Journalism Internship Opportunities

If you have an internship opportunity and would like to have it listed on this page. Email the information to Tara Cleary at t.cleary@nenpa.com.

Newsroom Summer Internship Program

The Boston Globe summer internship program began more than 60 years ago as an opportunity for college students interested in journalism to gain practical experience at a major news organization.

The largest group of interns works in the News Department as general assignment reporters. Other intern reporters will be hired for the Business, Sports, and Living/Arts departments. We also have intern positions in the Photography and Design departments, and on the News copy desk. Internships are NOT limited to students with journalism majors.

An aptitude for journalism is the most important qualification for applicants.  However, a previous internship is recommended. Applicants must have a driver’s license and should be comfortable driving as our interns cover stories from all over New England.

Summer interns work as full-time employees for 12 weeks. Interns are paid a weekly wage and work-shifts vary. There is a writing coach for the reporting interns, and discussions with editors and staff on a range of journalism topics for all of the interns.

The application deadline is November 1, 2022.

Learn more and apply

Radio Podcast Internship

Bike Talk, a bicycle advocacy news and culture podcast streamed from radio stations in Los Angeles and Massachusetts, is looking for an intern to find transportation biking and complete streets news, book guests, do interviews, edit audio and transcripts, manage social media, or any combination of the above. Visit Biketalk.org for shows going back to 2009.

This is a paid, 4 hrs/week internship. Recent graduates and current journalism students welcome; interest in advocating biking as transportation is required.

Contact Nick Richert, Bike Talk Host at livebiketalk@gmail.com for more information and to apply.

The Lewis Internship Scholarship

The Lewis Scholarship will provide free housing and a monthly stipend to support student journalists of color who plan to intern at news media outlets in Washington, D.C., beginning in 2023.

The Lewis Scholarship has an estimated value of $10,000 and will be awarded to one undergraduate student journalist of color each fall, spring, and summer semester. The scholarship will provide a stipend of $1,000 per month and free housing provided through Washington Intern Student Housing for the duration of the student’s internship, usually four months.

Students do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply but must attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. for this scholarship.

We strongly encourage applicants to submit their materials for the Lewis Scholarship at the same time they are applying for internships, rather than wait until they receive an internship notification. Institute staff will verify your internship status.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, for the award to be used in Spring 2023.

Learn more about eligibility and apply

Dow Jones News Fund Internships

The Dow Jones News Fund invites college students to apply for paid summer internships in audience engagement, business reporting, data journalism, digital media and multiplatform editing. The application deadline is Nov. 14.

The News Fund will select college journalists for internships with more than 70 newsrooms across the country. Those selected will also benefit from week-long, pre-internship training, $1,500 scholarships, memberships to journalism groups and access to the DJNF alumni network for jobs and mentoring.

To be considered, students must apply by Nov. 14, and take a timed, online qualifying test. There are five training tracks; students may apply for one or more; Audience Engagement, Business Reporting, Data Journalism, Digital Media, and Multiplatform Editing.

DJNF will host two information sessions about the application and selection process, as well as two test prep sessions. Students or faculty can sign up here to attend or to request recordings. College faculty can use the same form to request a virtual visit from a DJNF representative to speak to students.

College sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled full-time on Nov. 14 are eligible to apply, including December graduates. U.S. students studying abroad and international students already in the U.S. with work visas are also eligible.

To apply, students click here. After applying, students will receive an email from HireVue with the link to the timed, online test to be completed within 72 hours. Students can prepare for the test by taking practice tests found here.

Los Angeles Times Internships

Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the Los Angeles Times: Metro/LocalEntertainment and ArtsSportsPoliticsBusinessFeatures/Lifestyle (Fashion, Food, Travel, Home Design, Plants), Foreign/NationalEditorial Pages/Op-Ed, Photography, Video, Data and Graphics, Design, Digital/Engagement, Podcasting and in our Washington, D.C., and Sacramento bureaus. (Our multiplatform editing intern comes through the Dow Jones News Fund’s national selection process, and that deadline is Nov. 14.) These are paid internships and placements that usually run from June to late August. We are also again offering spring internships for Southern California students. We do not have a fall internship program.

The application for the 2023 Spring or Summer Internship Programs is open. The deadline to apply is November 15.

Click here to apply or visit https://www.latimes.com/about/los-angeles-times-internships for individual applications.

Applicants for spring will receive email notification of the committee’s decision by Feb 1, 2023. Summer internship applicants will be informed by March 1, 2023.

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