Friday, October 29, 2010

URGENT: The Wall Street Journal Internship Deadline is Nov. 1!!

The Wall Street Journal



Internships are aimed at undergraduates or recent graduates who intend a career in journalism. To apply for this internship please submit a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples. We will select about 15 interns for the summer 2011 program. The selection process is highly competitive and most of those chosen have had prior internships with other newspapers as well as extensive experience on a campus newspaper. The internships are for ten-week periods in June, July and August. The pay is $700.00 a week.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Only the applicants who are selected for final consideration will be contacted. We will complete the selection process by the end of December.

ART INTERNS: We also accept photo, infographics, video and art internship applications. Applicants should include samples of their work. Video applicants should email links to their videos or portfolios to

Deborah Brewster, Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Internship Program (U.S.)
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036


The Journal's European edition, The Wall Street Journal Europe, also usually takes a reporting intern to be based in Europe. The application must be postmarked by November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples to:

Tim Hanrahan, Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Europe
10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7QN
Or email to:

In addition to meeting all the application requirements cited in the WSJ description above, the Journal Europe is also looking for candidates with fluency in one or more of these European languages: French, German, Dutch, or Russian; a demonstrable interest in Europe as well as the willingness and ability to work in an overseas environment. The selected candidates will work in one of WSJ's European bureaus and will be required to provide proof of health insurance. They will be required to pay for their own round-trip airfare. The pay is $700 a week.


The Journal's Asian edition is looking for a reporting intern to be based in Hong Kong. The materials must be postmarked or received into our email inbox no later than November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples to:

Almar Latour, Editor-in-Chief
The Wall Street Journal Asia
25/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Or email to:

In addition to meeting all the application requirements cited in the WSJ description above, the Journal Asia is looking for candidates with fluency in one or more Asian languages--preferably Mandarin, Japanese or Korean—a strong interest in business reporting in Asia, and ideally experience living or working in the region. The selected candidates will work at The Asian Journal's Hong Kong headquarters and will be provided with $700 a week and an allowance for round-trip airfare to Hong Kong.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The 2011 Sports Journalism Institute Application Deadline

The 2011 Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to print journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports
departments of newspapers nationwide. The program will begin with a classes June 3-12, 2011 at the Poytner Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Deadline: November 22

Editing and online candidates are urged to apply.

MTV Summer Associate Program Application Available Soon

The 2011 Summer Associate Program application will be available soon, stay tuned! #internships via @MTVNetworksJobs

So stay tuned to their Twitter page for updates.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Marketplace Tech Report Seeks Intern (St. Paul, MN)

Marketplace Tech Report is looking for an intern. Pay is $10/hour. The link and details are below:

Position: Intern, Marketplace Tech Report
Requisition: 511-11
Description: The intern will be part of the Marketplace Tech Report team and work on the daily production of the radio show and online presence. The person in this position will work with the host and producer to dig through tech news, doggedly pursue the most illuminating and compelling thinkers on timely subjects and quickly turn around interviews for the radio show and website. The production schedule is fast-paced and therefore requires a motivated, self-starter who is able to sniff out a good news story, ask relevant and forward-thinking questions as well as produce digital audio and, when the news demands, help the show completely change direction with little warning to make the best story for our audience.

Duties will include researching stories, booking guests and assisting with daily production.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
- Experience in news gathering and writing.
- Experience in editing digital audio

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Keen knowledge of current events and tech-related news
- Pro Tools and audio production skills
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
- Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision
- Ability to maintain productive and positive communication with co-workers
- Basic copy editing skills and knowledge of AP style.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

- Passion for news and knowledge of current events from following the news daily.
- Excellent language skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading

This position pays $10/hour. Parking or bus pass reimbursed.

Employment Type: Intern
Location: American Public Media - St. Paul, MN
Opened On: 10/21/2010

Toni Randolph
Editor for New Audiences
Minnesota Public Radio

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists Griot Drum

Do you know a journalism student of color with a tie to the Tampa Bay area?

Might they want some serious $$ for school this year? They now have until
October 10 to do something about it.

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists have extended our Griot Drum
Scholarship deadline to Oct. 10. We are giving away $5,000 in
scholarships, including one award for graduate students.

TBABJ to distribute $5,000 to minority journalism students, including a
first-ever graduate student scholarship award.

Because of growing demand, TBABJ will give away its first scholarship to a
graduate journalism student this year for $1,000. In addition, two
undergraduate students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and one
undergraduate student will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Our desire is to empower young journalists of color to join the ranks of
the working press. Please encourage all high school seniors, undergraduate
and graduate students of color (African American, Hispanic, Asian, etc.) to
apply for this contest by OCT. 10, 2010. Applications must be postmarked by
this date to be considered.

Scholarship winners will be announced this year during TBABJ’s Griot Drum
Awards ceremony, taking place in Tampa Nov. 18, at the Dr. Blaise F. Alfano
Conference & Banquet Center, 11606 McKinley Drive. To learn more about
Griot Drum, visit

Students currently enrolled in college or graduating high school seniors
are encouraged to apply. Previous grand prize winners are NOT eligible.
Applicants MUST have a connection to the Tampa Bay area, which includes Tampa,
St. Petersburg and Sarasota, among other communities in the region. We
expect our winners to attend a reception before the Griot Drum ceremony and stay
for the banquet.

