BEFORE applying for any of the following internships, contact and meet with Internship Coordinator Chuck Kaufman (email@example.com). If you wish to receive course credit for an internship, download the Internship Application, read it and meet with one of our academic advisers, Harry Bowers or Kathleen Ransleben. Students doing an internship for course credit must attend an Internship Orientation session. Sign up for a session in OM102. LAST UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2016.
AUSTIN WOMAN MAGAZINE
Austin Woman magazine seeks interns for the spring who can work at least 10 hours a week. Duties include researching, interviewing, writing, fact checking, image gathering, generating ideas, generating web content for articles and social media, helping us maintain and update our website, assist us in sorting story submissions, pitches, helping us maintain an efficient office environment and attending events and monthly meetings. Familiarity with platforms such as Google platforms (Calendar/Drive), Dropbox and Microsoft Office is a plus. This internship is best suited for someone who can handle anything thrown their way. Familiarity with AP Style is a plus.
THE TEXAS OBSERVER — Fall, Spring, Summer
The Texas Observer, established in 1954, seeks two unpaid news interns for the fall, spring and summer, one specializing in cultural coverage and another to report on political and state legislative news. During the state's biennial sessions, the Observer hosts four legislative interns dedicated specifically to legislative coverage. Editorial interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week, and are encouraged to pitch stories and write for both the website and the print edition, in addition to blogging, researching, fact-checking, proofreading, and attending weekly planning meetings. Submit a brief cover letter, resume, and no more than three published clips or other appropriate reporting/writing samples to managing editor Brad Tyer: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.texasobserver.org.
SJMC: GET DIGITIZED — Bring toolbox to manage social, website
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University is seeking an intern to assist in content creation, social media marketing, web design and web analytics. Work with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication website (http://masscomm.txstate.edu), analyzing user behavior with Google Analytics, re-designing several landing pages, promoting the school using Twitter and other social media tools and updating the SJMC blog. Must understand social media; have a working knowledge of HTML/CSS. Students who are self-starters are invited to send your resumes to Jon Zmikly (OM230Z) at email@example.com.
BARTON PUBLICATIONS: PAID INTERNSHIP
The Hays Free Press seeks writers to research and write news in the Dripping Springs and Wimberley areas. Writers will be assigned to attend city council meetings, which take place in the late-afternoon and evening hours on select days, and select community meetings or events. Photography skills are preferred but are not required. Internship pays $9 per hour with writers working 10 to 15 hours per week. Call Moses Leos at (512) 669-2238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE NEWS PUBLICATION — Seeks reporters, web design, other talent
SMCorridorNews.com, an online publication, seeks reporters to cover Hays County, San Marcos and the I-35 Corridor. Report on proceedings for city councils, county commissions, planning and zoning, school boards, Texas State University news, Bobcat Sports, San Marcos High School sports and other newsworthy events and features. The site also needs talent to produce photographs, video, graphics, marketing and web design. Send your resume with a cover letter to Melissa Jewett, publisher, at Melissa@smcorridornews.com. For more information call (512) 787-3501.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION — Employee Newsletter
Intern for state agency in Austin will write original news and features stories, compile online newsletter content, use still and video camera. All work is conducted under the direction of newsletter editor and other staff. Most stories will involve agency programs and people of interest to the 56,000 readers of the state employee newsletter. The intern will be encouraged to explore multimedia and social media as appropriate. Our goal will be to produce at least one multimedia project per semester. Meeting deadlines, professional standards and following AP Style expected. Additional experience desired: Candidates should have completed at least two reporting classes; editing, online and multimedia experience preferred. Contact Sandra Kleinsasser at Sandra.email@example.com
THE HIGHLANDER — Unpaid Internship in Marble Falls
The Highlander in Marble Falls has an opening for a summer intern. The internship is unpaid, though reporters are reimbursed for mileage (30 cents a mile). The intern generally will work 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. most weekdays, reporting on events that full-time reporters ordinarily cover. He/she may tackle an occasional weekend assignment. Highlander interns typically write five to seven stories a week. Candidates should send three to five clips plus a resume to Phil Schoch at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is April 15.
DOW JONES INTERNSHIPS — PAID
The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Newswires
Dow Jones has paid internships at The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Newswires. There is one application process and Deborah Brewster, deputy managing editor, will place the interns – whether WSJ or DJN - across the organization. Details are on the Journal's website at www.Dowjones.com. Applicants should resumes, short cover letters and up to six writing samples Ms. Brewster, by hard copy. They should specify if they have any particular area of interest. Interns report on a range of subjects: not only business and finance. DJ's magazine, WSJ, covers fashion, lifestyle, food and travel. The deadline for applications is NOVEMBER 1, 2016.
