Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Washington Post Internship Program

The Washington Post offers 12-week paid internships for reporters on the Local, Financial, Sports, Style and Editorial desks, as well as internships for Visual Journalists, Multiplatform Producers and Web Designers.


You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on November 1, 2010. You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship.

Application Deadline

For the 2011 Summer Internship program, application materials must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2010.


How to Apply:


Previous Interns:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

AP News Internships

The Associated Press offers a highly selective, 12-week, individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring print, photo, broadcast, graphics and multimedia journalists.

We're seeking potential applicants for Summer 2011 internships right now!



The internship is open to full-time juniors, seniors and graduate students at American colleges and universities.


Up to 22 interns are selected.


You get to work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. You get paid. And you get to cover breaking news that may be featured in many media outlets.


Start dates may be anytime between mid-May and mid-June, depending on your schedule.


We begin interviewing news candidates for the summer in early November, so we need to hear from potential applicants now. If interested, applicants should immediately send:

> A resume and cover letter
> Five to seven clips


We'll review them and then invite successful applicants to the nearest AP bureau, where they will need to provide a 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic:

“The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company.”

Invited 2nd stage applicants also will need two letters of reference, at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead.

At the bureau, 2nd stage applicants will:

> Interview with an AP chief of bureau

> Complete an employment application

> Take a timed newswriting test


Use this link to FTP a resume, cover letter and five to seven writing samples. Submit documents no later than Tuesday, October 26. Candidates unable to provide documents electronically should fax them to 1-516-977-3374. Submit documents via FTP to:


Photo applicants should contact Stephanie Mullen, News Editor/Photos, based in San Francisco, at


Applicants for the broadcast /video internship should send your completed application to:
Dian Butler-Ellison
HR Administrator
The Associated Press
1100 13th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

There's no need to wait for the deadline, submit materials as soon as possible.

Mark Rochester
Associated Press
Assistant Chief of Bureau
Phone: 415.495.1708

Scripps Semester In Washington

Semester in Washington
The Scripps Howard Foundation's Semester in Washington program brings talented college journalists to Washington, D.C., for a fast-paced, practical internship in the nation's capital. Students work in the Scripps Howard News Bureau and produce stories for newspapers across the country. Visit to read and download the latest stories and photos.
In addition to a strong focus on writing, the program includes visits to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Student Press Law Center and other sites and seminar discussions about how to do a better job covering the news.
The program conducts three sessions a year. Six students each session, including one international student, receive free housing and a stipend.
Jody Beck, director of the program since 2003, holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Maryland, both in journalism. Before joining the Foundation, she was an adjunct faculty member at several Washington-area universities and was a lecturer at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where she taught print and broadcast reporting. In her journalism career, she worked as an assignment editor for WRC-TV in Washington for 16 years, and was the Arlington-Alexandria bureau chief, a copy editor and reporter for The Washington Star.
For information about the program, contact Jody Beck, director, Semester in Washington program at 1-202-408-2748, or
International students interested in applying should contact the International Center for Journalists at and click on Media Training.

The E.W. Scripps Multimedia Fellowship Program

Job Title: Scripps Multimedia Fellowship Program
Requisition Number: 2614
Area of Interest: Journalism
Division: EWS Corp
Work Location: Scripps-Corp Remote-Corp
Country: U.S.
State/Province: Ohio
City/Town: Cincinnati
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
If part time, specify number
of hours per week:
Commercial Driver's License Required (CDL)?: No
Job Description: The E.W. Scripps Multimedia Fellowship Program

Are you interested in beginning your media career inside a multimedia newsroom or interactive operation?

The E. W. Scripps Company’s Newspaper Division is pleased to introduce a fellowship program with opportunities in its newspaper and interactive operations in 14 markets across the United States:

Abilene, Texas
Anderson, South Carolina
Bremerton (Kitsap), Washington
Corpus Christi, Texas
Evansville, Indiana
Henderson, Kentucky
Knoxville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Naples, Florida
Redding, California
San Angelo, Texas
Treasure Coast (Stuart), Florida
Ventura, California
Wichita Falls, Texas

This twenty-four week paid program includes positions as multimedia journalists, online producers, web developers, web design/user experience specialists and copy editors/page designers. Assistance with relocation expenses of up to $500 will be provided.

