Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Paid internship @ Reading Eagle

The Reading Eagle, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northeast Pennsylvania, is offering paid summer internships in news, sports, photography and design.

"Interns are treated as regular staff members and usually compile a substantial clip file," the ad states. "...We select the best candidates available, so experience usually is important. Most times that experience was gained at a college newspaper."

Apply by mid January. Send resume, clips and references to

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Paid summer internship @ Reno Gazette-Journal

The Reno Gazette-Journal, a 67,000-circulation daily newspaper in Nevada, is offering paid summer internships. The 12-week position are available in the following categories: news writing, sports writing and photography.

"Interns would work directly with current staff members in concept development, story writing and editing as well as other aspects of a newsroom," the ad states.

Submit a resume with references and two clips to RGJ Sports and Business Editor Lauren Gustus at No hard copies or phone calls.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Paid summer internships @ Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot, a 170,000-circulation daily newspaper in Norfolk, Va., is accepting applications for paid summer internships.

Internships are 12 weeks, pay $600 per week, and available for reporters, copy editors, photographers, and page designers.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 1.

Here's more info from the newspaper:

Our internships are highly competitive. Therefore, experience working on a college newspaper is a must, and a previous internship at a daily paper is a plus. Reporters and photographers will need a car. Juniors and seniors are preferred, but sophomores and graduate students also are eligible.

The Pilot selects six interns, who will be notified by early February 2010. The pay is $600 a week. All internships run for 12 weeks, except for the one on the sports desk that lasts for six months. Interns will have regular opportunities to meet with The Pilot's editors and other newsroom professionals to talk about their career options.

Questions? E-mail, call 757.446.2456, or fax 757.446.2414. Please do NOT send completed packets by e-mail.

1. Submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references.

2. Reporters, copy editors and designers should include eight to ten published work samples showing the range of your best writing, page layout or headline writing. You may include a CD to accompany your packet or add links, but we still must see examples of your published work as it appeared in print.

3. Photographers should submit a print portfolio or CD that includes at least 20 samples of published photographs.

4. Send completed packet to: Denise Bridges, Director of Staff Development, The Virginian-Pilot, 150 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS DEC. 1, 2009. Packets postmarked after Dec. 1 will NOT be considered.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Northern Jersey newspaper seeks freelancers

The Northern Valley Suburbanite, a weekly Bergen County newspaper located just across the river from Yonkers, N.Y., seeks freelance reporters and photographers to help cover news and sporting events.​

This may be a good summer opportunity for college students looking to earn some cash or build their portfolio.

"Ideal freelancers will know the area and live close by, but those interested in getting their feet wet or who already have experience in journalism will also be considered," the ad states.

E-mail writing and/or photography samples along with a resume to
lang@​northjersey.​com .​

Location: Cresskill, New Jersey

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Paid online journalism internships in Atlanta

The Tenth Amendment Media Group -- which operates an online newspaper along with an online news, talk and entertainment station -- is offering paid editorial and photojournalism internships. These summer positions are based in Atlanta.

"Editorial Interns will write up to 3 three stories weekly and two investigative features a month," the ad states. "Photography Interns will catch the news on film while the reporter is either present or not. Often times, we will just provide photography coverage rather than written coverage of news events."

For info about editorial internships, click here. For photojournalism internships, click here. T
o apply, e-mail us your resume and cover letter to Dominique Huff at

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paid photo-editing internship in Hong Kong

TIME magazine's Asia edition is offering a paid photojournalism internship.

The internship is based in Hong Kong, runs 3 months and pays a monthly stipend. Note that it involves editing photos, not taking them. Internships are available beginning in June, as well as later in the year.

The intern will be "tasked with photo research for daily web stories, and travel and art stories for the print magazine," the ad states. "Interns will be working with different departments within the magazine - the art, production, and edit departments, as well as correspondents and photographers around Asia, and photo agencies around the world. This will be a good opportunity to learn the workings of a news magazine as well as the world of editorial photography. This is a photo editing internship. There will be no opportunities to take pictures for the magazine."

To apply, e-mail with your letter of intent, resume and photo editing clips.

Location: Hong Kong

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Paid photojournalism internship @ Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch, a 200,000-circulation daily newspaper in Virginia's capital, is offering a paid photojournalism internship in the fall.

The 10-week gig pays $450 per week and is open to college students and new graduates.

