Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Paid summer and spring journalism internships in DC

The National Journalism Center is seeking Spring and Summer interns, who will be placed at media outlets around the Washington. D.C. area, gaining real-world experience from professionals in the field.

Interns receive a $1,000 per month stipend for the duration of the 12-week program. Students can take their internships for credit, as well.

2008 placements included: Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, NBC News, BBC, Washington Times, Human Events, Washington Examiner , Politics magazine, Townhall , NewsMax magazine, Evans & Novak Political Report, Comcast Sports Net, DCSportsFan.com, American Spectator, Laura Ingraham Show, Sean Hannity Show, CNSnews.com, and Radio America shows, such as the G. Gordon Liddy Show, Michael Reagan Show, Dateline Washington, and Greg Knapp Experience – and many more.

Once a week, interns meet together for a training seminar to enhance their writing and reporting skills, their knowledge of journalism principles and fundamentals and learn more about the different topics, such as education and economics, that interns report on while at their placements. Interns are also exposed to speakers in the public policy or journalism fields, where lectures and question-answer seminars provide a chance for participants to learn from Washington insiders.

The Spring internship session runs from February 2 to April 24, 2009. The Summer internship session runs from May 17 to August 7, 2009.

To apply, candidates must submit an application (which can be found online), a cover letter, resume, 2-3 writing samples and 3 references. Please visit njc.yaf.org for application deadlines and more information about opportunities with The National Journalism Center.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Paid internships @ New York magazine

New York magazine’s website, nymag.com, seeks Spring semester editorial interns who can work a minimum of two full days per week.

Pay is $7.15 per hour. College credit can also be arranged. Responsibilities include database production, fact-checking, research, reporting, and writing.

New York is a 400,000 circulation weekly magazine that covers the culture, style and politics of New York City.

E-mail a cover letter, résumé, and two or three clips to nymjobs@nymag.com. Put “Spring Semester Online Editorial Internship” in the subject line. No calls.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Spring & summer internships @ NY Post

The New York Post, a 725,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks interns to assist with its website in the spring and/or summer.

The part-time positions are unpaid and interns must receive college credit. "Interns will be responsible for helping to put the newspaper online, helping to put photos online, editing photo galleries & editing video," the ad states.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

6-month paid internships @ Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press, an 80,000 circulation daily newspaper in Tennessee, offers six-month paid internships in all the newsroom crafts: photography, multimedia, news, features, copy editing and page design. Interns are paid $400 per week.

Internships begin in in January and July. There are no hard deadlines.

"Our internships are awarded based on merit," the job ad states. "Considerations include previous internships, campus media experience and quality of work samples."

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Internship @ Men's Health magazine

Men's Health, a 1.9 million-circulation magazine, is currently seeking a journalism intern for its New York City office.

Responsibilities include: researching, reporting and writing for the magazine; performing administrative duties; and working on special projects for the magazine.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

So. Cal. paper seeks interns for holidays

The Hesperia Star, a 20,000 weekly newspaper in California's Mojave Desert, is offering internships during the Christmas break for students with an interest in journalism.

"Interns must be at least 16 years old and should have a demonstrated interest in journalism," according to the newspaper. "High school and college-level journalism students are particularly encouraged. Interns perform a variety of newsroom tasks to assist reporters, photographers and editors. Internships are tailored to the intern's area of interest."

To apply, send a résumé and cover letter outlining your interest in journalism to News Internship, Attn: Editor, 17045 Main St., Hesperia CA 92345 or send an email to editor@hesperiastar.com.

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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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Monday, December 1, 2008

Paid summer internships @ L.A. Times

The Los Angeles Times, the 4th-largest daily newspaper in the U.S., is offering 10-week paid summer internships in its news, sports, business, features, Washington bureau, photography and online departments.

Undergraduate college students, as well as graduates who have finished school within six months of the internship start, are eligible. Little training is offered, according to the newspaper's website, so previous internship experience is preferred. Interns also need a driver's license and access to a car.

Applications are due January 1. Submit a cover letter, a resume, a one-page personal essay, up to 12 work samples and a list of three references to: Randy Hagihara, Senior Editor for Recruitment, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

For further information, contact Hagihara at 1-800-LATIMES, Ext. 77992 or at randy.hagihara@latimes.com.