TEXAS TRIBUNE INTERNSHIPS — See Online Publication's website
Email resume, one-page letter describing what you'd like to accomplish as an intern at the Tribune and up to five of your best writing/work samples to editorial internship coordinator Brandi Grissom, email@example.com. The deadline for Summer 2016 is Nov. 1, 2016. The Tribune is located at 823 Congress Ave., Suite 210.
VALLEY SPRINGS COMMUNICATIONS — Wimberly, Kyle-Buda
Valley Springs Communications, which publishes the Wimberley View, The Kyle-Buda Eagle and Century-News, has an unpaid internship. The intern will write news, features and take photos. For more information please contact Dave Cadriel, managing editor at 512-847-2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PULLIAM JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP 2016:
20 positions; deadline Nov. 1, 2016
The 2017 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship is accepting applications for next summer's program. Twenty winners will be chosen for a 10-week internship, which will run from the first week of June to mid-August 2016. Interns will work as report ers, photographers, graphic artists and page designers and be placed mostly at The Indianapolis Star and the Arizona Republic. Complete an application form at www.indystar.com/pjf or www.pulliam.azcentral.com and send it with a recent photo for publicity purposes, five to15 writing samples on 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper, three letters of recommendation and college grade transcripts. The internship pays $650 a week. Deadline is Nov. 1. For more information call Russell Pulliam at (317) 444-6601 or e-mail email@example.com.
GANNETT CLASS OF 2017
Deadline Feb. 28
Gannett Co., Inc. (www.gannett.com) is accepting applications for the 2016 class of its award-winning Talent Development Program. More information and an application can be found at http://www.gannett.com/leadershipanddiversity/summer/ Participants will receive career guidance, feedback, mentoring and multiple layers of work experience. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Gannett Co., Inc. publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY. The company also owns nearly 1,000 nondaily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States. The 2017 training program will begin with an orientation at Gannett's headquarters on June 5 - 6. Participants will be placed in fulltime positions at Gannett locations nationwide. Applications are due by Feb. 28, for consideration for the program. All applicants will be notified by mid-April of their selection status. Questions: Adriana Brockman, Gannett Co., Inc., College and Professional Recruiter, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Va. 22107, www.gannett.com/career
FULL-TIME SPORTSWRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER POSITION
Lampases Dispatch Record
The Lampasas Dispatch Record, an award-winning semiweekly newspaper 70 miles northwest of Austin, seeks a writer/photographer to serve as a sports writer. Responsibilities include sports news, features and photography. Responsibilities also will include computer pagination and some general news and photographic assignments. Competitive pay and good benefits, including paid vacation, Scott & White health insurance and dental insurance. Send resume and work samples to: Jim Lowe, Publisher, Lampasas Dispatch Record, P.O. Box 631, Lampasas, TX 76550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (512)556-6262, ext. 22.
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
Writers, copy editors, designers, multimedia journalists, photographers
The San Antonio Express-News considers applicants who are writers, copy editors, designers, multimedia journalists, photographers and news researchers. The Express-News prefers juniors or seniors, or recent graduates, who have had at least one previous internship at a daily newspaper. Reporters and photographers will need a car and will be paid for business mileage. Mail cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and samples of work to Express-News, 2016-17 Intern Program, c/o Dino Chiecchi, P. O. Box 2171, San Antonio, Texas, 78297. Email: DChiecchi@express-news.net. Or call: (210) 250-3355. Writers should include 6-8 clips; photographers should provide 20 to 40 examples.
MAKE A MARK IN MANOR — Communications Intern for MISD
Manor Independent School District (located 12 miles east of Austin) seeks a communications intern. As part of a new marketing campaign, Manor ISD is updating its website. Intern duties include: attending a school event (i.e. district chess tournament) to prepare a news article with pictures to post on the district website, helping to produce our district newsletter, helping campuses create content for their websites, helping create press releases, video segments and other items for posting to the district website. The intern will report directly to the communications specialist at central administration. Work can be done remotely at times. Proficiency using InDesign is highly desired. Experience using Adobe Dreamweaver html CSS in php a bonus. Spanish speaker also a plus. Please send cover letter and resume’ to email@example.com.
TRANSPARENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION — Write about law cases. Paid.
Are you a good writer, thinking about law school. The Transparent Justice Foundation is looking for a student to write two-to-three page summaries of law cases. The summaries will be written journalistically with minimal jargon and no opinions. You have to be able to write well. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Paid.
THE DRIPPING SPRINGS CENTURY-NEWS
The Dripping Springs Century-News is seeking interns for all seasons. Contact Anne Drabicky, editor, at email@example.com or call (512) 894-6397 or (512) 847-2202.
