Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Journalism internships: 10 Tips for Success

Tip #5: Get organized ... Keep track of all your duties, assignments and due dates. Create a "To Do" list for the current day along with a calendar for later or longer-term assignments.

Read nine more tips in 10 Tips for a Successful Media Internship, the newest article in CubReporters.org's Advice section.

Also, read a story about what NOT to do during your journalism internship.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

NYC magazine seeks fall and winter interns

If you're interested in magazine journalism, consider interning at American Spa magazine. You'll receive a stipend and get to write articles.

The New York City-magazine is looking for editorial interns for the fall and winter semesters who are interested in the travel, beauty and health industries. "This is a great opportunity to get clips," the posting says.

Don't overlook this opportunity. While it may not be your dream internship, keep in mind that magazine journalism is a very competitive field. Everyone needs to start somewhere and this internship should help you get some solid experience.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Internship @ Seventeen magazine

Fashion, celebrities, beauty and journalism.

Have it all by interning at Seventeen. The magazine for teenagers is looking for a special projects intern for the fall 2008 semester.

"The ideal candidate would be able to work at least three full days a week" the advertisement says. "Responsibilities will include assisting in all aspects of major web-based project. Ideal candidate would be interested in blogging, photo work, and learning about working for a magazine website. This internship is unpaid, for college credit only."

For more jobs and internships, visit CubReporters.org's new fashion journalism page.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Boston-area journalism internships

The Atlantic has a pretty good list of journalism internship opportunities offered in the Boston area. It includes info about internships at the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Quincy Patriot Ledger, Boston Review, The Atlantic, Christian Science Monitor, various publishing companies and other publications.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Paid fall reporting internships at Bronx papers

Norwood News, Mount Hope Monitor and Highbridge Horizon -- biweekly newspapers in the Bronx -- are seeking interns for the fall and possibly beyond.

"We rely heavily on contributions from our interns," the ad says. "You will not be pushing papers or making coffee. You will be writing serious news stories and other feature articles in a fascinating urban environment. It’s an opportunity to grow as a journalist and improve your reporting/writing skills on every level, while having an impact on a diverse and developing community."

Interns are asked to take photos as well, but experience isn't necessary. They will be paid a small fee per article and/or photograph that is published. College students, graduate students and aspiring journalists are all invited to apply.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fall internship @ SF Bay Guardian

San Francisco Bay Guardian seeks reporting interns for the Fall 2008. The internship is unpaid, but seems like a good opportunity for young journalists to get clips and improve their newsgathering skills.

"The Bay Guardian offers opportunities for its interns to develop reporting skills and to write numerous articles," according to the ad. "We also provide workshops for interns on city politics, research and writing skills, and freelancing. Interns advance at their own pace."

Fall editorial internships begin the first week of September and run through the second week of January. Applications must be postmarked by August 10.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fall internship at Philly paper

The Spirit, a 35,000 circulation weekly newspaper distributed in Northern Philadelphia, is seeking interns this fall to writer articles and keep track of community events.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Paid fall photojournalism internship at Roanoke Times

Roanoke Times, a 100,000 circulation daily newspaper in Southwest Virginia, is seeking a paid intern to work from September to November for its photojournalism staff.

"This is an advanced internship where you will be working on daily assignments as well as stories and multimedia projects," according to the advertisement. "Current students and recent graduates are eligible. Our interns are treated as a staff photographer and are closely supervised and coached. You will cover a wide range of daily assignments and be strongly encouraged to produce one solid story. Applicants are supplied with Nikon digital gear, lighting equipment and mini-disc recorders (for audio slideshows) and should be technically proficient in an electronic darkroom."

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Village Voice seeks interns

Village Voice investigative reporter Wayne Barrett is seeking interns to assist with major investigative stories about the upcoming presidential election. Interns will be credited as research assistants on each story.

This is an unpaid internship and all applicants must receive college or graduate school credit to be eligible. The Village Voice is a free weekly newspaper that's based in New York City and has a national reputation. Apply ASAP.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fall multimedia internship at St.Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STLToday.com is seeking a paid multimedia intern for the Fall 2008. The 13-week gig has a flexible start date.

"One day you’ll be shooting breaking news photos and transmitting live from the scene, the next day creating a Soundslide feature on a local music festival, the next day shooting video of a political rally for the presidential election."

Application must be postmarked by July 14. If you miss the deadline, don't fret; the Post-Dispatch offers year-round paid internships.

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Fall internships at Washington Post, CNN, etc.