Application deadline is June 2. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and CDs of photo samples. Send your application to: Andrea Bedson, Office Manager, Newsroom, Richmond Times-Dispatch, P.O. Box 85333, Richmond, VA 23293.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Freelance photojournalism jobs

A couple websites are seeking photojournalism help:
  • Health, a 1.3 million-circulation magazine focusing on women's health, is seeking to hire a freelance online photo editor to start immediately. Click here for details.
  •, a popular website about women's fashion, beauty and nightlife, is looking for freelance photographers to photograph popular new bars in New York City. Click here for details.

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Entertainment journalists @ White Plains Journal News

The Journal News, a 122,00-circulation daily newspaper in White Plains, and seek paid freelance writers and photographers to cover entertainment in the Hudson Valley.

Metromix is a joint venture between Gannett and Tribune newspapers providing an online guide to entertainment scenes in communities around the country.

Freelancers will cover the best restaurants, bars, concerts and more in the Hudson Valley. This means Orange, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess and Putnam counties -- not New York City.

Send your resume, a "few solid pitches" and work samples to

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Photo intern @ Departures magazine

Departures, an exclusive lifestyle magazine published by American Express that has a 1.3 million circulation, is offering a paid summer internship in its Photo Department.

The full-time position is based in New York City. Start and end dates are flexible.

"Photo interns would help the Departures photography dept with photo research, administrative tasks, organizing film, maintenance of incoming and outgoing portfolios, managing caption information and credits for assigned stories, and assistance with shoot production including, but not limited to: travel arrangements, procurement of props, general assistance, fashion assistance," the posting states.

To apply, send materials to

Location: New York, New York

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paid Fall internships @ Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post, a 175,000-circulation daily newspaper in South Florida, is offering paid internships during the Fall 2009 semester.

One internship is for sportswriting and two internships are for photography. Pay is $475 per week.

Applicants for the sportswriting internship should send a cover letter, resume, reference list and 5-7 clips. E-mail materials to Lynn Kalber, Director of Administration/Digital, at

Photography applicants need to have had at least one previous photo internship. In addition, they should send a photo story (either in slides, prints or on CD) and clips of published works. E-mail materials to Photo Editor Greg Lovett at

Deadline to apply is April 1.

Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Photographer @ N.C. newspaper

The Rocky Mount Telegram, a 14,000-circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, seeks staff photographer to shoot news, sports and features.

Newspaper provides a Canon EOS-1D Mark II digital camera and lenses, including a pool 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM. They also provide an Apple laptop for remote transmission.

"Candidates should have degree in photojournalism or related field, plus relevant experience with other publications," the ad states. "Experience in producing audio slideshows and video for the web is a plus."

Competitive salary and benefits offered. Send resume and portfolio to: Alan Campbell, Photographer, Rocky Mount Telegram, P.O. Box 1080, Rocky Mount, NC 27802. Or e-mail:

Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Journalism fellowship for South Africans

South African journalists can apply for a "a 3-to-6 month fellowship that allows a writer to pursue an in-depth - and groundbreaking - project of original research to be published in any medium."

The Ruth First Fellowship is open to journalists, writers, researchers and photographers who reside in South Africa.

Applicants should propose a subject that addresses a theme of current interest in South Africa and which would have engaged Ruth First. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and research costs. They will be expected to present their work at a public event and to submit it for publication or broadcast in an appropriate outlet.

By March 20, e-mail CV and a project proposal (of no more than two pages) to or fax it to 011-717 4081.

Location: South Africa

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Various openings @ Texas newspapers

