January 21, 2011

Paid internships @ daily newspapers nationwide

Paid 8-week reporting internships are available year-round at daily newspapers nationwide through the Institute for Humane Studies.

During the internship, you'll get to report rather than merely fetch coffee. The average intern walks away with at least twenty clips. The internships take place during the spring, summer and fall.

No previous experience is necessary. We're looking for good writers passionate about liberty. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply.

Placed at a daily newspaper, you'll work on a variety of assignments:
* writing features
* reporting hard news
* contributing opinion commentary
* pursuing investigative stories

Regular feedback on your work from editors and your fellow journalists will strengthen your abilities. And you'll develop a network of professional contacts that will help you launch a career in journalism.

You'll also participate in our Journalism & the Free Society summer workshop at Bryn Mawr College. At the weeklong workshop, you’ll learn market-based tools to understand today's most important political and social problems and receive advice from experienced journalists.

You'll also receive a $3,200 stipend and a travel allowance (interns must obtain their own room and board).

We select newspapers that provide fulfilling internship experiences in large metropolitan areas or medium-sized markets. These newspapers assign a mentor to provide guidance and help you develop your skills. In past years, internships have been available at the following papers:
* Gaston Gazette – Gastonia, NC
* The Monitor – McAllen, TX
* Shelby Star – Shelby, NC
* Valley Morning Star – Harlingen, TX
* Orange County Register – Orange County, CA
* News Herald – Panama City, FL
* Odessa American – Odessa, TX
* New Bern Sun Journal – New Bern, NC
* Free Press – Kinston, NC
* The Brownsville Herald – Brownsville, TX
* Times-News – Burlington, NC
* Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh, PA

Application Deadlines:
Summer: January 31 - Add to calendar
Fall: July 1 - Add to calendar

Apply online at http://www.theihs.org/ihs-journalism-internship-program/newspaper

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