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Paid year-round internships @ ESPN

ESPN is offering year-round paid internships in broadcast, print and online journalism.

In addition to ESPN's many English-language television and radio channels, ESPN also offers paid internships at the New York City-based ESPN: The Magazine and ESPN.com.

And, ESPN also offers internships with the Spanish-language ESPN Deportes and ESPNDeportes.com, as well as ESPN International and other multi-lingual opportunities.

Internships provide competitive pay and run for 10 weeks and 30 to 40 hours per week. Competitive pay. Interns who do not live in the Bristol, Conn., or New York City areas, may qualify for subsidized housing. Limited opportunities are available at other locations. Additionally, ESPN plans to open operations in Los Angeles in 2009 and that may present more internship opportunities on the West Coast. Internships are available in the fall and spring semesters and during the summer. Course credit can be offered based on college requirements.

Internships are available for currently enrolled college students who are within 12 months of graduation. They must be authorized to work in the United States for any company.

To apply:
1) Visit: http://www.espn.com/joinourteam.
2) Select JOBS tab.
3) Select PROFILE to add personal information, including your resume.
4) Select AGENTS/SEARCH.
5) In the JOB POSTING section, select ASSOCIATES/INTERNSHIPS to search for current internship opportunities.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Paid internship to report on SF convention

Several undergraduate and/or graduate students are sought to work as reporters, digital photographers or web specialists for the print and online editions of a daily newspaper at the 2009 national conference of the American Association of School Administrators. The event is February19-21, 2009, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Reporters will be assigned to cover speakers and panels on topics relating to school leadership and K-12 education. Those interested in digital photography will be assigned to shoot multiple events and candid scenes each day. Students with web posting experience will help with the newspaper’s electronic edition.

Interns will receive bylines or credit lines on their work. Each student who completes the 3½ -day internship will also get a $100 honorarium and a complimentary lunch each day. A complimentary dinner will be provided if evening hours are involved.

Candidates interested should send a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interests, contact information for at least two references, a resume and 2-3 published writing and/or photography samples by December 10, 2008, to jgoldman@aasa.org.

Applications also can be mailed to: Jay P. Goldman, Editor, American Association of School Administrators, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

For more info, contact Jay at (703) 875-0745 or jgoldman@aasa.org.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Five-month paid internships @ Consumer Reports

Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, has an immediate need for three paid interns in its San Francisco bureau. The internship is for 15 hours per week for 20 weeks at $16 per hour beginning as soon as possible.

"The intern will work closely with CU's Financial Services Campaign Team, and will be called upon to read and verify stories, communicate with consumers, as well as conduct research and write for publication," the internship posting states. "Essential to this work is a passion for consumer advocacy, good verbal and written skills, excellent interviewing skills and an ability to work well with others."

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Paid internships @ SF Weekly

SF Weekly, a free alternative 100,000-circulation newspaper in San Francisco, seeks interns for its Night & Day calendar section.

Initial responsibilities include database work, entering arts and culture events for our online listings (with some 250-word bylined pieces), followed by the opportunity to write bylined pieces on arts and culture events that will appear in the paper in the Night & Day section.

Students must be able to receive course credit. Writing assignments that appear in print issues will be paid at the newspaper's freelancer rates.

E-mail a short cover letter, resume, and clips (or a writing sample geared toward what SF Weekly covers) to: Michael Leaverton at Michael.leaverton@sfweekly.com. Or mail your application to: Michael Leaverton, Calendar Editor, SF Weekly, 185 Berry Street, Suite 3800
SF, CA 94107.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Year-round internships @ USA Today

The USA Today, the most read daily newspaper in the U.S., offers journalism internships year-round at its Washington, D.C. area headquarters in various sections: News, Opinion, Money, Sports, Travel, Life. In addition, internships are also available in multimedia, photography, page layout/design, weather, copy editing, online and the New York bureau.

Because the internships are unpaid, only students who can receive academic credit for the internship are eligible. Standard minimum work commitment is 15-20 hours, two to three days a week for 12 weeks.