Various newspapers in Texas have reporter, photojournalist and other newsroom openings at the moment, according to the Texas Press Association's Job Bank. Some might be good entry-level opportunities:
  • The Weatherford Democrat, a small daily newspaper in the Dallas area, seeks a reporter for its crime and courts beat. E-mail resumes and writing samples to
  • The Athens Daily Review, a daily newspaper in East Texas, has two openings: a sports reporter and a general assignment reporter. Some photography is required, as well as occasional use of a video camera. Pagination (QuarkXpress) is a must. E-mail resume and clips to Editor Jayson Larson at You can also submit information to 201 South Prairieville, Athens, Texas, 75751.
  • Today Newspapers, a chain of 5 weekly community newspapers covering southern Dallas county, is looking for editors, part-time photographers and a part-time managing editor. E-mail resume along with any clippings/editorial and salary requirements to: No phone calls.
  • Leader News, a small weekly newspaper near San Antonio, is looking for a managing editor to run the newsroom, paginate and direct one full-time reporter and stringers and also cover a beat. "The owners are award-winning journalists and page designers and are ready and willing to help train a good reporter to become a good editor or help a good editor get better," the ad states. Salary is up to $30,000 but there's no health insurance. E-mail your resume to or fax to (830) 709-0067.
  • The Breckenridge American, a twice-weekly newspaper two hours west of Dallas,is seeking a full-time sports editor. "The successful applicant will be highly motivated and a skillful writer who can capture the game story beyond the final score," the ad states. "Experience preferred." Competitive salary and a quality benefits package. Submit resume and clips to Rob Durham, Assistant Editor, Breckenridge American, P.O. Box 871, Breckenridge, TX 76424, phone (254) 559-5412, fax (254) 559-3491, or via e-mail to
Location: Texas

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Photojournalist @ Jacksonville TV station

First Coast News, two sister television stations in Jacksonville, seeks a photojournalist with multimedia skills.

Applicant should "have a great eye, creative editing skills and ... understands the value of pictures and natural sound. In addition to photojournalism, the ideal candidate must embrace the multiple platform environments we live in."

In addition, applicant should have "previous live truck experience, avid and the ability to gather stories with or without a reporter." At least two years experience is required.

Send tape in DVD or VHS format which includes a mix of stories - spot news, general news, features, in-depths, photo essays and any web experience to: Mike Garber, News Director, First Coast News, 1070 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Full-time photo intern @ InStyle

InStyle, a 1.7 million-circulation monthly women's magazine, seeks a photo intern to begin immediately. Position is full-time and pays $7.15 per hour with overtime.

"Duties include processing invoices/advances for shoots, heavy photo research, tracking art and portfolios for the department, occasional scouting as well as assisting other photo editors with their assignment," the ad states.

E-mail cover letter and resume to

Location: New York, New York

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Friday, February 27, 2009

6-month photo intern @ Birmingham News

The Birmingham News, a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama, offers six-month internships in photography.

Deadline is March 15 for the internship beginning July 1. October 15 is the deadline for the internship beginning January 1.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and clips to: Walt Stricklin, Director of Photography, The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202. Or fax to: (205) 325-3440. Or e-mail:

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Openings @ Orlando TV news channel

Central Florida News 13, a 24-hour local news channel covering the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area, has various openings:
Apply online by clicking the links above.

Location: Orlando, Florida

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Paid internship to cover journalism convention

Attention: College journalists. How does a free week-long trip to Chicago to get a bunch of clips covering national and international newsmakers sound?

If you're interested, apply for a chance to help cover the American Society of Newspaper Editors' annual convention, which runs April 24-29 at Chicago's Fairmont Hotel.

Each year, ASNE invites juniors, seniors, and graduate journalism students to produce a daily newspaper for its convention, which it bills as "the largest gathering of U.S. editors." Students write and copy-edit stories, shoot photographs, design web pages, and produce an online edition of The ASNE Reporter. This year, 18 students will be selected to work side-by-side with professional newspaper journalists as reporters, copy editors, photographers, page designers, and online producers.

Transportation and housing will be provided for students from out of the area. A small stipend will also be provided.

Application deadline is March 1. For more information, please contact Bobbi Bowman at (703) 453-1126, or send e-mail to

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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ABC News seeks student freelancers

ABC News invites college journalists to submit video, pictures or stories about campus news to feature on its website and TV newscast.

Here are the details: "You must be a student attending an accredited college. Please keep in mind that all text stories must be between 800 -1100 words. Please make sure that your video is no longer than 3 minutes. If you're submitting a still photo, we require at least 531 x 411 pixels for horizontal images and at least 411 pixels in height for vertical images. Photos should be at least 72 dots per inch (DPI). All videos should include a specific sig out at the end: 'For ABC News On Campus, I'm [your name here.]'"

Upload your materials online. For more info, e-mail

Location: United States

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Openings @ Tampa TV news station

Bay News 9, a 24-hour local news TV station that serves the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg areas, has several openings:
Click the links and upload your resume. Then send your DVD demo to: Bay News 9, Attn.: L. Ucar, 700 Carillon Parkway, Suite 9, St. Petersburg, FL 33716.