Summer, spring and fall.
Deadline for spring and summer internships at the Austin American-Statesman is Nov. 5. Spring internships are unpaid and part-time; summer internships are 11 weeks of full-time work and paid. See details at www.statesman.com/go/internships. Send resumes and work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DALLAS: JOONBUG.COM — Support editorial team
Report on industry news and cover events for Joonbug.com. The information site seeks interns for its Music, Fashion, Nightlife, Food and Drink and Celebrity News and Gossip sections. Interns write a full article a week and cover local events. Email resumes and writing samples in the body of the email (not as attachments) to email@example.com. Indicate in the subject line which section interests you.
HERALD-ZEITUNG, NEW BRAUNFELS — Full-time and part-time
The Herald-Zeitung of New Braunfels, Texas, has intern opportunities for all semesters. For more details contact Gerard MacCrossan, managing editor at (830) 625-9144, ext. 220, or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WIMBERLEY VIEW — Sports writer needed
The Wimberley view is looking for a sports writer to provide sports coverage for Wimberley ISD schools. A minimum of two sports articles will be due on a weekly basis. The type of sport depends on the season. For fall, the sports writer should be able to cover football and volleyball; in the spring, basketball and baseball. WHS football and volleyball are very successful in the district and state championship coverage may be required. Some travel within the district may be necessary, but if the candidate can write a good sports story from stats and a few phone calls, then the travel can be bypassed. Some back up photography may also be required on an as needed basis. Deadlines may vary, but for now, articles must be turned in to the editor no later than noon Monday. Length of articles may vary, but they tend to run in the 300-to-500-word range. Discuss compensation formally during an interview with Dave Cadriel at (512) 847-2202, ext. 109 or email@example.com. website: hollymedia.newspaperdirect.com.
THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE — Two Multimedia Internships
The Victoria Advocate, named the best online newspaper by the Texas AP Managing Editors, offers two multimedia internships in the spring, summer and fall. A $100 weekly stipend and free room and board are offered in the summer for the 40-hour work week. Interns will work on the Multimedia Desk producing and editing video, Flash graphics and other Web-related journalism. Candidates must have experience with multimedia production; strong reporting and editing skills; and recommendations by professors and others in the field. Send resume, references and work samples to Chris Cobler, editor, ccobler@VICAD.com, (361) 574-1271. Deadline for the spring internship is Nov. 15; for the summer, April 15; for fall, July 1. Last year's interns produced a video to give candidates an idea of what they can expect. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9-WHLs1uiM.
UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE — Public Relations, Journalism
The University News Service is looking for a writing intern who is "motivated and capable of meeting set deadlines with limited supervision." The position, which is unpaid, entails writing features, news releases and articles for Hillviews Magazine and carrying out other assigned tasks. Candidates must have good writing skills, with a minimum of one introductory journalism class or equivalent experience; familiarity with AP Stylebook; and ability to identify and develop story ideas. Photography skills are useful, but not required. Course credit is available through prior arrangement. Students interested in applying should submit a resume and at least two writing samples to Jayme Blaschke at JB71@txstate.edu. Hard copy submissions may be sent to University News Service, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
FEEL RIGHT AT HOME IN LAREDO — Great News Town
The Laredo Morning Times is a great place to intern and is home to many Texas State journalism graduates, including Diana Fuentes, the newspaper's editor. For you graduating seniors, The Times is currently looking for a full-time general assignments reporter. Check out the newspaper online. Ms. Fuentes may be reached at (956) 728-2501.
MARBLE FALLS POSITION — Convergence comes alive
Victory Publishing Co. Ltd. of Marble Falls is accepting applications for a reporter/Web videographer. Victory Publishing owns and operates a newspaper, magazine, phone book and information company. It seeks a curious, creative individual who is willing to tackle the challenges of a new frontier. Equipment is provided. Duties include filming live events and news, in-studio camera work, filming product demonstrations, infomercials and commercials; editing for the web; mounting slideshows; working with a web-based reporter, web-based anchor, sales staff and answering to a central editor responsible for both print and online news content. Must have a car, insurance and a valid driver's license. Marble Falls is located about an hour northwest of Austin. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>; write to Thomas Edwards, editor, Victory Publishing Co. Ltd., 1007 Ave. K, Marble Falls, Texas 78654; or call (830) 693-7152.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY — San Antonio
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, offers a communications internship this summer in San Antonio. Interns will write for a daily internal newsletter that reaches 15,000 employees across the world; and help develop, plan, publicize and execute community events and public service campaigns. The agency is responsible for working with immigrants who are seeking permanent residence or “green cards” and those filing for citizenship. An unpaid internship in the Community Relations program will allow you to take an active part in community events like special naturalization ceremonies, community outreach forums, meetings with immigrant advocacy groups and meetings with public officials. Contact Jacque Crouse at (210) 564-3614 and/or send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Jacque.Crouse@dhs.gov.
