December 8, 2011

Journalism internship @ New York City newspaper

The Norwood News, an award-winning, bi-weekly community newspaper in the northwest Bronx, is looking for two or three quality interns for the winter/spring and summer seasons.

At the News, we rely heavily on contributions from our interns. You will not be pushing papers or making coffee. You will be writing serious news stories and other feature articles in a fascinating urban environment. It's an opportunity to grow as a journalist and improve your reporting/writing skills on every level, while having an impact on a diverse and developing community.

You'll also have the opportunity to contribute to our exciting new blog, Breaking Bronx, which covers the whole borough and is updated daily. All of our interns will also take their own photographs and work on multi-media projects. If you want to experiment with story-telling techniques or video production, we will encourage and help you every step of the way.

Interns must be able to commit to at least 12 hours a week, ideally on consecutive days, but we're willing to work around your schedule. College and graduate students are encouraged to apply. But it's also an opportunity for aspiring journalists of any age looking for invaluable clips and experience. Many of our interns have gone on to careers in the industry.

The winter/spring internship will begin in mid- to late-January and last until the end of May or early June. (This is flexible.) The summer internship will begin in June and last through August. The deadline for winter/spring applications is January 1. Summer applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, but don't hesitate, slots fill up fast.

Writing and/or reporting experience is preferred, but not required. Send a cover letter, resume and at least two clips or writing samples to norwoodnews@norwoodnews.org or via fax, (718) 324-2917.

Interns will be paid a $200 stipend for travel expenses. If you want to receive academic credit, we can definitely work that out.

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