December 6, 2011

Paid summer newspaper internships available nationwide

Paid summer journalism internships are available at a variety of mid-sized and large daily newspapers through the Institute for Humane Studies. Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors, including political science and economics, are encouraged to apply.

Interns receive a $3,200 stipend for an eight-week internship. They also get a travel allowance to get to the internship. There's a six-day journalism workshop, featuring acclaimed journalists from The Atlantic and Reason Magazine, plus academic lectures on topics such as the history of the free press and working with statistics. Interns also receive job placement assistance from the program director, a former journalist.

During the internship, you'll get to report rather than merely fetch coffee! The average intern walks away with at least 20 clips. You'll work on a variety of assignments, including: 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 journalism career.

Past internship placements include the New York Sun, Orange Count Register and newspapers in Florida, Texas and North Carolina. But applicants have the option to find an unpaid internship, unrelated to the program, and apply for funding.

Deadline to apply is January 31. Click here for more info and to apply online.

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