SAN ANTONIO MAGAZINE — Editorial interns
San Antonio Magazine is looking for Fall interns. Writers, designers, photo editors are encouraged to apply. The internship is an unpaid internship, and editors at the magazine prefer students to do the internship for course credit. While the internship is unpaid, any expenses incurred while working for the Magazine (meals for restaurant reviews, mileage to out-of-the-way locations) will be reimbursed. Send resume and a sampling of clips to Callie Enlow, assistant editor, San Antonio Magazine, firstname.lastname@example.org (210-268-1100).
TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK — PAID for graduate students, unpaid for undergraduates
The Texas Freedom Network is seeking a communications/research interns. Spring interns will be considered for summer intern openings as well. Our goal is to provide interns with the time and training they need to hone their communications, research and advocacy skills. The spring internship is for 10-15 hours a week in our office in Central Austin. Graduate journalism students are preferred, but undergraduates who have completed reporting and copy-editing courses and have writing experience will be considered. Interns help write and edit copy for a newsletter, other member communications, press releases, website (www.tfn.org) and blog (tfninsider.org). Other responsibilities include research, maintaining issue files, compiling press clips and helping the communications director plan and organize media events. Graduate interns earn $10 an hour; the internship is unpaid for undergraduates. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Texas State alum Dan Quinn at email@example.com or to Texas Freedom Network, Dan Quinn, P.O. Box 1624, Austin, Texas 78767.
SPEAKING OF SPORTS
Create, manage sports media
The Sports Information Office in Texas State’s Athletic Department seeks an intern during the fall and spring to assist with operations and events. Write features, articles for Game Day programs and the athletics website and news releases. Interns will gain experience in graphics design, media relations and event management. Candidates must have good writing skills. Experience with PageMaker or InDesign, Photoshop and other graphic-design programs is preferred. Students interesting in working in sports should submit a resume and two writing samples to: Rick Poulter, firstname.lastname@example.org or at Texas State Sports Information Office, Darren B. Casey Athletic Administration Complex, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
NLGJA STUDENT PROJECT
First fully converged newsroom
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Student Project provides real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in journalism. For more information visit http://www.nlgja.org/students/studentproject.htm. For more information contact Bach Polakowski (202) 588-9888.
THE UNTZ/ONLINE ELECTRONIC MUSIC INFORMATION
Online Journalist Intern
The Untz, an online electronic music information database, is looking for an intern who will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the online news division of the company. This position requires a passionate journalist/blogger who can research and write articles for the topics of electronic music events, CD/DVD and event reviews, and featured articles specific to the electronic music industry. Responsibilities include contacting publicists, managers, booking agents and artists; obtaining, organizing and publishing important news articles in a timely manner; attending electronic music events around their local event area and writing relevant event review articles, and more. For more information contact Avi Gallant at email@example.com.
THE HOUSTON PRESS — Summer Photo Intern
The photo intern at the Houston Press supplies quality photography for online listings, food blogs, event slideshows and features. A weekly quota of 15 to 25 images is expected. You must own your own photo equipment, furnish your own transportation, have Mac experience and experience with Photoshop. For more information or to apply, contact Monica Fuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 280-2475.
JOB BANK — Texas Daily Newspaper Association
The Texas Daily Newspaper Association, led by Texas State alum Ken Whalen, produces an excellent job bank for all facets of the newspaper industry, from the news desk to the advertising desk. Visit http://www.tdna.org/jobbank.php frequently for job updates.
NSIDE BUSINESS, NSIDE M.D. — Publishing: A to Z
NSIDE Business magazine and NSIDE M.D. currently have openings for students seeking internships in the publishing industry. Ideal candidates are students in their junior or senior year of study with a strong aptitude and desire to enter the publishing field. This is an unpaid internship requiring students to work 14 hours per week for a period of 16 weeks. Candidates must have reliable transportation, a cell phone, a personal portable laptop computer and be familiar with AP Style, Word, Excel, PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. Interns at NSIDE Publications learn editorial procedures such as entering subscriptions into a database and copyediting content. They will also write articles for the magazine's front section, research stories and trends, as well as edit and revise areas of the magazine during deadline and assist in all in-house production. Send a resume to Lindsey@nsidesa.com.
THECELEBRITYCAFE.COM — Fall, Spring, Summer
Write for TheCelebrityCafe.com, the longest-running entertainment magazine on the internet, according to its editor John Neal. Internships last 12 weeks, are unpaid for fall, spring and summer. Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or call (516) 812-8611.
