January 6, 2009

Paid health journalism internships

Paid health journalism internships are available this summer for young journalists at broadcast stations.

But you'll need to hurry and apply, because January 8th is the deadline for the Kaiser Media Internships in Health Reporting.

The 12-week 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 their radio or TV station, 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.

Interns are paid a minimum of $550 per week. In addition, traveling and accommodations are covered for the D.C. and Boston trips.

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