January 15, 2012

Paid reporting internships @ The Guardian's New York bureau

The Guardian, a 220,000-circulation British national daily newspaper, is offering paid journalism internships for January-March and April-June, in its New York City office.

Applicants should be students on post-graduate journalism courses or recent graduates looking for a career in journalism. You should have experience writing for an online publication, experience of using social media and good editorial judgment.

Interns will contribute to Guardian US, the New York-based digital arm of Guardian News & Media, which was created with the aim of combining the Guardian's internationalist, online journalism with US voices and expertise. Guardian News & Media is the publisher of the award-winning Guardian and Observer newspapers and the guardian.co.uk and guardiannews.com websites, which have 60m unique users a month. We are committed to ground-breaking journalism – last year’s highlights included the investigation of phone hacking in the British press and interactive coverage of the Arab Spring.

Interns will work across all editorial departments, and duties will include:
• working with reporters and editors on the news desk, assisting with research and the liveblog
• being involved in multimedia projects, including video
• learning production skills and becoming proficient with our content management system
• packaging stories, video and graphics for our website
• working with our community team, contributing to our twitter feed
• working with the interactive team on election projects

This on-the-job training will help you to develop your news sense and give you a feel for the variety of roles in a modern, digital newsroom. As the placement progresses, interns can expect to be more closely involved with content, producing bylined pieces and contributing to the liveblogs, for example.

The Guardian offers term time and vacation internships. Term time internships run for 10 weeks in January, April and September. They are 20 hours/week and pay $250/week. Vacation internships run for 10 weeks in the summer. They are 40 hours/week and pay $500/week. Candidates must be able to work legally in the United States and to stay through the term of the internship.

Your application should include a cover letter; a résumé with telephone, e-mail, and postal contact information; and a maximum of five varied and impressive example of work. Clips should include dates, publication names and links. In your cover letter you should outline the following: Motivation for applying for the role and Why you think you are suitable for the position.

This is your chance to work closely with an energetic team, committed to open and innovative journalism.

To apply for this role please visit our careers site at http://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_GuardianNews01.asp?newms=jj&id=86581&aid=13972 where you can upload your resume and cover letter. Please only apply for this role if you can prove your eligibility to work in the US.

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