Welcome back to my weekly internship post. I’ve listed some great summer internship opportunities for my fellow Comm Arts journalists this week.
The Boston Globe is looking for a few interns to join their internship program that has been running for more than 50 years. A large group of interns works with the Metro desk on general assignments while some are assigned to Sports, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Business. The Boston Globe also has intern positions open in photography, editorial design and on the copy desk. Any student who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate may apply for this position. “An aptitude for newspaper work is the most important qualification for the internship. A previous internship at a daily newspaper is recommended. Applicants must have a driver’s license and should be comfortable driving. Summer interns work as full-time employees for 12 weeks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Interns are paid a weekly wage, and shifts vary. An intern supervisor serves as a writing coach and there are weekly meetings with editors and staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to journalism.” Deadline for this internship is November 1. Check out this link for more info.
Reuters is looking for internships to fulfill openings in major cities all across the nation and the world. Reuters offers you the opportunity to “train with the world’s largest international multimedia news agency; work with seasoned reporters and editors; prove yourself in fast-paced newsrooms around the world … Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they’re based.” This internship is open to undergrads and recent graduate students. Applicants must “be passionate about news, a quick learner and have a strong academic record in journalism, economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science. You must have journalism experience and possess excellent writing and communication skills. You must have good mathematical skills and the legal right to work in the country where you have chosen to apply.” Deadline to apply is December 1. Check out this link for more info.
The LA Times is looking for a summer Reporting intern. They are looking for reporting interns in all news and feature departments, including: Metro/Local, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages and their Washington, D.C bureau. To apply “you’ll be asked to create an account and submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and a link to up to 12 work samples. If you have a specific department you’re interested in, you can mention that in your cover letter. You may also submit your applications by mail to Tracy Boucher / Director of News Development, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.” Deadline is January 1. Check out this link for more info.
Google is looking for a Journalism Fellowship. “The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations — from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age. There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism. The 10-week long Fellowship will open with a week at Google followed by nine weeks at one of the participating organizations.” You must possess a strong commitment to journalism, excellent academic record, the ability to multitask, and some experience with HTML and Java Script. Fellows will receive a $8,000 stipend for 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 and a travel budget of $1,000. The Fellowship will start in June 9 with the first week at Google in Mountain View, California. Fellows will then join their host organization and finish on their fellowship in August. To apply, check out this link.
The Wall Steet Journal is also looking for a summer intern in New York, Detroit and Atlanta. The internship pays $700. They are looking for inters “to work in our bureaus throughout North America. Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news and features relevant to their beat. Applications are due by November 1 and must include a cover letter, resume and up to six published clips.” To apply visit this link.
Good luck to all those that apply!!(: