New: Here are 80 journalism internships and fellowships for the 2015-16 application season

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For journalism students, October through January is internship application season, a pressure cooker of equal parts excitement and anxiety.

It's our profession's draft day. By mid-march, most of your classmates will have declared their intention to work at a journalism organization, like a prized NFL recruit putting on their team's hat in front of a live studio audience.

Don't get left behind. Some of the applications for the most prestigious news organizations are due in a few weeks time, so work up the courage to request that letter of recommendation, update your résumé and figure out how stamps work.

To make the process a little easier, I've compiled a list of some of the best journalism internships I could find on the Web, many of which I applied for myself when I was in school. If you have questions about this list or know some great internships I've forgotten, tweet them to #POYinternlist or send me an email: bmullin@poynter.org.

NBC Owned Televisions Stations editorial internship
Deadline: Around mid-February
Location: New York City
Pay: $10 per hour
Description: "Interns will write stories and produce multimedia content for leading local news sites in 11 major television markets. Interns are expected to pitch and produce stories and galleries for the Web on a variety of topics, including national news, technology, business, health and entertainment. Ability to file clean copy on deadline is a must. In addition to published bylines, our interns get the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of digital media from seasoned editors experienced in everything from site analytics to crafting compelling social media posts. We collaborate with the broadcast teams in our markets but we focus on producing an engaging user experience across our digital platforms."

NBC Owned Televisions Stations data visualization internship
Deadline: Around mid-February
Location: New York City
Pay: $10 per hour
Description: "Are you a data-nerd? Do you dream in Excel? Do you love combing through thousands of rows of data to find a story and then visualize it? Well, then we’ve got the perfect internship for you! NBC Owned Stations digital platforms is seeking a data visualization intern. The intern should be a journalist-in-training who has a love for clean data and strong analytical skills, and wants to work with broadcast and digital reporters to tell stories in innovative ways."

The New York Times James Reston Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: "Beginning with the second week, the Reston Fellows start work in a section that reflects their skills and area of interest to report and write stories under the guidance of editors or senior reporters. Some stories are assigned, but fellows are encouraged to come up with their own ideas. They also participate in workshops with ranking editors and reporters. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the fellows to stretch their journalistic skills with the help of some of the best reporters and editors in the country."

The Washington Post
Deadline: Nov. 7
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $750 per week
Description: "Our interns write articles, edit copy, take photographs, design pages and produce graphics. We treat them as staff members during their 12 weeks of employment."

The Boston Globe
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Boston
Pay: $700 per week
Description: "Summer interns work as full-time employees for 12 weeks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Interns are paid a weekly wage, and shifts vary. An intern supervisor serves as a writing coach and there are weekly meetings with editors and staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to journalism."

Associated Press Global News Internship
Deadline: Not settled yet; likely the first week of January, per AP spokesman Paul Colford.
Location: Major cities throughout the world
Pay: Not listed
Description: "The summer 2014 Global News Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting."

Reuters Global Journalism Internships
Deadline: Dec. 1
Location: Major cities throughout the world
Pay: Not listed
Description: "The Reuters Global Journalism Internships offer talented students and graduates an opportunity to learn and shine in our bureaus internationally. The paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance during the summer. They’re expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment. Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they’re based."

Texas Tribune News Apps Internships
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: Austin, Texas
Pay: $5,000 over 10 weeks
Description: "Are you a journalism student or would-be reporter in another major? Know a little bit about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and/or Python/Django, and would like to continue to hone your skills? Are you passionate about politics, policy and open government? You should join us. You'll work directly with news apps developers, reporters and editors in the newsroom. Interns are first-class citizens on our team – in the past, they've had the opportunity to not only contribute to high-profile projects but to take the lead on them. You'll get to create data visualizations and maps, participate in an active and friendly newsroom, play a role in editorial meetings and contribute to a number of different beats. We're looking for someone passionate about web standards and the little details. Someone willing to show their work. Someone looking to learn. If you're interested, send your resume and links to previous projects and/or your GitHub account to rmurphy@texastribune.org."

