Internships

David E. Rosenbaum Reporting Internship in Washington

Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “The position, which is co-sponsored by the foundation, is intended for aspiring reporters with a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for writing about government and policy. It is aimed at students who receive financial aid and who hope to become print journalists in Washington.”

Applicants must be college seniors or graduate students with previous daily newspaper experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, six clips from daily professional or college newspapers and proof of financial aid from their college or university. Clips should be submitted in pdf form. Do not submit more than six clips. A 500-word essay on the applicant’s specific interest in Washington news also is required. Salary is about $1,000 a week.

Apply here

USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program
Deadline: The application for the summer program hasn’t been posted yet.
Location: Work from wherever you’re based, submitting articles weekly.
Pay: When I participated in this program during the spring semester of 2014, pay was $350 for 16 articles.
Description: “USA TODAY College is looking for the best undergraduate student journalists to join the nation’s premier multimedia reporting program! We want out-of-the-box thinkers, unconventional storytellers and passionate content creators who will shape the future of the media industry. She/he will have a strong understanding of what the USA TODAY College audience wants — and even the things they don’t know they want!”

These multimedia journalists must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Have excellent news judgment
  • Be able to write clean, tight copy
  • Have exceptional multimedia storytelling skills
  • Live and die by AP Style
  • Be social media savvy
  • Have original ideas and a driven, self-starter approach
  • Be comfortable working on and meeting deadlines
  • Have a finger on the pulse of what matters to Millennials and what’s trending

These multimedia journalists will ideally:

  • Have experience working with WordPress
  • Be confident and competent with all aspects of visual storytelling, including – but not limited to — Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, still photography and recording/editing audio
  • Have headline writing experience
  • Be SEO savvy
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