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume and work samples to newsroominterns@usatoday.com. Occasionally a student can secure an internship after the initial deadlines, which are summer, Dec. 1; autumn, April 1; and spring and holiday interim, Oct. 15.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Internship @ Huffington Post

The Huffington Post, a popular news website with a liberal perspective, has an immediate opening for a reporting/editorial intern in its Washington, D.C. office. The intern will "do extensive researching, writing, editing, fact-checking, monitoring of news stories, and other tasks as assigned."

E-mail cover letter and resume to jobs@huffingtonpost.com.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CBS News offers year-round internships

CBS offers year-round news internships at its various television and radio news shows.

Interns' duties include logging tapes, coordinating script, researching, conducting preliminary interviews, assisting during shoots, selecting footage, answering viewer mail and performing clerical duties.

The educational program is unpaid and open to students who are currently attending an accredited college and have achieved junior or senior status are eligible.

Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended.

Placement possibilities include Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, The Early Show, Sunday Morning, News Productions, Newspath, Newspath Sports, Radio News, Press Office, Face the Nation, Weekend News, News Marketing, Political Unit, Legal Unit, Investigative Unit, CBS News on LOGO and Broadcast Marketing.

Locations include NY, DC, LA, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, London, Tokyo and Beijing. Fall and spring interns are accepted on a rolling basis. The summer program selects and assigns students on a first-come, first-served basis; summer applications will not be accepted after February 28 of each year.

To apply, send your resume to Katie Curcio at cc5@cbsnews.com.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Paid summer journalism internship in Bismarck, ND

Bismarck Tribune, a 30,000 circulation daily newspaper in North Dakota's capital city, seek a paid summer intern.

"The Tribune will consider applicants for sports, general reporting, copy desk or a combination of duties," the posting says. "We will hire the best candidate. Tribune interns are part of the newsroom staff and share in regular assignments."

The summer internship is 40 hours per week for three months and includes some weekend work. It pays $10 an hour.

To apply, post resume, references, samples of work and what position you prefer at www.bismarcktribune.com and click on jobs and "Tribune job opportunities," or enter www.apply-to.com/job2543633 in your browser.

The application deadline is January 15. If you have any questions, call City Editor Steve Wallick at 1-888-708-2247 or e-mail steve.wallick@bismarcktribune.com.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Paid reporting internships @ MLB.com

MLB.com, the website of Major League Baseball and its teams, offers 30 reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters. The summer internships are available to college and graduate students, run a minimum of 10 weeks, and pay $500 per week.

"These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional team," according to the posting. "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."

The application deadline is November 30. Please mail all internship applications to:

Bill Hill
Assistant Managing Editor/MLB.com
Attn: Internship Application
14825 N. 97th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

If you have any questions, contact Bill Hill at bill.hill@MLB.com and put the words "Internship Info" in the subject line.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Internships @ The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter, a major trade publication of the film industry, is currently seeking multimedia interns in its Los Angeles and New York City offices. Internships are available year-round and include reporting opportunities. The part-time positions are unpaid, but offer college credit.

General duties include: photo processing; newsletter assembly; loading of news, feature, review, blog and video content onto thr.com; updating internal and external calendars and distributing calendar info to department; handling regular news columns such as casting roundups, executive roundups and the weekly report on MPAA film ratings; chart and data work; scanning wires and sibling sites for relevant content; general assignment writing, editing, researching and proofing; online marketing (sending links or posting on related web sites); video editing and production assistance; minimal administrative support for the editor.


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Friday, October 31, 2008

Paid summer internships @ Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune, a 320,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks interns for a 10-week paid summer internship. The internship pays $714 per week and includes "great assignments," according to the editors.

Positions are available in reporting, copy editing, photography, graphic design and multimedia. The selection process is competitive and "Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper."

Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Send letter of application, resume, work samples and two letters of reference to:

Newsroom Internship Coordinator
Star Tribune
425 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55488

For more info, contact: Christine Ledbetter at 612-673-7918 or cledbetter@startribune.com or Neal Justin at 612-673-7431 or njustin@startribune.com

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Hartford Guardian magazine seeks interns

The Hartford Guardian, a 25,000 circulation magazine in Hartford, Conn., is looking for aggressive reporter interns familiar with Greater Hartford area to cover politics, entertainment and social issues. Send resume and cover letter, including availability to editor@thehartfordguardian.com.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Paid spring internships @ The Nation

The Nation magazine, a 184,000 circulation weekly magazine on politics and culture, is seeking paid interns for the Spring for both its New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Interns typically check facts and conduct research in addition to performing administrative work.

