January 12, 2009

Paid internships @ Hawaii newspapers and TV stations

Paid summer internships are available at various Hawaii newspapers and TV stations.

The following publications are offering full-time SPJ internships, which will consist of at least 10 40-hour weeks, earning a minimum $3,250: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu Advertiser, Maui News, Pacific Business News, Hawaii Business magazine, Honolulu magazine and Trade Publishing Co.

The following part-time SPJ internships at local TV news stations will earn $1,750 and are eight weeks long, 27 hours a week: KGMB Channel 9, KHON Channel 2, KHNL Channel 8, KITV Channel 4.

Applicants must have completed their sophomore year of college by this June. Recent college graduates are also eligible. Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university are given preference, as well as students enrolled in a Hawaii college or university.

To apply, submit an application form (available at www.hawaiispj.org), a letter of introduction, work samples and a copy of a college transcript. Applications must be postmarked by February 17 and mailed to Internship Committee, SPJ-Hawaii Chapter, 1314 S. King St. No. 718, Honolulu, HI 96814.

For more info, contact SPJ-Hawaii Internship Chairman Craig DeSilva at 282-1038 or cdesilva[at]hotmail.com.

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