SPORTINFORMANT.COM — Unpaid
Dan Valerino, owner of www.SportInformant.com, is looking for writers to help overhaul his sports news and information website. Internships here are unpaid. Send a resume to DValerino@SportInformant.com or call (216) 410-3367.
HEALTH REPORTING — Kaiser Media Internships, Washington, D.C.
The Kaiser Media Internships Program is a 12-week summer internship for young journalists interested in specializing in health reporting, with a particular commitment to coverage of health issues affecting diverse and immigrant communities. The Media Internship Program provides an initial week-long briefing on health issues and health reporting in Washington, D.C. Interns are then based for ten weeks at a newspaper/radio or TV station, typically under the direction of the Health or Metro Editor/News Director, where they report on health issues. The program ends with a 3-day meeting in Boston to hear critiques from senior journalists and to go on final site visits. The aim is to provide young journalists or journalism college graduates with an in-depth introduction to and practical experience on the specialist health beat, with a particular focus on diverse and immigrant communities. STIPEND: Travel to and from Washington, D.C., the internship city, Boston, and all training and accommodation expenses in D.C. and Boston, are paid by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Interns are responsible for housing and other expenses during the ten weeks spent working at their news organizations. The Kaiser Foundation provides a stipend - minimum $500 gross per week, matching the news' organizations own weekly rate, if higher. Typically, interns selected are graduating from college and/or journalism school with quite considerable experience, including previous internships at a newspaper or TV/radio station. Priority will be giving to applicants who are bilingual and/or bicultural; and to journalists who have studied or reported on health issues affecting diverse or immigrant communities. Mail application packages to: Penny Duckham, executive director, Kaiser Media Fellowships Program, Kaiser Family Foundation 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Phone: (650) 234-9220. Fax: (650) 854-4800 or (650) 854-7465. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit: http://kff.org/the-kaiser-media-fellowships-in-health-reporting/. Print Deadline: Early December. Broadcast Deadline: Early January.
2017 WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE
Paid; strong multimedia skills sought
The Wall Street Journal Online is seeking college graduates or master's graduates with multimedia skills for summer interns. Candidates will work with 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. Students must have prior experience or demonstrated interest in news and the ability to work under deadline pressure. Basic html skills a must for production interns; graphics, photo or video internships will be tested for knowledge of development languages and editing software. Pay is $700 a week. Internships run from early June to mid-August. Submit a cover letter and CV at www.dowjones.com/careers<file://www.dowjones.com/careers> <http://www.dowjones.com/careers> , using the job ID number xxxxx. Please also supply links to your portfolio of online work.
URBAN MAINSTREAM — Freelancers sought; bylines, no pay
Urban Mainstream is looking for writers. Writers are expected to write at least two articles per month, from 300 to 600 words. The site's goal is to have a combination of staff writers/interviewers, freelance writers and proofreaders. Our magazine is a fashion, lifestyle and entertainment publication. The print version runs every two months nationally while the online will continue to run monthly. We just recently gained support from Voobon Ventures, Inc. which is a venture capital company. So growth with us is a definite possibility. Submit writing samples to: email@example.com. Include contact info and best time to call. Phone interviews will be arranged at that time. Contact Rashanda Davis, Urban Mainstream Media Group, Inc., at (404) 259-3668.
FREELANCERS WANTED — Submit story ideas
Interested in writing about hunting and fishing? Grand View Media Group (GVMG) in Birmingham, Ala., seeks free-lance writers for eight outdoor hunting and fishing magazines as well as other business to business publications (www.gvmg.com). We are looking for queries from writers for any of our outdoor titles, Whitetail Journal, Waterfowl & Retriever, Blackpowder Guns & Hunting, Southern Sporting Journal, Hunt Club Digest and Predator Xtreme. Southern Sporting Journal is an outdoor interest magazine (hunting and fishing) for the South. We are looking for profiles of interesting people in the outdoors, profiles of specific locations where hunters or fisherman gather, in-depth features reporting on places, people, outdoor activities or events. Hunt Club Digest is a hunting and land management publication focusing on landowners, hunting club members and wildlife and land management practices. We are looking for articles on hunting camps, unique how-to articles for the hunting camp and how-to articles for land management practices. Submit a one-page query of your story, or a laundry list of possible story ideas, that we can look over and see if it might be something we are interested in. Contact Chris Maxwell with queries or for more information on our publications. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEAM WITH SAN MARCOS LOCAL NEWS
San Marcos Local News, formerly Newstreamz, is a Web news company based in San Marcos that's creating internship opportunities for journalism and mass communication students. Students interested should contact COO Chris Doelle at email@example.com or call (713) 269-4620.