One intern in the New York City office works as the Web Intern. This position requires an interest and understanding of online media in addition to news judgment, fact-checking and copy-editing skills. The position also entails updating TheNation.com's Newsfeed, which requires a wide reading of news on the web and the ability to pick stories of high integrity and reader interest from a variety of blogs.

An additional position is available in The Nation's Washington, D.C. office. This intern works closely with the magazine's Washington editor, attending press conferences and Congressional hearings as well as conducting research and providing clerical assistance.

The Spring 2009 session begins January 5 and ends May 22. There are ten intern positions during each session (nine in New York and one in Washington; two of the New York positions are web-based). There is a $150/week stipend.

The deadline for postmarked applications is November 2, 2008.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Wall Street Journal Online paid summer internships

The Wall Street Journal is seeking summer interns for its website. Pay is $700 a week, with internships running from early June through mid-August.

Candidates will be paired with and mentored by editors in a newsroom environment, producing sections of the site, building or designing interactive graphics, working in Flash or shooting and editing photos and video. Over the course of 10 weeks, interns will also get the chance to showcase their talents through project work and further develop their skills.

Candidates must have prior experience or a demonstrated interest in news and the ability to work under constant deadline pressure. Those seeking production internships should be comfortable working with content-management system software and have at least basic HTML skills. Candidates for graphics, photo or video internships will be tested in their knowledge of development languages and editing software in relevant areas.

Applicants for summer 2009 internships must have graduated from college or a master's program or be slated to receive a degree between December 2008 and May 2009. Submit a cover letter and resume at http://www.dowjones.com/careers , using the job ID number 250416. Please also supply links to your portfolio of online work.

WSJ.com is the 24/7/365 online arm of The Wall Street Journal. With 21.7 million unique visitors in September 2008 and over 200 million page views, WSJ.com is a leading destination for financial news and information on the Web. Both WSJ.com and The Wall Street Journal are part of Dow Jones & Co., Inc, which is a News Corporation subsidiary.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Newsweek summer internship application due Friday

Applications for Newsweek's summer 2009 internship program must be postmarked by tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 17.

The paid, 13-week summer internship program is designed for college students entering their senior year, graduating seniors, graduate students and professionals with a few years of experience in journalism.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Paid summer internships @ Denver Post

The Denver Post, a 255,000-circulation daily newspaper, is accepting applications for paid summer internships until Oct. 31.

Interns work as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers or graphic designers. They are $500 per week and the internship runs 10 weeks.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Spring internships @ CNN

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Year-round internships at OC Register

The Orange County Register, a 300,000 circulation daily newspaper, offers paid internships throughout the year.

Three part-time internships (15 hours per week) are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Seven full-time internships (40 hours per week), including one in the paper's D.C. bureau, are available.

"Generally, applicants should be juniors or seniors at four-year universities or graduate students enrolled in degree programs or who have extensive experience on college newspapers, electronic media, professional publications or Web sites," according to the newspaper's website.

The deadlines to apply are: June 1 for fall internships, Dec. 1 for spring internships and Dec. 15 for summer internships.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

100 paid summer journalism internships available

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund offers 100 paid summer internships in business reporting, news, online and sports copy editing at newspapers across the country.

Each intern receives free pre-internship training seminars on college campuses and weekly salaries starting at $350 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns who return to college full-time the following fall will receive $1,000 scholarships from the Fund.

The program is open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. The application deadline is November 1.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Politics magazine seeks interns

Politics magazine is looking for undergraduate students who are studying journalism or political science to intern at its Washington, D.C. office.

The intern will work closely with the staff conducting research for articles with the possibility of writing articles among other duties.

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to cfindlay@politicsmagazine.com with the subject line "Internship."

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Paid summer internships @ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a 230,000 circulation daily newspaper, seeks interns for summer 2009.

Internships are available in local news reporting, sports reporting, entertainment reporting, copy editing, graphics, news design, online and photography.