Location: Tampa, Florida

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TV news reporters & staff in Miami

A TV station in Miami is recruiting an entire staff for a morning news show.

WSFL-TV Channel 39, CW's affiliate in South Florida, seeks to fill many and varied positions: studio presenters, field reporters, producers with show as well as newscast experience, photog-editors with experience with Final Cut Pro, directors/technical directors with show/newscast experience, and Web-savvy video producers.

Send your resume and DVD to: WSFL-TV, ATTN: Human Resources Department, WSFL-TV 200 E. Las Olas Blvd, 11th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Paid photo intern @ Oprah's magazine

The Oprah Magazine (a.k.a. 'O'), a 2.7 million-circulation magazine founded by Oprah Winfrey that covers women's issues and lifestyle, seeks a paid photo intern to begin immediately.

This full-time position is based in New York. Duties include: organizing/tracking all art, returning portfolios, art and tearsheets to photographers and additional important administrative duties. Applicants must have an interest in photography and basic knowledge of Photoshop.

"Our ideal candidate must have a strong interest in magazine and photography, excellent administrative and organizational skills, and work efficiently and autonomously in a very fast paced environment," the ad states.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to Kathy/Marina at No phone calls.

Location: New York, New York

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Paid internships @ Indiana newspapers

Paid summer internships in reporting, graphic arts and photography are available at newspapers in Indiana for college students.

But there's a catch: Students must have at least one term remaining following completion of the internship and they must be residents of Indiana or attend an Indiana college or university

The "Pulliam Internships" run 10 weeks and pay $330 per week. Although most internships will occur during the summer months, they may be performed any time prior to Dec. 31 of the given year.

By February 27, send a resume, recommendation letter, three work samples and a personal statement of 400 words or less on why you want to do the internship. You must also submit an application form, which can be downloaded online. Mail materials to: Karen T. Braeckel, Director, HSPA Foundation, Pulliam Internship Program, 41 E. Washington St., Suite 301, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Paid internships @ TIME Asia

TIME magazine's Asia edition offers paid internships year-round in its Hong Kong headquarters.

Internships are available in the magazine's editorial, photo and design department and come with a small stipend. Duties include researching, fact-checking and writing.

Interns "have opportunities to report and write short arts and travel pieces for the magazine as well as stories for our Web site," the ad states. "Past interns have also produced multimedia features for the Web."

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or senior standing in a journalism program by the start of the internship. Demonstrated interest in Asia or fluency in an Asian language is preferred.

E-mail a cover letter, resume and recently published clips to

Location: Hong Kong, Asia

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stringers @ Western Wisconsin newspaper

The Prescott Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers the St. Croix River Valley in Western Wisconsin, seeks freelancers to write stories and/or take photos.

The paper needs "well-rounded journalism students willing to handle a camera or a notepad on a variety of subjects. Part-time stringers to start immediately. Resume builder and small stipend."

For more information, contact Jon Kerr at (715) 262-5454.

Location: Prescott, Wisconsin

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paid photojournalism intern @ Michigan paper

The Monroe Evening News, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper near Detroit, is offering a paid summer internship in photojournalism.

Intern is paid $300 per week and provided with Nikon digital gear and pool glass. "Interns shoot sports, news, features, photo stories and multimedia packages as a full-time member of the four-person photo staff," the ad states.

By March 15, send cover letter, resume and portfolio to: Bryan Bosch, Chief Photographer, The Monroe Evening News, 20 W. First St., Monroe, MI 48161

Location: Monroe, Michigan

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Entry-level photojournalist @ Atlanta newspaper chain

Neighbor Newspapers, a chain of weekly newspapers in the Atlanta area with a combined circulation of nearly 500,000, seeks an entry-level photojournalist.

"We are seeking a highly creative and motivated shooter to cover news, features, and sports at our paper in the south metro Atlanta area," the ad states. "The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in the business, but recent college grads will be considered also. Local candidates will be considered above all others. You must have reliable transportation. You must have your own professional digital SLR camera and lenses as well."

Send a resume, references, and a CD with a mix of news, features, and sports photos (don’t send prints) to: Neighbor Newspapers - Mark Maguire, P.O. Box 449, Marietta, GA 30061. Or e-mail materials to: No phone calls.

Atlanta, Georgia

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Paid full-time photo intern @ Gotham magazine

Niche Media, publisher of Gotham, Hamptons and other regional luxury lifestyle magazines, is offering a paid full-time internship in its photo department.

