Most summer internships and jobs in journalism are not posted online or in internship books; they are the result of unique arrangements made between interested students and editors. For help in finding the best possible internship to match a student’s interests, and for assistance in arranging such internships and applying for funding to help make them possible, Yale Journalism Scholars should write to the Initiative’s coordinator, Mark Oppenheimer (email@example.com).
Yale students looking for jobs and internships may wish to consult with Yale's Undergraduate Career Services.
Many Yale alumni have expressed an interest in speaking with students about careers in journalism. Their names and contact information are available through the Association of Yale Alumni.
Meanwhile, many summer journalism internships that are posted can be found at an excellent Web site maintained by New York University. The journalism school at the University of California at Berkeley also has an excellent jobs site.
More internships for college students are listed on the web site of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Students looking for international reporting opportunities can find English-language newspapers all over the world by consulting www.thepaperboy.com.
Jeff Gaulin maintains a good site for those looking for Canadian journalism jobs.
Nearly all of the weekly newspapers affiliated with the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies accept summer interns, although many of these newspaper internships do not pay. Still, students interested in the kind of opinionated, “alternative” journalism practiced at these papers are encouraged to write to editors and inquire about internships. These newspapers often have small staffs and are happy to have—and publish the writing of—eager summer interns. A list of these weeklies can be found at the AAN Web site.
Ed2010 is an internet message board where young editors and writers in New York post rumors of job openings and publications looking for interns.
Students who write for The Yale Daily News may apply for internships through the OCD (“Oldest College Daily” board) by writing to John Zucker ’76.
Yale's Undergraduate Career Services has journalism internship resources on this page.
For jobs after graduation in the newspaper field, the best web site is JournalismJobs.com.
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies lists job openings for its member newspapers.
For jobs in the magazine field, especially as an editor, designer, or publicist, see the jobs listing of MediaBistro.com, a Web site that also offers online classes and networking opportunities for freelancers:
Many magazines list job openings on their web site. These include National Journal and Mother Jones. Most small newspapers, too, will be happy to have a poorly paid summer intern to help cover local news. If there’s some town you’d like to get to know better, write to the news editor of its local newspaper and offer your services for the summer. The smaller the town (and its newspaper), the better your odds for success. For general knowledge of the newspaper field, it’s useful to know the omnibus web site of the Poynter Institute.
Paul Block Journalism Internships
Yale College is pleased to offer the Paul Block Journalism Internships. Students will be selected for 10-week internships at one of two newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Toledo Blade. Applicants must be Yale College students who will not have graduated before the internship begins. Internships will begin in June and run through August, and each will include a significant stipend. Students will be paired with an editor who will have responsibility for assigning the student stories, editing the work, and offering mentorship throughout the summer.
View the posting on eRecruiting for more information. Application deadline: February 1st.
Time Inc. Summer Internships
Time Inc. runs a number of summer internship programs that are customized for specific brands and functional areas. All of our internship positions are paid, and the programs run for 9-10 weeks. Internships are available in the functional areas listed below.
Brand Marketing/Integrated Marketing
Consumer & Business Research
Consumer Marketing (Rising seniors only)
Undergraduate Application Deadline: January 31, 2013
More information is available at http://www.timeinc.com/careers/internships.php
Martha’s Vineyard Times, News Reporter
The Martha's Vineyard Times has an opening for a news reporter. The Times is a 15,000-plus circulation, independent, award winning weekly newspaper, with a large, vibrant website (mvtimes.com). The paper serves a unique island environment about 45 minutes by ferry from Woods Hole, on the Massachusetts mainland. The focus is on issues that are important to the year-round and seasonal residents. Carpenters, CEOs, retirees, and political leaders share the spotlight and the news coverage.
The successful candidate will write about weekly selectmen’s meetings, chicken eating dogs, rising property taxes, education and school budgets, issues associated with a large immigrant population, as well as development and growth issues. The Times offers a full benefits package, and a pleasant working atmosphere. The right candidate will be flexible, capable of writing about a wide range of subjects for print and web, and comfortable living and working year-round in a small seasonal island community.
He or she will possess strong writing skills, enthusiasm, attention to detail, a willingness to take direction, and an understanding of what makes a good news story and how to tell it. Martha's Vineyard is a great place to work, but housing is expensive and the cost of living is high. Interested candidates should respond to firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls please.
Foreign Affairs, Assistant Editor
Foreign Affairs is looking for an Academic Year Intern to join our editorial team.
The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Previous interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master's programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language.
The Academic Year Intern works for one year, starting in July or August.
To apply for the 2013–14 academic year position, please submit a resumé, three writing samples, and three letters of recommendation by February 15, 2013.
We do not accept applications by e-mail. Only finalists will be interviewed.