Texas Tribune reporting internship
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: Austin, Texas
Pay: $2,000 over 10 weeks
Description: The Texas Tribune internship program provides aspiring journalists the opportunity to hone their reporting skills and learn a host of new ones that will prepare them for the 21st century newsroom. "This is not a teaching hospital," in the words of our fearless leader, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith. We expect interns who are anxious to dive into daily news coverage alongside our seasoned reporting staff. Interns at the Tribune write stories and blog posts, shoot photos and video, develop news apps and assist with our major data projects. Intern work has appeared in Texas editions of The New York Times through our partnership with the most prestigious newspaper in the country.

Reuters Journalism Program
Deadline: Dec. 15
Location: New York, London or Asia
Pay: Not listed
Description: "The Reuters Journalism Program offers nine months of hands-on, real-world experience with competitive pay in New York, London and Asia. You will gain a deep grounding in all aspects of financial reporting, work on fast-paced news stories and develop skills in enterprise journalism. The program seeks rising reporters, recent graduates or business professionals who can demonstrate a clear commitment to a career in journalism and an ability to generate story ideas relevant for a Reuters audience."

The Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Jan. 1
Location: Los Angeles, Washington D.C.
Pay: $700 per week
Description: "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 L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington, D.C., bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization & Graphics, Design and latimes.com. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August."

The Tampa Bay Times
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Port Richey and Brooksville
Pay: $450 per week
Description: "Florida’s largest and best newspaper, with 10 Pulitzer Prizes, is looking for energetic, talented young people for internships in all of its departments. Internships range from 12-week summer experiences to 6-month and 1-year jobs. You will be considered a full staff member and work alongside colleagues who will serve as mentors. Our internship programs are designed to give you hands-on experience to add to your academic credentials.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Pay: $7.93 per hour
Description: "We offer seven paid internships throughout our digital-print newsroom. For 11 intensive weeks, from June to mid-August, you will report and write stories, shoot and edit video-photo, or design. We treat our interns as regular staffers, under the guidance of seasoned journalists. We offer internships in various newsroom departments: Metro-news, business, features, sports, video-photo, design, and our Spanish-language weekly, El Sentinel. We also offer weekly sessions with veteran journalists and senior editors on a wide range of topics, including career advice. It’s hard work and great fun."

Google Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Around the end of January
Location: Various journalism nonprofits throughout the United States
Pay: $8,000 for 10-weeks, plus $1,000 travel stipend
Description: "The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations -- from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age."
Disclaimer: I was a 2014 Google fellow.

Atlantic Media Fellowship Program
Deadline: End of February 2015
Location: Washington, D.C. and New York City
Pay: $25,000 per year, with full benefits
Description: "Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Media Fellowship Program. The Program is a structured, year-long paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to editorial-side or business-side careers in media. Each year we look forward to our new class of Fellows, who add a fresh perspective and new ideas to our company initiatives. As a digital-first company, we have experienced tremendous growth as a result of emphasis on digital initiatives, and our Fellows have been key contributors."

The Seattle Times
Deadline: Nov. 15.
Location: Seattle
Pay: $540 per week
Description: "The Seattle Times offers paid summer internships to outstanding students pursuing a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, interns work on varied assignments and attend weekly training sessions with members of a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff. Interns receive a skill-development plan and work with a staff mentor to achieve it. Internships are open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a four-year college or university. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to print and online journalism. At least one previous internship at a daily news organization is preferred, and multimedia experience is a plus."

The Colorado Springs Gazette
Deadline: Feb. 15
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pay: Not listed
Description: “The Gazette is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the heart of Colorado Springs. We offer both paid and unpaid (for-credit) internships. Reporting interns may be called upon to write for any news section of our paper and online sites, depending on our needs, their interests and skills."

Austin American-Statesman
Deadline: Nov. 7
Location: Austin, Texas
Pay: $450 per week, plus free housing.
Description: "Our objective is to help interns grow with challenging assignments. In other words, you won't spend your time writing police briefs, taking mug shots and running errands. Last summer, one intern finished with three dozen bylines, three-quarters of which were on the front page or the Metro cover."

The Chicago Tribune
Deadline: Dec. 1
Location: Chicago
Pay: Not listed
Description: "The Chicago Tribune’s newsroom internship program seeks college juniors, seniors and graduate students for 12-week paid internships. Opportunities will be considered in all newsroom departments: metro, sports, business, graphics, copy editing, design, photo/video, entertainment, events, social media and lifestyle."