SEMESTER IN WASHINGTON — Print Journalists
The Scripps Howard Foundation's Semester in Washington program is an internship program for college journalism students who write for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. They come to Washington to cover stories for news organizations across the country. In addition to a strong focus on reporting and writing national news and features, the program includes visits to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Student Press Law Center and other journalism and government institutions. In weekly meetings, interns discuss issues in journalism and how to do a better job covering the news. Students can apply for one of three semester-long sessions a year: spring, summer and fall. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing. For more information, visit http://www.shfwire.com/apply or call Semester in Washington (202) 408-2748. Students will need to complete an application (available online); write a one-page essay on a Washington-based news study that you wish you had written and why. Copy the story and clip it to your essay. Enclose one or two letters of recommendations from professors or advisers. Include one or two other references, including internship or student newspaper advisers. Enclose five clips on 8.5 by 11-inch paper, including the publication name and date. Deadline for the Fall semester (Sept. 8 to Dec. 12) is March 14; for the summer term (June 9 to Aug. 15) is Nov. 2; for this spring (Jan. 14 to April 18) Oct. 12. Mailing address is on the application.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS — Summer
Deadline is Nov. 1 for interns at The News next summer. The Dallas Morning News offers internships in news, business, features, sports, photography, graphic arts, copyediting, the website, editorial and reference. Previous daily newspaper experience is requested and The Dallas Morning News expects its interns to maintain a standard newsroom workload. Summer internships are full-time for 10-12 weeks for 40 hours. Contact: Sue Smith, deputy managing editor, The Dallas Morning News, Communications Center, P.O. Box 655237, Dallas, Texas 75265. Phone: (800) 431-0010.
THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE — Summer
Deadline for summer internships at The Chronicle is Dec. 1. The Houston Chronicle's summer internship program begins in mid to late May and lasts for about 12 weeks until the first week of August. There are positions for anywhere from six to eight candidates. Students who are college juniors or seniors are eligible for a variety of internships at the Chronicle. To apply for Editorial openings, in either reporting, editing or photography, students need to send a résumé, brief cover letter, reference letters and five to 10 clips, or 10 to 15 slides. Contact Jim Newkirk, assistant managing editor, Houston Chronicle, P.O. Box 4260. Houston, Texas 77210-4260. For more information, visit the Houston Chronicle Internship website at: http://webadv.chron.com/house/house_h/humanresources/internships.html.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / PRINT
Seeks interns for its highly competitive, 12-week paid training program for full-time juniors, seniors and graduate students. Send an e-mail or call to begin the application process and request a scheduled test date. There are a finite number of test slots, so don’t delay. Application requirements include: An employment application (to be filled out when you arrive to take the test), a 300-word autobiographical essay on the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the AP; resume, two reference letters, and three to five clips; an interview with William Chang or with an AP chief of bureau (interview arrangements will be made later); and the timed news-writing test. Photo and broadcast applicants are also required to submit samples of their work. For more information, click http://www.ap.org/apjobs/internship.html
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION — Deadline: Early November
Seeks interns for its 10-week paid internships in reporting, copy editing, online editing, photography, page design or graphics. Weekly salary $550. Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students, and to people who have graduated within six months of the start of the internship. Previous professional daily newspaper experience necessary. Send: 500-word essay on why you want to be a journalist and how an internship at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will help; resume, references and five to 10 clips (or samples of photos, graphics or headlines). Deadline is early November. For more information, visit http://www.ajc.com/services/content/services/internship/index.html
LATINISTAS INTERNSHIPS — Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising
Communications and magazine intern positions require 10-to-15 hours of work per week. These are unpaid positions, but interns may register for class credit. The internships are as follows: "After School Program Leaders" are needed to mentor girls with media enrichment after-school programs in elementary, middle and high schools. Interns must be available Monday through Friday between 3 to 6 p.m. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply; "Communications Interns" will have an opportunity to learn about nonprofit marketing and communications. We offer the following intern positions: public relations, fundraising, event planning, advertising and marketing. Hours and days of work are flexible. "Magazine Interns" will gain experience, get published, obtain portfolio clips and make a difference in the community by assisting with the first digital magazine for Latina girls; LatinitasMagazine.org is a success-themed monthly online magazine with content by and for Hispanic girls about culture, education, relationships, role models, youth issues, wellness, technology and entertainment. Magazine interns may assist in the following areas: feature writing, graphic design, photography, web & multimedia development, magazine management, copy editing and advertising. To apply for any of these internships, e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAINEE ONLINE NEWS WRITER — Journalism, New Media
This three-to-six-month internship gives students and young graduates the chance to write their own news and articles on an array of topics, from international investment and trade, travel and tourism, food and beverage, real estate, aviation and renewable energies. This internship entails researching and liaising with government agencies, private companies, editing third parties content, writing breaking news as well as articles and reports. The ideal candidates should have a good understanding of online publishing and be fluent in French. Additional languages are a plus. Content Management System training will be provided. Interested candidates should send their resume (1 page) and cover letter together with a picture to email@example.com.
THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, Jacksonville
The Florida Times-Union is soliciting applications from college students for its annual summer intern program. Internships may be offered in one or more of the following areas: copy editing/design, graphics, photography and reporting. Applications for internships must be received by December 1. Interns who are selected will be notified on or before Jan. 1 of the new year. Exact dates of employment will be negotiated. Interns may expect to be in the program for about 12 weeks. The salary scale is as follows: For students completing their third year of college, the compensation is $435 weekly; completing their fourth year of college, $450 weekly; completing graduate school, $500. Applications must be made in writing and should include grade point average, previous journalism experience and at least two references, one from within the academic community. Clips of past work should be included with application. Interns must have their own vehicles. We are a drug free workplace. Send applications to: Coulter Kirkpatrick, Newsroom Office Manager, One Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Fla. 32231. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSINESS JOURNALISM — Print journalism
Following the successful launch of its business journalism internships this past summer, the Reynolds Center will again offer this program in the summer. Publications that will host university student interns include: The Boston Globe, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, the San Jose Mercury News, The Arizona Republic and The Business Journal of Phoenix. Interested college students should apply for these paid 10-week internships through the contacts listed here http://www.businessjournalism.org/2008internships/. Application deadline is Nov. 30.
THE BALTIMORE SUN — Deadline Nov. 30
Seeks interns for its 10-week paid summer internship program in news, features, sports, business, photography, graphics or page design. Weekly salary IS $521. Reporting interns must have had at least one internship at a daily newspaper or wire service; work at college newspapers does not fulfill this prerequisite. Reporting interns must also have driver's licenses and use of a car. Send: Cover letter, resume, three telephone references and six to eight work samples. Deadline is Nov. 30. Specify the department in which you want to intern and mail your application to Sam Davis, Assistant Managing Editor/Recruitment & Staff Development, email@example.com, 501 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD 21278.
THE BOSTON GLOBE — Deadline Oct. 22
The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving 11 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor. The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in the newspaper's Metro, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and business copy, as well as with BostonGlobe.com. We provide direction and feedback on a daily basis. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER — Deadline: Dec. 1
The Charlotte Observer prefers to hire rising seniors for its summer internships, but also may select recent graduates. We prefer candidates who’ve worked a previous internship at a daily newspaper. A journalism major is not required. Applications for internships should include a cover letter, resume, five work samples, and a one-page autobiography. The deadline is Dec. 1. To begin your application process, send information to: Sheilita King-Douglas, The Charlotte Observer, P.O. Box 30308, Charlotte, N.C. 28230.
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE — Deadline: Nov. 30
The Tribune seeks interns for a 12-week paid internship in reporting, copy editing, graphics, multimedia and photography. The job is open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students who have at least one previous internship on a daily newspaper other than college. This is not a teaching program; the Chicago Tribune sets the same high performance standards for interns as it does for regular staff members. Interns must be able to – and often do – cover major stories within their first few days on the job. Send: Cover letter, resume, 10-15 clips or portfolio, and the names of at least two professional and one school reference. Deadline: November 30 for winter and summer, February 1 for spring, August 1 for fall. Contact Sheila Solomon, senior editor for recruitment, firstname.lastname@example.org, N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611-4041.
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR — Deadline: Early February
The Christian Science Monitor offers internships in a range of departments -- the U.S. and world news desks, the op-ed section, the website and various features areas, including the Friday Weekend section. Activities may include writing short items for the paper or website, doing research, and assisting the photo and graphics departments. It may also include everyday office-management tasks such as sorting mail. At the discretion of the editors, interns can assist with editing, contacting correspondents and contributors, and coordinating projects. Applicants with print journalism experience will be considered first. Generally, the minimum time requirement for paid or academic-credit internships is 35 hours a week. Applications for our summer internships are due in early February. To apply, please contact the Internship Coordinator, and send a résumé, cover letter, and clips to: Internship Coordinator, The Christian Science Monitor, P02-20, One Norway Street, Boston, Mass. 02115
Interns work in several parts of the newsroom as news or features reporters, photographers or graphic designers. Denver Post interns are paid about $500 per week. Applicants should have completed junior year in college, have a demonstrated interest in print journalism, photography or design. Reporting applicants should include no more than five clips. Photography applicants should send portfolio on a CD encased in a CD envelope. Include cover letter outlining which position most interests you, resume, references, and clips or portfolio to: Internship recruiter, The Denver Post, 101 W. Colfax Ave. Suite 600, Denver, Col. 80202.