Please send complete applications to:
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
The New Republic, Reporter-researchers
The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2013-2014 program. Job duties include reporting, researching, writing, and fact-checking for the politics section of The New Republic’s print magazine and website; as well as assisting with web production and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and are strongly encouraged to write articles. Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism—including The New Republic itself. The year-long job will begin in summer 2013 and will include a salary. Graduating seniors as well as recent graduates and graduates from post-grad programs are welcome to apply.
Please e-mail the following items to Amanda Silverman at job [at] tnr [dot] com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2013":
1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page résumé.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section (the Mall and Features) of a recent issue of the magazine. The critique should assess the strengths and weaknesses of at least two pieces within the politics section of the issue; please do not merely summarize. Please do not exceed the word count.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).
No phone calls and no snail mail (undue phone calling is especially unwelcome). We don’t have time to let you know that we received your applications, so please don’t expect confirmation. The deadline is February 8, 2013.
Insider Higher Ed, Technology Reporter
Inside Higher Ed is seeking an experienced, enterprising reporter to cover technology issues. This job provides an opportunity to cover an industry in transition in large part due to technological changes, and to explore the sociological as well as the practical implications of those changes. Just a few of the issues on this reporter's agenda: the explosion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and online learning generally, the impact of technology on the role of professors and the operations of institutions, the spread of open educational resources, and the transformation of the scholarly publishing industry.
Our reporters mix beat reporting, analysis and creative approaches to telling stories; candidates should be able to juggle multiple articles at once, and should like to dig deeply and to learn. Candidates should have at least three years of full-time professional reporting experience; a background covering technology and/or higher education is a plus. Inside Higher Ed publishes breaking news, features, commentary, blogs and other content (including audio and video) each weekday, and has quickly established itself as a fresh, authoritative, independent voice for its 1,000,000 unique monthly users and 96,000 daily e-mail subscribers.
Inside Higher Ed offers competitive pay, good benefits (including heavily subsidized health, dental and life insurance premiums), and three weeks' vacation. Centrally located in downtown D.C. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and five strong clips to email@example.com or by mail to:
Tech Reporter Search
Inside Higher Ed
1015 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/content/work-us#ixzz2Hy6KGPVv
Inside Higher Ed
E! Online Spring Intern
We're looking for a spring intern here at E! Online in New York. If
you know of anyone who might be interested, please send them my way ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eater SF, full time editor
It is our sad duty to announce to San Francisco readers today that Carolyn Alburger, the editor of Eater San Francisco and its driving life force since March 2010, is moving on. She'll soon take on the role of Associate Editor of San Francisco magazine, where we're sure she will exceed expectations.
As Alburger moves on, we're looking for some fresh blood to take over the reins here at Eater SF. Which brings us to this: Are you obsessed with restaurants, chefs, news, gossip and all the fun drama that goes hand in hand with the high stakes San Francisco restaurant world? Would you like a full time job with competitive salary, health care, and a matched (!) 401[k]? Think you'd be the perfect editor here at Eater?
If so, write us a paragraph about yourself (omitting stories of childhood food memories svp) and a paragraph about why you think you're right for the job and email it to email@example.com with the subject line "Eater San Francisco Editor." If you've got a personal blog, Tumblr or Twitter, include links to those as well. No resumes, please. If we like what we see, we'll follow up quickly.
William F. Buckley Jr. Program’s Sponsored Internships
Want to work for a leading opinion journal? Or advocacy group? And, earn a $4,000 Stipend for doing so?
As the holiday season passes into New Years, it becomes that time of the year where we all start figuring out where we'll be spending our summers. With that in mind, I am really excited to write to all of you regarding the William F. Buckley Jr. Program's Sponsored Internships.
At the following five different locations, we have been able to secure a paid-internship for a qualified Yale student:
National Review (New York, NY)
The New Criterion (New York, NY)
The American Spectator (Washington DC)
StudentsFirst (Sacramento, CA)
The Manhattan Institute (New York, NY)
Interested students should find links to these job opportunities (as well as application requirements) soon to be listed on the UCS website. You can apply to as many as you'd like and please feel to contact me (HGraver@gmail.com) with any questions you may have.
To keep in mind, applications will be due January 25th.
Have a fantastic rest of the break! Best of luck in the application process.
Reporting, photography, design and web internships - S.F. Examiner
The San Francisco Examiner
Category: Newspapers-Wire Services
Location: San Francisco
The San Francisco Examiner is seeking editorial interns for the spring semester to fill reporting, photography, page design and web editing positions.
The Examiner is a hyper-local daily newspaper covering San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. It is located in the Financial District of San Francisco.
Candidates should be enrolled at a college or university and be able to receive academic credit for their internship. Applicants should have experience in the field of journalism, whether or not that is your major. The internships are unpaid. A minimum commitment of 20 hours a week is required, but we are willing to work around an applicant's schedule. Certain positions may require working at night or on Sundays.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and four clips to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Intern." Please explain in the cover letter why you would be a good fit for the paper and what you would hope to accomplish in your internship. Qualified candidates may be asked to take a writing or design test.