The Dallas Morning News
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: Dallas
Pay: $15 per hour
Description: "We offer several 12-week college internships for news reporting, copy editing, business news, features, sports, photography and our website, dallasnews.com. Interns are treated as full-time staffers and typically, at least one is hired for a full-time position at the conclusion of the internship."

Student Press Law Center
Deadline: Jan. 31
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $3,500 stipend
Description: "Journalism interns research, write and help edit the Report, the Center's magazine that chronicles student press law cases and controversies from around the country. Interns also write breaking news and analysis pieces for the Center's website. Those with an interest in video and multimedia are especially encouraged to apply, and help us create the images that will bring students' censorship experiences to life."

The Oregonian
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Portland, Oregon
Pay: $440 per week
Description: "Oregonian Media Group offers a 10-week summer intern program for college students who wish to work as multimedia journalists in The Oregonian newsroom. We’re looking for primarily upperclassmen with previous internship experience who want to work in a digital-first environment doing smart stories for readers of OREGONLIVE.COM online and The Oregonian in print. We want critical thinkers, students who have a portfolio that shows ambition and skill across platforms, reporters and photographers who want to make a difference with readers – however those readers find us.
If selected, you will be assigned to a team for the summer, paired with a staff mentor and provided opportunities to learn from experienced journalists through group discussions with other interns."

NPR's Kroc Fellowship:
Deadline: Dec. 31
Location: NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., and member station.
Pay:: $40,000 per year
Description: "The Fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the News and Digital Divisions, and at an NPR Member Station. NPR Kroc Fellows work alongside some of the nation's most respected reporters, producers and editors and receive regular instruction in writing for radio and on-air performance. The Fellowship begins in August and lasts one year. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement."

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Indianapolis and Phoenix
Pay: $650 per week
Description: "You'll be a member of our newsroom, work hard and gain valuable journalism experience. You get paid, too. Our Pulliam Fellows earn $650/week for the 10-week program. You'll also get to participate in writing workshops and learn over lunch from some of the best minds in journalism."

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Minneapolis
Pay:: $706 per week
Description: "The Star Tribune newsroom offers one of the best summer internship programs available in our industry. We select at least 10 candidates for paid 10-week internships each summer. The program targets college and graduate students interested in pursuing careers as reporters, copy editors/multiplatform editors, designers, photographers and multimedia producers."

Chronicle of Higher Education
Deadline: Jan. 5
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $625 per week
Description: "The Chronicle's internships aim to give current undergraduates and recent college graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience at the No. 1 source for news about higher education. Applicants must show a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism with relevant coursework or prior experience. The internships are full time in our Washington, D.C., office. In addition to a $625 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged."

News 21 fellowship
Deadline:: Nov. 10
Location: Phoenix
Pay: $7,500 for 10 weeks (plus travel expenses)
Description: "During the summer, fellows work full time out of a digital newsroom at the Cronkite School for 10 weeks, typically beginning in mid to late May and ending in late July or early August. Fellows receive a $7,500 stipend plus travel expenses. The cost of housing is not covered, but the Cronkite School will make arrangements for university dormitory housing on ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus next to the Cronkite building."

Wall Street Journal internship program
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Varies. Interns have worked in New York, Detroit and Atlanta.
Pay: $700
Description: "The Wall Street Journal is looking for interns to work in our bureaus throughout North America. Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news and features relevant to their beat. Applications are due by November 1 and must include a cover letter, resume and up to six published clips."

The Miami Herald
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: Miami
Pay: $520 per week
Description: "We offer internships in multimedia, programming and digital design. Limited slots also are available in news, business, features and sports reporting, photography/videography and copy editing. (All reporting internships presume multimedia work, by the way.) Internships last 10 weeks and pay $520 per week. Application deadline is Oct. 31 each year for slots to be filled the following year. Successful candidates can intern in the fall or winter of the calendar year."

USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program
Deadline: The deadline for the winter program closes Nov. 11.
Location: Work from wherever you're based, submitting articles weekly
Pay: When I participated in this program during the spring semester of 2014, pay was $350 for 16 articles.
Description: "USA TODAY’s Collegiate Correspondent Program is one of the nation’s premier journalism opportunities for college students. Those that are chosen to participate in the writing program will pitch, research and write weekly stories. Those that are chosen to participate in the visual program will receive weekly assignments, complete a semester-long project and will partner with writers to produce cohesive stories. Content produced by all correspondents will appear across all USA TODAY and Gannett platforms, including mobile and tablet."
Disclaimer: I was a 2014 USA Today Collegiate Correspondent

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $1,900, plus free housing
Description: "Interns report for work each day at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, which is housed in the same office as the Scripps Howard News Service, four blocks from the White House. They report and write a variety of stories. In addition to perfecting their reporting and writing skills, interns take photos and shoot and edit video. They meet with experts at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Student Press Law Center, the Washington Post, the State Department, the Pentagon and others to better understand how to cover the news."