Eligibility requirements for all positions include:
>An undergraduate degree in journalism, computer science or a related field
>Basic computer research skills
>Detail oriented
>Successful contributor to the workplace and/or the academic environment with ability to effectively collaborate with team members
>Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include travel, overtime, weekends and holidays.
>Willingness to learn

Additional eligibility requirements for multimedia journalists and online producers include:
>Demonstrated ability in writing, videography and/or still photography
>Broad understanding of libel laws and journalism ethics

Additional eligibility requirements for web development fellowships include:
>A sound understanding of development and programming, including proficiency in HTML/XHTML and CSS

Additional eligibility requirements for web design/user experience fellowships include:
>Proficiency in HTML/XHTML and CSS and a keen interest in learning and understanding user-centric design; strong eye for design and detail

Additional eligibility requirements for copy editor/ page designer fellowships include:
>Proficiency with copy editing and headline writing as well as familiarity with design software such as InDesign.

Through guidance from management, fellows will develop a broad understanding of newspaper and online operations. Upon successful conclusion of the fellowship, participants will be eligible to apply for available full-time positions within the Newspaper Division of The E.W. Scripps Company.

Applicants should also:
>Post links or attachments that showcase your writing, photography, online production, design and development work.
>Indicate your location preference, if any.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Boston Globe's 2011 Summer Internship Program

As the recruiter for The Boston Globe newsroom, I’m excited to tell you about our 2011 summer internship program, and ask you to share this information with the students in your chapter.

The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving 10 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, as well as photographer,designer or copy editor.

The 12-week program places reporter-interns in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local, national, foreign and business copy. We provide guidance and direction, as well as a writing coach dedicated to the interns. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

The application deadline is Nov. 1. More information on the program and an application can be accessed from our website:

Chips Quinn Scholars Application Available

If you are an undergraduate student interested in a career as a print/multimedia reporter, copy editor or photographer, the application for the prestigious Chips Quinn Scholars program has been released.

Applying to be a Chips Quinn Scholar

Scholars are accepted into the program by nomination from journalism faculty and campus media advisers, editors of newspapers or leaders of minority journalism associations. Students also may apply directly to the program, with letters of endorsement from editors or educators. College juniors, seniors or graduates with journalism majors or career goals in newspapers are eligible.

Nominees must complete an application and submit

transcripts (unofficial)
work samples
two letters of recommendation
a color headshot photo
an essay (of no more than two type-written pages) stating why they want to be a journalist
to: Karen Catone
Chips Quinn Scholars Program
Freedom Forum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 292-6271

All nominees must have a valid driver's license and a car with insurance during their internship.

Program timetable

Spring program
Nomination deadline is Oct. 15 (postmarked). Orientation will be in mid-January, followed by a 10- to 12-week paid internship. Attendance at orientation is mandatory.

Summer program
Nomination deadline is Oct. 15 (postmarked). Placement notifications begin as early as mid-December and continue through the end of April. Orientation will be in mid-May, followed by a 10- to 12-week paid internship.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Copy-Editing Internship Program

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is accepting applications for its paid 12-week copy-editing internship program. Successful candidates must have at least one internship at a daily newspaper and will be able to edit stories, cutlines and other content for completeness, clarity and tone. They also must be able to craft compelling headlines and cutlines on deadline. Most shifts are from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and some weekend work will be required. Positions are available for college students or recent graduates for the fall and spring semester. Candidates with experience in graphics will be given special consideration. If interested, please send a cover letter, along with a resume and clips, to Ron Smith, assistant managing editor/news operations, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 W. State St., P.O. Box 371, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0371, or via e-mail to

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NBC News seeks NY based interns for

NBC News / Intern Qualifications:

NBC NEWS has 2 openings for fall interns at

TheGrio is NBC's video-centric news website dedicated to producing stories of
African-American interest. At just over one year old, the site is one of NBC
News' fastest growing new ventures – with a dedicated audience of loyal users.

Intern candidates for theGrio should have a strong interest in African-American
news and culture. They should have experience in web production, publishing and
writing for the web, and editing on Avid. Experience shooting and producing
original video content is preferred.

In a tight-knit and fast-paced work environment much like many Internet
start-ups, theGrio's interns will gain hands-on experience running the website.
They will also have the opportunity to assist digital journalists and the site's
editors with pre-production, fieldwork and editing multiple 2 – 3 minute daily
news packages that will live on the site – and are often broadcast on NBC
affiliates and other platforms.

Interns are also relied upon for their social media skills. A high comfort level
with Facebook and twitter is a must – as are impeccable writing skills. Strong
news judgment will be needed for monitoring the wires, web, and partners for

This is a non-paid position with an approximate end date of December 2010.
Interns must receive college credit (or a letter of recognition from a
university) and must be able to work at least two days a week.

Qualified candidates should email with the subject line: 2010
FALL INTERN CANDIDATE. Please attach resume and writing samples.

DJNF 2011 Summer Internships

DJNF 2011 Summer Internships

College juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply for DJNF 2011 paid summer internships as business reporters, news, sports and multimedia editors with news organizations across the country by completing the web-based application form by Nov. 1st.

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