"This is a great opportunity to work closely on photo shoot production, photo research and see the ins and outs of a fast paced work environment," the ad states. "Candidates must be able to work full time."

E-mail resume, cover letter, samples of current photography and availability to Gillian Nadel at

New York, New York

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Paid internships @ Reno Gazette-Journal

The Reno Gazette-Journal, a 70,000-circulation daily newspaper in Nevada, is seeking summer interns for news writing, sports writing and photography.

Internships are paid and run 12-weeks. Interns work directly with current staff members in concept development, story writing and editing as well as other aspects of the newsroom.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and three clips (they may be online links) to Lauren Gustus via e-mail at

Reno, Nevada

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

UK Student Photographer of the Year contest

United Kingdom students are invited to apply for Fujifilm's Student Photographer of the Year contest.

Here's how it works: Penguin Books is looking for a new image to feature on the cover of Rachel Carson’s  Silent Spring, a highly-acclaimed bestselling book that documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds.

Contest entrants must submit a photograph that captures the significance of this book’s subject: the human destruction of our environment. And the image must be shot on Fujifilm Professional film and must fit the book jacket layout. Images must be taken between 1 September 2008 and 28 February 2009.

There's no fee to apply and the deadline is February 28. The winner will receive 200 pounds worth of free film along with the "Student Photographer of the Year" title. Apply online.

London, United Kingdom

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photojournalists @ Maine newspapers

Current Publishing, a chain of six weekly newspapers in Southern Maine, seeks part-time and/or freelance photographers "who have a passion for shooting people and covering local news."

Hours are flexible and vary. The newspapers reach a combined 100,000 readers throughout York and Cumberland Counties in Maine.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and work samples to: Brendan Moran, Executive Editor, Current Publishing, P.O. Box 840, Westbrook, ME 04098. Or e-mail:

Westbrook, Maine

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Paid internship @ Honduras' magazine

Bay Islands Voice, a monthly magazine that covers the Honduran islands, offers paid internships in both reporting and photojournalism.

Internships are full-time, last 4 months and are available year-round. Interns receive a monthly stipend of $600 -- not much, but apartments cost only about $250-$350 per month. The magazine will assist in locating housing.

"Interns have an opportunity to gain reporting experience, understanding of working in a small news magazine and create a portfolio of writing and photo clips," the magazine's website states. Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

E-mail cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Thomas Tomczyk at

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Paid internships @ Skiing magazine

Skiing magazine, a Boulder, Colo.-based magazine focused on skiing, is offering 12-week paid internships in reporting and photojournalism during the summer and fall.

Interns receive a $1,200 stipend for 3 months. Their duties include: article research, fact checking, proofreading, writing articles, calling in gear for testing, participating in staff editorial meetings, and interviewing subjects.

"We try to keep the grunt work (shipping, filing, etc) to a minimum," the posting states. "Skiing Magazine is a small staff (four editors and two art directors), so interns work closely with staffers."

If interested in a writing/reporting internship, e-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to: For photography internships, e-mail resume, cover letter and portfolio to:

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Paid photojournalism internships @ National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine is offering paid photography internships during the summer and fall of 2009.

The internships run 14 weeks and pay $480 per week. When on assignment away from the city, the Geographic pays all expenses. Transportation expenses to and from Washington at the start and conclusion of the internship are covered by the Society. The interns are responsible for their own housing.

"The program is an opportunity for young photographers to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world," the announcement states. "It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular 'shooters' are former summer interns."

Selection is based on a portfolio. Interns must be at least 21 years of age and U.S. citizens, or have appropriate student work documents. Both college and graduate students are eligible, and the selection committee will also consider someone not currently in school.

By January 31, send a portfolio of recent work (no more than 30 images), a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a photography teacher or established photojournalist. CDs are the preferred method of submission but portfolios may also be in the form of slides, prints or clippings of any combination, in color and/or black and white. Digital images should be sized to approximately 1600 wide, 72 dpi.

Address application packet to Susan Smith, Deputy Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. (Clearly label your envelope, NGM Photography Internship, and if you would like for us to return your portfolio, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.)

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Paid photojournalism internships @ San Jose papers

Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, a chain of 11 weekly and biweekly newspapers that provides "fiercely local" coverage to San Jose area neighborhoods, seeks two paid photography interns for the summer of 2009.