Scripps Howard Multimedia Fellowship
Deadline: April 1
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $22,155 per year
Description: "The post-graduate, multimedia fellow manages and maintains the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire’s website. He or she creates multimedia projects for our website, works with undergraduate interns to develop multimedia projects and provides leadership to a team that produces news stories and projects. Qualified applicants must have professional-level expertise in HTML, content management systems and CSS. If you do not have these skills, this isn’t the fellowship for you.

Education Week newsroom intern
Deadline: No set deadline, but applicants should submit their materials before Jan. 1.
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Pay $10 per hour
Description: "Editorial Projects in Education periodically seeks a general newsroom intern for Education Week, the respected, independent newspaper of record for K-12 education. This internship offers an excellent opportunity for students interested in journalism and education policy to gain focused, supportive training and professional experience. We accept internship applications year-round."

The Baltimore Sun's Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship
Deadline: Fall 2014
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Pay: $575 per week, with a $1,000 housing stipend
Description: "The intern will work in the Sun newsroom as a reporter for 10-12 weeks sometime between May 15, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2015. (Exact dates will be determined mutually by the intern and Sun editors.) The intern would write daily stories in addition to a longer-term project."

The Virginian-Pilot
Deadline: Oct. 24
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Pay: $540 per week
Description: "The Pilot will select five interns for next summer – one page designer, one copy editor, one photographer and two reporters. They will be notified by Dec. 1, 2014."

The Forbes 2015 Early Action Editorial Internship Program
Deadline: Nov. 17
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, New York, New York, San Francisco, California.
Pay: $15 per hour
Description: "Last summer’s editorial interns wrote dozens of posts for Forbes.com and contributed to some of our biggest web/print packages, including the Best Colleges and Forbes 400 issues. Some wrote pieces for Forbes magazine; a few continue to write as contributors after heading back to college; others have been hired as full time staffers. Duties will include reporting, fact-checking and writing stories, as well as assisting staffers with special projects. Accepted applicants will be assigned to a desk—Leadership, Investing, etc.—and will work closely with the corresponding editors."

Bloomberg 2015 Summer Print News Internship
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: New York
Pay: $18 per hour, with housing costs covered (per @MeghanEMorris)
Description: "Bloomberg News interns will gain hands-on experience reporting for one of the world's leading financial news services. During the 10-week program, interns will produce breaking news stories under deadline for our coverage of markets, companies, economies, and governments. Interns will focus on breaking news and beat reporting, directed toward the Bloomberg Terminal reader. Responsibilities may include pitching and writing enterprise stories, conducting exclusive interviews, and collaborating with our other media platforms."

The San Francisco Chronicle
Deadline: Dec. 30
Location: San Francisco
Pay: $650 per week
Description:" The San Francisco Chronicle's paid internship program is designed for upper-level students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges, currently enrolled graduate students and graduates during the 2013-2014 academic year. Internships provide realistic on-the-job training. Each intern will be paid $650 per week."

Dow Jones News Fund summer internships
Deadline: Nov. 3
Location: Varies
Pay: $400 or more per week, depending on the news media assignment
Description: "Each program provides free pre-internship seminars and weekly salaries for at least 10 weeks. Click this link to download an internship brochure. Students are assigned to media based on academic performance, DJNF scores and news outlet requests. Interns who return to college full-time receive $1,000 scholarships."

Hearst Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 9
Location: Two Hearst properties over two years
Pay: Not listed
Description: "Fellows are full-fledged journalists expected to make significant, valuable contributions in a variety of roles and platforms at our top locations. They differ from regular employees in that they have an adviser to help maximize their success and everyone’s return on investment. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees of Hearst Newspapers with competitive salary and benefits, including vacation, health insurance and moving expenses. You must be able to move after one year. Fellows are responsible for their own housing."