Starting dates are negotiable, and internships last a maximum of 12 weeks. The salary is $450 per week.

Applications must be received by November 1. Preference is given to students entering or completing their senior year.

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Paid newspaper internships for D.C., Md. and Del. students

Paid summer 2009 internships are available at newspapers in Maryland, D.C. and Delaware to college students who are either from those areas or attend college in those areas.

The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Foundation offers internships to to a) student journalists attending any four-year college in Maryland, Delaware or the District; b) students who reside in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. region and attend college elsewhere; and c) students attending any two-year college in Maryland.

Download an application and return it to MDDC by Nov. 14 for consideration.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Journalism internships: FAQs and myths

Are paid journalism internships the best internships? Not necessarily. Why do some media companies only accept interns who are receiving college credit for their internship? Get the answers to these questions and more in CubReporters.org's new section on "FAQs and Myths about Journalism Internships."

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Paid summer internships at NJ newspapers

The New Jersey Press Foundation operates a paid summer internship program for college students who are interested in pursuing newspaper careers.

The program invites applications from students attending New Jersey colleges and for New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled at other U.S. colleges.

Eight students will be selected to intern at New Jersey daily and weekly newspapers, including the Asbury Park Press and Bergen Record. They will be paid $325 a week for eight weeks of work as reporters, photographers, copy editors, graphic artists or Web page experts. In addition, they will receive $1,000 scholarships.

The application deadline for summer 2009 internships is November 15.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Paid newspaper reporter internships nationwide

Paid summer internships are available at newspapers around the country through the Institute for Humane Studies.

If selected, you will get paid $400 per week along with funds for travel and housing expenses, participate in a week-long orientation, receive career guidance, and intern for 8 weeks at media outlets such as the Orange County Register, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Philadelphia Bulletin. You'll have the opportunity to publish stories and get bylines.

The deadline for early decision is November 1. Application materials must be submitted through http://www.TheIHS.org/journalism and received no later than January 31.

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Paid summer internships @ CNN, MSNBC, Fox News

Do you want a career in broadcast journalism but have no experience?

Hands-on summer 2009 internships with an experienced producer at major media networks or news production houses are available to college students through the Institute for Humane Studies.

Selected interns typically receive:
  • $2,000 stipend for a 10-week internship
  • Housing and travel allowance
  • Tuition and travel assistance to our weeklong workshop, Journalism and the Free Society
  • Free books, including academic works on economics, history, and philosophy
  • Mentoring with working industry professionals
  • Networking opportunities in major media centers: NYC, LA, and DC
In addition, arrangements can be made for internships as short as five weeks and up to twenty weeks at host firms. Current students can be considered for a part time internship that works around course loads. International students are also eligible for placement.

Previous students interned at:
  • CNN in Atlanta
  • WTOP in Washington, DC
  • ABC 20/20 in Manhattan
  • Fox News in Los Angeles
  • Hedrick Smith Productions in Washington, DC
  • MSNBC in New York City
"No previous experience is necessary, we're looking for articulate students passionate about liberty," according to the posting. "Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply."

The deadline for early decision is November 1. Application materials must be submitted through http://www.TheIHS.org/journalism and received no later than January 31.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sports journalism intern @ Chicago TV station

WGN-TV, CW's affiliate in Chicago, seeks an intern to assist the sports producer and anchor with the evening sportscasts.

The intern will log games and use the web and wires to help provide pertinent information on breaking sports stories. The interns will learn to identify proper highlights, video, sound, etc… to use in our shows. Also, interns will have the opportunity to learn to edit on desktop editors. Occasionally, interns go out in the field to help with interviews.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, September 29, 2008

SF event: Journalism job and internship fair

San Fransisco State University will host a journalism job and internship fair on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Early registration is only $7 if paid by Oct. 5; on-site registration is $25.

Recruiters scheduled to attend so far:
Alameda Sun, Associated Press, Bay Area News Group - East Bay, East Bay Express, El Reportero, El Tecolote, Independent Arts & Media, KALW 91.7, KRON4, New America Media, San Mateo Daily Journal, The Press Democrat, Wiretap Magazine, KQED-FM, All Voices, CBS 5/KPIX, The Globe Newspapers, Curve Magazine, Tikkun Magazine, WIP Magazine, The Western Edition, OhDANG! Magazine, Sierra Club Magazine, Colorlines Magazine. MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall internship @ People magazine

People, a weekly 4-million circulation magazine that covers celebrities and human interest stories, seeks a college student for an editorial internship beginning immediately.