THE DETROIT NEWS
The Detroit News offers 12-week paid internships in reporting, copy editing, photography and graphic design. Weekly salary $524. Open to juniors, seniors and recent graduates. Applicants should have previous internship and/or college publication experience. Send: Cover letter, resume, seven to 10 work samples, and three references. Apply to Kristi Bowden, Assistant Managing Editor, 615 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 48226.
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
Applicants should have experience in journalism, an interest in covering business and a capacity for hard work on deadline. There will be some reporting, editing and administrative work involved. This internship is unpaid, but some expenses will be covered. The Financial Times is an equal opportunity employer. Send resumes and clips to: Karen Lapidos, Human Resources Manager, at: email@example.com.
HARTFORD COURANT — Deadline: Early January
Hartford Courant offers three paid, highly competitive reporting internships. Hourly pay $12.50. Applicants should have previous internship and/or college publication experience. Eleven additional internships based in regional news bureaus; pay a stipend plus expenses. All interns work closely with editors in learning to cover a town news beat. Send: Cover letter, resume, and a few good clips. Send to: Lynn DeLucia, State Editor, 285 Broad St., Hartford, Conn. 06115.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES — Deadline: January 1
The Los Angeles Times offers a limited number of paid reporting internships for students actively working toward a college degree, and for people who have finished school no more than six months before the start of the internship. Weekly salary $600. Previous newspaper internship experience strongly preferred. Interns should have a valid driver’s license and access to a car in good working condition. Send: Cover letter, one-page autobiography, resume, a list of three telephone references and a dozen work samples. Send to: Randy Hagihara, Recruiter, 202 W. First St., Los Angeles, Cal. 90012.
MCCLATCHY INC — Print, Advertising, Communication Design, Photojournalism
Deadline: Immediately; interns selected Dec. 1 McClatchy Inc. seeks interns in reporting, advertising, graphic arts and photojournalism at the following McClatchy newspapers: The Sacramento Bee; Star-Tribune, Minneapolis; The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.; The Herald, Rock Hill, N.C.; The Fresno Bee; The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.; The Modesto Bee; The Anchorage Daily News; The Tri-City (Wash.) Herald; The Island Packet, Hilton Head, S.C. For a list of positions and newspaper contacts, contact McClatchy Human Resources at: (916) 321-1938. These are paid internships lasting 10 to 12 weeks.
THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL — Deadline: Nov. 1
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers 12-week paid internships available in local news, sports, entertainment, copy editing, graphics, news design, online and photography. Weekly salary $450. Previous internship experience preferred. Preference given to students entering or completing their senior year. Starting dates are negotiable. Send: Resume, cover letter and clips or portfolio.
THE MODESTO BEE — Deadline: Nov. 30
The Modesto Bee offers paid internships in its Editorial department for copy editing, reporting and photography. The standard internship runs 10 weeks. Starting times vary, but they usually begin in late spring or early summer. Interns in the Sports department, however, sometimes begin in the fall, usually October. Intern applicants should send a cover letter, resume, at least five work samples and three professional references. Send to The Modesto Bee, P. O. Box 5256, Modesto, Calif. 95352. Please mark your envelope to the attention of: Editorial Department/Internship Coordinator. The internships are awarded in January for the summer.
TEXAS MONTHLY: CUSTOM PUBLISHING — Magazines, from concept to hard copy
Texas Monthly also publishes magazines and guides for a wide range of clients. It is searching for interns to help produce these publications. Interns will be involved in fact checking, proofreading, photo research, new business research, brainstorming cover lines, story ideas, advertising projects and miscellaneous writing assignments. The company also is relaunching tmcp.com and interns will work on new content for the site. Interns also will help route mail, organize and maintain magazine archives, monitor the functionality of websites and mail media kits or magazine samples. Send resumes to Irene Kosela, P.O. Box 1569, Austin, Texas 78767; phone, (512) 320-6922; fax, (512) 476-9007.
HELP HELOISE; DEADLINE NOW — Paid internship with syndicated columnist
Nationally syndicated columnist Heloise, who lives in San Antonio, is looking for a paid intern. This is a working position that would require travel to San Antonio several days a week though with flexible hours. Hurry. The deadline is now. If you are interested, please send your cover letter, resume and clips to: Merry Clark, MClarkNYC@aol.com (Yes, her name is Merry, not Mary.) She is a publicist for Heloise. Address your e-mail to Merry (Ms. Clark), then address your cover letter as an attachment to Heloise. Send your cover letter, resume and PDFs of clips. Remember, this is a job in North San Antonio. The job involves administrative work, research and some writing.