Several journalism internship opportunities this fall in Washington, D.C.:
  1. The Washington Post is seeking a college student for an internship in its Arts & Living section.
  2. The newspaper is also seeking interns for the Sports section and Features section of The Express, its free 190,000-circulation weekday tabloid that's distributed on public transportation.
  3. CNN en Espanol is also looking for an intern in its D.C. bureau.
  4. Foreign Policy is also considering editorial interns for its magazine and website.
If you're attending college in the D.C. area or participating in an internship program such as The Washington Center, these internships might be a good way to get some journalism experience.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Paid internship: Nike field reporter

This sounds awesome. Must be a female, aged 18-24, to apply...
"If you think you have what it takes to volley one-liners with Maria Sharapova, kick it with Hope Solo, and Q&A over cappuccinos with Serena Williams, this is your dream job.

Right now, we’re holding open casting calls for a Nike Field Reporter.

You’ll jet set across the country to interview the most talented female professional athletes. Get the dish on what they’re into at the moment, ask the questions no one else will dare to ask, and get the last word with the biggest girls in the game.

All your on-the-job expenses (including travel and gear) will be paid for by us.

And best of all, you’ll get to report back all of your findings on the Nike Field Reporter blog using written entries, videos and photos."
The deadline to apply is August 8. For more info, click here.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Fall internship at ESPN.com

ESPN.com seeks college students to intern on its copy desk in its Bristol, Conn. headquarters for 10 weeks starting in September.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Investigative journalism job for recent grad

Rotten Dog Productions has a paid internship position available for a recent graduate looking to do independent, investigative journalism.

"You should be comfortable researching a subject in depth and covering environmental, science and political stories," according to the ad. "You'll be responsible for finding stories along the Atlantic Coast from New York through Newfoundland. You should be able to find a human interest angle to the stories illustrating scientific or political event with a story about its impact on people. Your stories will be published online and combined with video and photos for documentary production."

To apply, e-mail your resume and a few work samples to Bill@Southworth.TV.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Paid internships at Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle is looking for local college students to report and take photos for The Loop, a new, innovative, interactive Web site created entirely for and by college students.

The internship involves working 10 to 16 hours per week and pays $10 per hour. Students will spend the majority of their time at the Democrat & Chronicle, though some reporting and fieldwork will be required.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Mini-internship opportunity for Fall '08

The Society for Professional Journalists is looking for 12 interns to cover its upcoming annual convention in Atlanta. The interns -- reporters, photographers and designers -- will "staff The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper that covers the SPJ National Convention." Professional journalists oversee the publication and provide editing and feedback. It's a great way for college students to quickly get lots of work samples.

This year's convention is set for Sept. 4-6 in Atlanta. Interns will need to arrive in Atlanta by noon Wednesday, Sept. 3, and the internship ends Sunday, Sept. 7. Accommodations, mentoring and other perks will be provided. The application deadline is April 19.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Internship/job-finding tips

Graduation and summer are both fast approaching. If you're in college and reading this blog, that means you're likely either looking for an internship or first job.

The Society for News Design offers some straight-talkin' tips. They're obviously aimed at designers, but it's nonetheless relevant for all journalists. There's also a handy worksheet to keep track of where you applied.

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Public relations internships

I’ve created a public relations internship guide for college students.


It’s very much a work-in-progress (feel free to send feedback), and nowhere near matching my journalism internship website in its depth and breadth. But it’s a start, and there doesn’t seem to be too many good PR internship websites.

It may seem odd to be talking about PR on a journalism blog. After all, many journalists view PR as “the Dark Side.” It’s all about “spin” and misinforming the public, they believe.

Guess what? Many PR people are equally wary of journalists, believing that the media is out to get them. They frequently accuse reporters of “spinning” stories.

As someone who’s worked on both sides of the fence, I know that both viewpoints are silly. When practiced ethically – as the vast majority of professionals in both journalism and PR do – both fields have similar goals. Basically, inform the public and tell the truth. Unfortunately, a few bad apples have given both fields an inaccurate reputation.

The reality is that there’s a lot of crossover between journalism and PR.

At many media outlets, for better or worse, we’re seeing a blurring of the lines between journalism and public relations. Many journalists eventually switch careers to public relations. At the university where I teach, public relations and journalism are combined into one major. I’m not saying that’s the way it should be. I’m just saying, that’s the way it is these days.

So, that’s why I’m writing about public relations on a journalism website. Because I know many of my site’s visitors may also be interested in careers in public relations.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, April 27, 2007

We're #1!

The Society for News Design recently ranked it as the #1 job resource for soon-to-be journalism graduates.

In second place was the long-venerated JournalismJobs.com.


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