Tasks include reporting, fact checking, researching, writing, and general editorial tasks. The intern will work three days and 14-21 hours per week at the magazine's New York City office. The student must be able to receive credit for the internship, which will run until December.

Find more journalism internships at CubReporters.org.

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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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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Journalism internships in Dallas

University of North Texas's journalism department has assembled a fairly lengthy list of internship opportunities in the Dallas area and beyond. Every day, new journalism and public relations internships are listed.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Orlando Sentinel hiring editor offers advice

I asked the Orlando Sentinel's staff development editor if he had any advice for young journalists. Dana Eagles suggests that college journalists create their own opportunities by offering to intern somewhere for college credit:
"It might be worth noting that some newspapers and magazines will allow students to intern part time for academic credit for a semester at a time. This can be an excellent way for younger students to gain some experience even if they don't qualify for a full-time, paid summer internship. For example, every semester we have four or five University of Central Florida students working for us part-time as interns in reporting, editing, photography and online producing. These arrangements might not be formalized in every case. The student might need to take the initiative to invent an opportunity, armed with information about what sort of credit his school is willing to give and how many hours of work are required to get it."
Eagles has also written a must-read article, "How to get a newspaper internship," that outlines how to go about finding and applying for journalism internships.

For more info on both paid and academic internships at the Orlando Sentinel, click here.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Scholarships to D.C. summer journalism program

The Institute of Political Journalism is still accepting applications for its eight-week program in D.C. -- and has scholarships available, as well.

Basically, IPJ hooks you up with a first rate full-time journalism internship (e.g. USA Today, CNN, White House press secretary's office, etc.). You also take two night classes (worth six credits) at Georgetown University. And housing is provided.

For more info, visit:
http://dcinternships.org/ipj/about/index.asp

The program costs a few thousands dollars, but, as I said, scholarships are available.

I did this same program when I was in college, and it was a lot of fun. More importantly, it really helped my career.


-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Internships at New Jersey newspapers

If you're still looking for a summer journalism internship ... the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association has put together a pretty good webpage listing 2008 summer internships at New Jersey newspapers. Check it out, and send your resume ASAP!

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Internships at The Economist

The journalism internships webpage now has a link to summer internships at The Economist, a publication which needs no qualification. But here's one anyway: a London-based weekly news and international affairs magazine with a worldwide circulation of 1.2 million.

"Interns are treated much as members of staff and expected to join in accordingly," The Economist notes on its journalism internship webpage. "The internships are generally for a three-month period and take place over the summer (at the London office)."

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Still looking for a summer '08 journalism internship?

The first round of summer internship applications has passed, with major newspapers like the Boston Globe and Washington Post selecting their reporting interns for the upcoming summer. But don't despair if you weren't among the lucky, select few. Lots of good journalism internship opportunities remain. Visit my journalism website to learn about remaining summer 2008 reporting internships.

-Professor Grabowski

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

More praise for CubReporters.org

Ken Jost, Supreme Court Editor of CQ Press, e-mails us: "Perhaps if I'd read this [Web site] 30 years ago, I might be editor of the New York Times by now."

"Too often, young journalists don't have a road map with which to navigate the industry -- instead, they're given gloomy assessments about the job market and then shoved out into it," says J.T. Rushing, state capital bureau chief for the Florida-Times Union. "What Mark has created is a terrific, must-read resource for reporters in that category which we were all in at one point. His site is unique, it's invaluable, it's comprehensive and it is most certainly recommended.

Says the Aggie Journalists blog: "CubReporters.org has a whole raft of solid links to national internship listings — more than a dozen, including ASNE's bank and chains/organizations such as the AP and Freedom Communications, which owns five Texas papers."

"Looks great," e-mails Chandra Turner, founder and president of Ed2010.com , a networking and mentoring organization committed to helping aspiring and junior-level editors reach their dream magazine jobs.

Thanks, everyone!


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