Questions? Contact Kevin Graham, TBABJ’s Scholarship Coordinator, at
813-857-4096 or _contactkevingraham@gmail.com_
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Or click here:

The Blogging Scholarship

Is Your Blog Worthy of a $10,000 Scholarship?

Do you maintain a weblog and attend college? Would you like $10,000 to help pay for books, tuition, or other living costs? If so, read on.

We're giving away $10,000 this year to a college student who blogs. The Blogging Scholarship is awarded annually.
Scholarship Requirements:

* Your blog must contain unique and interesting information about you and/or things you are passionate about. No spam bloggers please!!!
* U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
* Currently attending full-time in post-secondary education in the United States; and
* If you win, you must be willing to allow us to list your name and blog on this page. We want to be able to say we knew you before you became a well educated, rich, and famous blogging legend.

Important Dates:

* the 2010 submission application date is October 21, 2010.
* the winner will be announced on Noveber 2, 2010 at 6pm Pacific.

Why a Blogging Scholarship?

At College we believe that everyone deserves a shot at a decent education. And we love bloggers. Not for the least of reasons, because we blog, and the founders of this site makes a living as bloggers. :)

We believe passion is important. As the world gets more competitive, those who are passionate about what they do, and work close to their passions, will be able to become and stay successful even as technology and automation eat away at many business models. Those who are willing to share their experiences with the world help make the world a better place, even if most bloggers only consider blogging a hobby.

We believe those who freely express themselves are far more likely to find their true passions and connect with people to bring on large scale social change.
Not Blogging Yet? Blogging Rocks...Start Today

If you do not yet blog, consider starting one. We always prefer blogging on your own domain name (because that gives you more flexibility if your blog becomes more than you thought it would be), but there are also many free, quick, and easy to use blogging platforms. A few of the more popular ones are:

* Blogger - free blogging platform from Google. You can host your blog on, or publish remotely to
* LiveJournal - free blogging platform. You can host your blog on Mostly used for expressing teen angst!
* MovableType - downloadable software you can install to publish a site on
* Typepad - paid hosted blogging platform. You can host your blog on or
* Wordpress - free blogging platform. You can host your blog on You can also download the Wordpress software program, and host your site on Some hosts, such as Dreamhost, come with one click blog install.
* Also don't forget to check with your school to see if they offer students blogs. And if you want to keep up with the latest blogging news give ProBlogger a look.

Have a Friend That Blogs?

If you have a friend that blogs feel free to mention this page to them, or if you want to really surprise them nominate them, stating why you think they deserve this scholarship.
Apply Today!

There is a 300 word limit for this essay. Like great blog posts, short and interesting is preferred over verbose. Use any of these questions as the basis for your scholarship essay:

* If you nominated a friend, what makes them and their blog so special?
* What is the most interesting or inspiring blog post you have ever read? Why did you find it inspiring?
* How have you used blogging to help yourself or others?
* What is the most powerful social change you have seen come out of blogging?
* Why did you start blogging? What does blogging mean to you? Why is blogging important to you?

Minneapolis Star Tribune Internship

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Start your career before you finish college.
Intern at one of the nation's biggest media companies: The Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
The Star Tribune newsroom offers one of the most rewarding journalism internship programs in the country. We recruit nationally and take seriously our role in training and mentoring college and graduate students pursuing careers as reporters, copy editors, photographers, designers and multimedia journalists. In fact, some of our top journalists got their start interning with us.
• Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college, work for a college news outlet and have interned at a
smaller paper.
• Interns are paid the same as a
first-year professional, which is
$692 a week.
• Senior writers and editors hold weekly brownbag lunches to speak with interns about building key skills.
• We provide a real-world experience in a major daily news environment.
Send a cover letter, résumé, clips or
portfolio, and two letters of reference to:
Duchesne Drew
Managing Editor for
Star Tribune
425 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55488
Contact: Duchesne Drew at
612.673.7111 or
Neal Justin at 612.673.7431 or

NABJ Student Webinar (Thur. Oct. 7, 2010 6-7pm)

2011 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is accepting applications for the 2011 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program. This intensive summer program provides college students with an opportunity to work on policy issues in a congressional office and to engage in original health policy research and analysis under the guidance of Foundation research staff.

College seniors and recent college graduates who have a strong interest in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities or who are themselves a member of a population that is adversely affected by racial and ethnic health disparities are eligible to apply. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be seniors or recent graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university by the fall of 2011. Individuals with a graduate degree and those individuals currently enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible to participate. The application deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Friday, December 3, 2010. Application materials and more information are available online.

Selected Scholars will work in congressional offices in Washington, D.C. for 10 weeks and will participate in weekly seminars and site visits designed to increase their understanding of the intersection between policy and the legislative process. Scholars are expected to write and present a health policy research paper in one of the following research areas: health reform and the uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare or HIV/AIDS. Housing is provided through Howard University, the Foundation’s partner in operating the program.

The Kaiser Family Foundation established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program to honor the legacy of Barbara Jordan – the first African American elected to Congress from Texas and a well-respected former member of the Foundation’s board of trustees. Barbara Jordan had a distinguished career exemplified by her tireless advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. She brought this passion to her work, inspiring other to become involved in addressing challenging health policy issues.

For questions, please contact Cara James, program director at the Kaiser Family Foundation at (202) 347-5270 or contact Jomo Kassaye, program manager at Howard University at (202) 238-2385.

The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, dedicated to producing and communicating the best possible information and analysis on health issues.