9 summer journalism internships to apply for over your winter break

9 summer journalism internships to apply for over your winter break

IJNet | December 18, 2017

Despite the proliferation of the personal blog, an internship is still one of the best ways to break into the news industry. Working with real journalists and immersing yourself in a newsroom is an invaluable experience for anyone interested in making a career out of journalism.

IJNet has put together a list of summer internship opportunities for which you still have time to apply. Ranging from large-scale national media to smaller local publications, here is a list of nine summer journalism internships to apply for in the coming months.

American Press Institute fellowships, Deadline: Jan. 7

College students and recent graduates are eligible to apply for this 12-week fellowship. To apply, the applicant must propose a fellowship project that would help news organizations. Click here for more information.

Slate summer internships, Deadline: Jan. 7

Slate is currently looking for an editorial intern in Washington, D.C. Applicants must be able to work in Washington 30 hours per week, and strong organizational skills are a must. Interns are paid according to D.C.’s minimum wage, which is US$12.50 per hour. Click here for more information.

The Nation internships, Deadline: Apr. 1

The Nation is looking for paid, full-time interns at its offices in New York. Interns will be responsible for fact-checking the magazine and its website and assisting with pushing out stories. Each intern is paid US$15 per hour, or US$525 per week. Click here for more information.

Chicago Magazine editorial internships, Deadline: Apr. 1

Journalism students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply for Chicago Magazine’s editorial internship. Interns will get to pitch stories, write and research stories and help with fact-checking. It is a paid internship, four days a week. Click here for more information.

CNN summer internships, Deadline: Varies depending on internship

CNN currently has openings for several internships, both at its Atlanta, Georgia headquarters, in New York and abroad. Click here to see all the different internships they have to offer.

NPR internships, Deadline: Varies

Current students and recent graduates can apply for an internship with NPR at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Interns, who are paid, will receive real-world, hands-on experience from day one. Click here for more information.

Colorado Springs Gazette internships, Applications open Jan. 1, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, offers paid and unpaid internships each summer. This is open to junior and senior undergraduate students. Click here for more information.

Time Inc. internships, Deadline: Rolling

Time Inc. is looking for college juniors and seniors with a passion for media to join their team, with opportunities open at a variety of departments, including Editorial. All interns are paid, and the program runs for eight to 10 weeks in summer 2018. Click here for more information.

Public Square Program internship, Deadline: Rolling

The Democracy Fund is looking for undergraduate, graduate and recent students for its paid Public Square Program internship. Some of the intern’s responsibilities include providing a unique perspective, assisting with logistical support and actively engaging with staff. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Click here for more information.

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In my opinion the government

In my opinion the government should get tough to protect unpaid interns. Many college graduates lack the experience needed for a job and will go to great lengths just to get a "foot in the door" so to speak. With the high costs of college tuitions and growing student debts, many will do take any opportunity that could make them stand out when applying for jobs. This desperation can be detrimental. Many enter unpaid internships believing that they will benefit, which in a number of cases is false. These unpaid interns do work for no rewards and no guarantee of a future job, good connections, a positive work environment, or a positive experience. According to the essaytyper review of politics the government should set regulations in order to make sure that interns are not exploited and that these interns gain something from their internships; if they can't gain pay at least grant them a positive experience without exploitation.

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