Internship

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to CongressNow! We are excited that you are interested in learning more about reporting internship opportunities with our fast-growing Capitol Hill publication.

CongressNow, a sister publication of Roll Call newspaper and a member of The Economist Group, is an online news service that provides coverage of all legislative action in Congress, virtually in real time. Our interns are assigned to cover Congressional hearings, to ask lawmakers questions at news conferences and to write breaking news stories — often all in one day.

Interns are a vital part of our reporting staff, and their work will in most cases be published once if not twice a day. If you want to report and write for an exciting and fast-paced publication, and learn the nuts and bolts of professional journalism, few internships will offer more opportunities than CongressNow.

Our best candidates are those who have written for a newspaper or another daily news organization, either professionally or on campus. Knowledge of policy, politics, Congress and how Washington works is a plus, as is experience writing on quick deadlines. However, all aspiring journalists with an interest in learning about Congress are encouraged to apply.

If you're interested in joining our team, please send a resume and two writing samples to our intern coordinator, Julie Restivo ( Please don’t hesitate to contact us with additional questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


Lou Jacobson

George Cahlink
Managing Editor


GalleryWatch is a real-time legislative tracking website that follows Congress’ every move, while CongressNow is a newly launched daily newsletter that covers legislation and policy on Capitol Hill. We are looking for journalism, political science, government, and English majors to spend a few months in our office working and learning. We are committed to providing our interns with practical work experience that will help them secure jobs in the future.

At GalleryWatch and CongressNow, interns are treated as regular employees and are given key responsibilities and lots of experience in the corridors of Capitol Hill. On a typical day, an intern will arrive at the office at 9 a.m. and meet with our committee editors to discuss the day’s assignments. The editors will prioritize hearings and send the intern to gather testimony from these hearings. There is usually a morning run and an afternoon run. In between trips to the Hill our interns help us with administrative tasks such as compiling contact sheets and short bill titles.

Several times a week, our interns are given the opportunity to observe a Congressional committee hearing and write an article. Congressional hearings cover a wide spectrum of topics, and we try to allow our interns to attend hearings that interest them. The articles are submitted to the committee editors within a day or two and are posted on the “Recent Committee News” section of the GalleryWatch website or in the CongressNow daily newsletter.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their writing skills, acquire clips for a portfolio, learn about our government and make contacts in the House and Senate.