The internship runs 16 weeks, from May 18 through September 4, and pays a $1,120 stipend. Mileage will also be reimbursed monthly. Your own digital equipment and transportation are required. Applicants must be available to work some evenings and weekends.

To apply, e-mail Senior Staff Photographer Jacqueline Ramseyer at

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Paid internship @ Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in Michigan's capital, offer paid summer internships in news, photography, sports and copy editing.

The full-time internships run 12 weeks and pay $11 per hour. Deadline to apply is January 30.

Send cover letter, resume, at least three print clips, links to multimedia work or DVDs (highly recommended) and references to Asst. Managing Editor Belinda Thurston at or 120 E. Lenawee St., Lansing, MI 48919.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Photojournalism scholarships in London

Several scholarships worth up to $15,000 (or full tuition) are available for undergraduate and graduate students to spend a semester overseas studying photojournalism at Syracuse University's London campus.

The scholarships, funded by the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, honor Alexia Tsairis, a photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, who was a victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. She was returning home for the holidays after spending a semester at the Syracuse University London Centre.

Deadline is February 2. Find more info on the foundation's website.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Paid internships @ NYC multimedia company

MediaStorm -- a New York City-based multimedia production company that focuses on storytelling through the use of photography, audio, interactivity and video -- is offering paid internships in the spring and fall.

"We’re looking for experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics, and/or programming for web," the MediaStorm's blog states.

E-mail resume, references and cover letter (discussing why you want to intern at MediaStorm and what you hope to get out of the experience) to Also include: links to pieces you’ve produced/collaborated on (indicate role in each), available start/end dates, hours/week available, familiarity with Final Cut Pro, SoundTrack Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, Flash, and/or proficiency in other related programs. E-mail is preferred, but snail mail applications can be sent to: Brian Storm MediaStorm 55 Washington Street, Suite 420 Brooklyn, NY 11201

Due to volume, no materials will be returned; so, do not send originals. There is no deadline for spring internships- applications will be taken on a rolling basis. Deadline for Summer internships is February 15.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free multimedia bootcamp for young journalists

Poynter Institute, a school and resource for journalism and owner of the St. Petersburg Times, is offering a free, intensive multimedia bootcamp for 40 young journalists.

The "Poynter Fellows" program runs from May 17-29 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (So, you can do a summer internship and also attend this program.) It's open to college juniors, seniors, grad students and recent graduates interested in writing, photojournalism, design, information graphics, broadcast and multimedia.

Tuition is free! Participants are responsible for travel and housing (but affordable accommodations have been arranged at the University of South Florida).

Apply online. The deadline is January 30.

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Brooklyn newspaper seeks help

The Greenpoint Gazette, a weekly neighborhood newspaper in North Brooklyn, has several writing and editorial positions available, both paid and for school credit.

Responsibilities include: attending and covering local events; writing a predetermined number of articles, weekly; fact checking and gathering information from both the Internet and interview subjects; some photography skills; and meeting strict deadlines.

E-mail a brief cover letter, resume and two writing samples.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Paid internships @ large Chicago paper

The Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald, a 143,000-circulation daily newspaper in the Chicago suburbs, offers paid summer internships in reporting, copy editing, photojournalism and graphic arts.

Hurry, the deadline is this week -- January 15.

Students and recent graduates are eligible. More info and an internship application can be found online.

In addition, the newspaper offers a one-year residency position (a.k.a. an extended paid internship) for recent graduates.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Paid photojournalism internship @ Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times, a 95,000 circulation daily newspaper in Southwest Virginia, offers a paid photojournalism internship during the summer. Current students and recent graduates are eligible.

"This is an advanced internship where you will be working on daily assignments as well as stories and multimedia projects," the ad states. "Our interns are treated as staff photographers and are closely supervised and coached. You will cover a wide range of daily assignments and be strongly encouraged to produce one longer-term, in-depth story."

Paid internships run for 12 weeks from May to August The interns is supplied with Nikon digital gear, lighting equipment and digital recorders (for audio slideshows) and must be technically proficient in an electronic darkroom.

Apply online by January 23.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Paid photojournalism internship in Michigan

The Muskegon Chronicle, a 43,000-circulation daily newspaper located on the eastern shore of Michigan, offers a paid photojournalism internship during the summer.

The internship runs 10 weeks and pays $400 per week. Deadline to apply is January 15.