Nature reporter intern, Bay Nature
Category: New Media
Location: Berkeley/Bay Area
Duration of Position: 3 months
This BAY NATURE intern opportunity will allow you to delve into the heart of Bay Area nature and conservation news and contribute to the growing content at Baynature.org.
Bay Nature Magazine is our quarterly, award winning, flagship publication. The Website is an extension of the naturalist spirit of the magazine, and allows us to report on timely news and information to an engaged audience.
We are looking for savvy writers and multimedia producers who know their way around City Hall and can also hit the trails and describe, with just enough flourish, the goings about of a clapper rail or the foliage of a manzanita plant.
You'll be part of an exciting time at Baynature.org this winter with the online development of a Bay Area trail finder, and other changes in the Website that aim to make this the portal for Bay Area nature news. If you are a nature-lover, we want to hear from you.
* Writing and reporting original stories with the aim to produce one per week and a semester-long reporting project that could be cross promoted in the magazine. Stories may also end up in the publications of our content partners.
* Creating video and audio slideshows, depending on your interests and skill set.
* Participating in social media efforts.
This volunteer term will begin immediately (date: TBD) and we'd like a minimum three-month commitment.
Office Hours, Work site:
Our North Berkeley office is open Monday through Friday from approximately 9:30 am - 6 pm. The intern is expected to work approximately six hours per week, including a weekly on-site editorial meeting at our office. You'll get to do more reporting if you have reliable transportation/facility with mass transit, to reach the various parks and places we cover. After the first few weeks, telecommuting is possible for especially motivated interns.
* Strong interest in journalism, nonprofits, and the environment.
* Solid computer and internet research skills.
* Mature, self-motivated, and enterprising.
* Able to work independently.
* Commitment to exploring the natural environment.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a resume, three references, and three samples of original journalism to:
Alison Hawkes, online editor: email@example.com
No phone calls, please
Web site: http://BayNature.org/
Public Radio Reporting Internship in Southeast Alaska, Summer 2013
KFSK Public Radio, Coastalaska Radio Network
Salary: Small stipend, basic housing, airfare from within US
Duration of Position: 2 to 4 months summer, dates flexible
Work Schedule: Full Time
Our summer intern serves as a full-time reporter/producer/host under the direct supervision of one of our two, regular news staffers. Duties include researching, sourcing, writing and producing at least two to three pieces each week for local, regional and possible statewide broadcast. Our interns gain valuable experience producing sound-rich features, complex hard-news packages, host-wraps, interview segments and simple readers. As a general assignment reporter, the intern has the opportunity to cover a variety of topics. Interns will help keep our website updated. They'll also learn to serve as a local host for Morning Edition and help with other station duties as required (that will require some early mornings). The intern will be assigned stories and encouraged to come up with their own ideas.
Our small news staff works with a virtual newsroom that includes reporters at five other stations in the region. It's called the CoastAlaska Radio Network. We regularly share stories and coordinate coverage of regional news. We also share with many other stations across the state as part of the Alaska Public Radio Network.
Many of our interns have won Alaska Press Club Awards for their summer work. Two of our former interns are currently working for other public radio stations in Alaska. We hope to train our newest intern to have the same success.
KFSK is located in Petersburg which is on an island in Southeast Alaska.It's primarily a commercial fishing town and has about 3300 residents. We are in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are surrounded by water, mountains, glaciers, and wildlife. It's relatively isolated but has a lot of basic amenities. There are no fast-food restaurants or big-box stores. Access to and from is by boat or plane.
We encourage all potential applicants to visit our website at www.kfsk.org to find out more about the station, our news, and the town.
If you yearn to become a public radio reporter and you love the outdoors, Alaska is a perfect place to start.
Applicant should be planing on a career in radio journalism. They must have previous experience using Cooledit, Adobe Audition or similar sound-editing software. Must have at least some news-writing and announcing experience whether it was as a college/graduate student, volunteer, or paid-employee. We need to hear at least one story that the applicant has produced and voiced for a university course, radio program or podcast.
Should have basic experience gathering sound, interviewing sources, and using standard field recording gear. Must be comfortable with the editing process and willing to take direction from news staff. Must be willing and able to get up early and host live, on-air segments.
HOW TO APPLY:
Email cover letter, resume, contact info for at lease two references, and links to at least one produced story. (please do not send actual audio)
***IMPORTANT*** - Put "Internship" in subject line or you may end up in the spam folder.
Address email to Matt Lichtenstein at:
We will let all applicants know when we receive their application. If you don't hear back from us within a week, you should resend or call us at 907-772-3808
Web site: http://www.kfsk.org/