E-mail cover letter, résumé with references and portfolio of photos (digital portfolios should include captions and be Macintosh compatible – no online portfolios) to Photo Editor Greg Dorsett at

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Apply by Friday for George Polk Awards

This Friday, January 9, is the deadline to postmark applications for the George Polk Awards.

The prestigious journalism awards are issued annually by Long Island University in Brooklyn. There is no entry fee and all types of journalists -- print, radio, TV, Internet and photojournalists -- are eligible. Journalists do not have to be U.S. citizens and the media outlet does not have to be American, but all entries must be in English

The awards were established in 1949 to memorialize George Polk, a CBS correspondent slain covering the Greek civil war the previous year. They are awarded in various categories, which change annually and may include: Foreign Reporting, Radio Reporting, Photojournalism, Economics Reporting, Business Reporting, Labor Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Political Reporting, Sports Reporting, Legal Reporting, National Reporting, Online Reporting, Magazine Reporting, State Reporting, Education Reporting, Local Reporting and Television Reporting.

To apply, click here.

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Paid internships @ Philly-area newspaper

The Bucks County Courier Times, a 70,000-circulation daily newspaper just north of Philadelphia, offers paid summer internships in news reporting, sports reporting and news photography.

Four internships are available and they run 12 to 16 weeks. Apply by February 1. For contact info, click here.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Paid internships @ Wichita Eagles

The Wichita Eagle, a 90,000-circulation daily newspaper in Kansas, is offering paid summer internships for students currently enrolled in college and who will be enrolled again during the 2009-10 academic year.

Pay is $400 per week. Internships are 10 weeks, with flexible start dates and end dates. Help finding housing is available.

Deadline is January 2. Send a cover letter, resume and five to seven clips of your best work. For photography and design candidates, send a CD of your material. All candidates must include three references.

Direct your application package to: Tom Shine, Deputy Editor/News, The Wichita Eagle, P.O. Box 820, Wichita, KS 67201-0820. For more info, contact Shine at 316-268-6268, or e-mail him at

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Paid internship @ Greensboro News & Record

The Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record, a 90,000-circulation daily newspaper, offers paid summer internships: one reporting internship, one copy editing internship, one sports writing internship and one photography internship.

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of clips, layouts or photographs indicating strong news judgment, creativity, and ability to perform under deadline pressure.

The deadline to apply is January 1. Send a resume, cover letter and appropriate work samples to: Internship Recruitment Coordinator, News & Record, PO Box 20848, 200 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27420.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Entry-level photographer @ Illinois TV station

WIFR-TV, a CBS affiliate in Rockford, Ill., seeks a photographer to work weekends and three days during the week with its newscast.

"Will consider entry level," the news director says. "The successful candidate will have hands-on photography and editing experience. Work with new digital cameras and Avid Newscutter system."

E-mail resume to Send non-returnable tape and hard copy of resume to: Dave Smith, News Director, WIFR-TV P.O. Box 123 Rockford, IL 61105.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Paid summer internship @ Maine newspaper

The Ellsworth American, a 156-year-old, 12,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Downeast Maine, seeks two paid full-time summer interns to write feature stories and take photos for its arts section and special sections, particularly a 62-page monthly entertainment guide and feature magazine called "Out & About."

Send resume and clips to Letitia Baldwin, The Ellsworth American, P.O. Box 509, Ellsworth, Maine 04605. Or e-mail

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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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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Paid photojournalism internship in Bay Area

The Palo Alto Weekly, a 37,000 circulation newspaper in the Bay Area, seeks photography interns.

Interns work approximately 20 hours per week and are paid a $600 stipend. Internships last 13 weeks. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Karla Kane at or call (650) 326-8210 ext. 236.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

5-month paid photojournalism internship

Sidney Daily News, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper in Midwest Ohio, is offering a five-month paid photojournalism internship.

The intern will have the same responsibilities as a full-time staff photographer. Daily assignments will include features, spot news, high school sports, photo stories/pages, and online media. Knowledge of Soundslides is a plus.

The internship is open to current students and recent graduates. It pays $330 per week. The position will run from January through the end of April/beginning of May. Start and end dates are flexible.

The application deadline is November 19. Send resume with cover letter, and a portfolio on CD to: The Sidney Daily News c/o Erin Pence PO Box 4099 1451 N. Vandemark Rd Sidney, Ohio 45365. For more info, e-mail to Erin Pence at Please no calls, e-mails are welcome.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Free photojournalism ethics book

What implications do today’s technological upheaval, rapidly changing media landscape, and other changes have for the future of photojournalism as a credible source of visual information? What actions can photographers, editors and publishers take to ensure photojournalism’s authority with audiences, now and in the years ahead?

Photojournalism, Technology and Ethics: What’s Right and Wrong Today? examines these questions through the prism of photojournalism’s past, present and future.

Download the e-book here.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Paid photojournalism internship @ National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine is offering a paid photography internship during the summer or fall of 2009.

The 14-week internship pays $480 per week. When on assignment away from the city, the Geographic pays all expenses. Transportation expenses to and from Washington at the start and conclusion of the internship are covered by the Society. The interns are responsible for their own housing.

"The program is an opportunity for young photographers to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world," according to the ad. "It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular 'shooters' are former summer interns."

To apply, send a portfolio of recent work (no more than 30 images), a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a photography teacher or established photojournalist.

All portfolios must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2009. Send to Susan Smith, Deputy Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Please clearly label your envelope, "NGM Photography Internship" and if you would like for us to return your portfolio, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

The internship is aimed at college and graduate students, but non-students will also be considered. Interns must be at least 21 years of age and U.S. citizens, or have appropriate student work documents.

"We are interested in strong photojournalism and your ability to produce a visual narrative," the ad says. "We will also consider an aspiring studio photographer. CDs are the preferred method of submission but portfolios may also be in the form of slides, prints or clippings of any combination, in color and/or black and white. Digital images should be sized to approximately 1600 wide, 72 dpi."

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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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Friday, September 26, 2008

3-month photojournalism fellowship

The NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant enables a working photojournalist to take a three month leave of absence to pursue a documentary project illuminating "The Changing Face of America." The National Press Photographers Association and Nikon Inc. award one elite photojournalist a $15,000 stipend to undertake the project unencumbered by daily assignments.

The program was suspended in 2007 due to lack of funding, but is returning this year, according to the National Press Photographers Association.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paid internship @ Washingtonian Magazine

Washingtonian, a monthly magazine read by 400,000 people in the D.C. area, offers year-round paid internships to college students and recent graduates.

Editorial interns work full-time, make $7 per hour and factcheck, research and write stories. In addition, interns receive significant mentoring. Photography and online editing internships are also available.

Application deadlines: Nov. 1 for a Spring internship (running from January to May); March 1 for Summer (June-August); and July 1 for Fall (September-December).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Paid photojournalism internship in San Diego, a soccer website in San Diego, is seeking a college student for a paid photojournalism intern.

The internship involves working 20 hours per week and shooting action photos of local soccer matches, captioning photos, editing photos and other tasks. The level of salary depends on experience.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Paid photojournalism internships at Kansas paper

The Hutchinson News, a 40,000 circulation newspaper covering southwest and south-central Kansas, offers year-round paid photojournalism internships.

Internships are offered in the winter (January to May), summer (June to August), and fall (September to December). College photojournalism students with two years of college experience and recent graduates will be considered. Deadlines to apply are October 15 for spring; March 15th for summer; and July 1st for fall.

"The candidate will be treated as a staff photographer working 40-hour weeks during the paid internship," the newspaper says. "The candidate will work closely with the photo editor and staff photographers. The candidate will travel and transmit photos from remote locations, prepare images for publication, and generate their own photo ideas."

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Monday, September 1, 2008

"College Photographer of the Year" contest

Applications are being accepted this month for the College Photographer of the Year contest.

The contest "recognizes outstanding work of students currently working toward a degree. The contest embraces diverse approaches to photojournalism as well as providing a forum for student photographers to gauge their skills against those of their peers."

The winner will receive the $1,000 Col. William Lookadoo award, the $500 Milton Freier award and a paid 14-week internship with National Geographic magazine.

The entry deadline is October 1. Judging takes place in November.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Photojournalism: How to break in

Attention aspiring photojournalists:

"Everyone entering the field must understand they must be better than established pros at everything," award-winning photojournalist Mark Hancock writes in's latest career advice column. "They need superior technical skills, a business plan, access, outlets and a unique style. They must capture stories the world has never seen, or be able to tell old stories better than anyone ever has."

Read his full column on how to become a photojournalist. For more tips and to find photojournalism internships and jobs, visit Mark's photojournalism blog.

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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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