For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper.

The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship can mean the difference between landing a job or being unemployed after commencement.

That season is upon us. So write up a cover letter, polish your resumé and start applying to the internships listed below that pique your interest. Application deadlines for some of the best internships are in less than a week, so don't wait!

If you have questions about this list or know of other internships I’ve missed, send me an email: bmullin@poynter.org. This post is indebted to the internship and fellowship calendar maintained by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where several of these listings originally appeared.

New York Times David Carr Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 14
Location: New York City
Pay: "The fellow will receive a competitive compensation package."
Description: "The fellowship is an opportunity for a journalist early in his or her career to build upon David’s commitment to holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories. Candidates should have at least three years of experience and be eager to experiment with creative ways of storytelling through video, text, social media and other means."

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."

David E. Rosenbaum Reporting Internship in Washington
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: "The position, which is co-sponsored by the foundation, is intended for aspiring reporters with a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for writing about government and policy. It is aimed at students who receive financial aid and who hope to become print journalists in Washington."

New York Times Interactive News Internship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: "Are you a student with some coding chops and an interest in the news? Spend your summer with the interactive news desk at The New York Times, an agile team of developers working in the newsroom."

New York Times Video Internship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: "Interns work with the award-winning Video Unit of The Times and must have significant video journalism experience. This internship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students."

New York Times Digital Internship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: "The intern’s duties include producing articles, photos and multimedia for The New York Times on the Web, as well as helping to put together the online presence for larger news packages and enterprise projects. He or she is also expected to assist editors and producers by conducting research and compiling information for special sections, enterprise stories and breaking news events."

Chalkbeat
Deadline: March 4
Location: New York City, Denver, Memphis and Indianapolis.
Pay: Between $2,900 and $3,500 stipend, depending on location.
Description: "Chalkbeat, the national nonprofit education news organization covering local public schools, is seeking four motivated undergraduate or graduate students, to serve as summer reporting interns in Chalkbeat’s four bureaus.

Thomas Morgan Visual Journalism Internships
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: "One intern is chosen in design, graphics and photography. They may be juniors or seniors and must have had news experience. In recognition of Thomas Morgan’s alma mater, students from the University of Missouri at Columbia will be given preference for one of the internships each year."

POLITICO Editorial Internship
Deadline: March 1
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Pay: Not specified
Description: "Editorial interns will be involved in all aspects of content creation and production. Intern duties include research, reporting and editing."

NBCUniversal MediaTech Internship
Deadline: Not specified
Location: New York City and New Jersey
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "Be a part of this exciting media and technology transformation through our unique Media Tech Internship Program. This is a ten-week paid summer program where students experience firsthand how one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world operates and delivers strategic, innovative solutions."

Time Inc. Summer Internship Program
Deadline: Feb. 26
Location: New York City
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "As a Time Inc. intern, you’ll be placed in a team based on your background, strengths and skills and you’ll be mentored by some of the best in your fields and in our industry. Come prepared to meet and greet editors and publishers, learn new career and technical skills, network at professional and social events and participate in an intern shark-tank style challenge with our executives."

The Washington Post
Deadline: Oct. 16
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: Was $750 per week in 2014
Description: "The Washington Post offers paid summer internships for reporters; photographers and videographers; copy editors and multiplatform producers; news and digital designers; graphics reporters and developers; and social media producers."

Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Nov. 15, Dec. 1, April 1
Location: Los Angeles, California and 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 for our summer program: Metro/Local, Sacramento, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington, D.C., bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization and Data, Design and latimes.com. The deadline for the Reporting and Visual Journalism applications is Nov. 15; Website and Visualization & Data is Dec. 1; and Data Desk and Design are April 1."

USA TODAY
Deadline: Not specified
Location: McLean, Virginia
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "As part of the USA TODAY team, you will develop, integrate and apply skill sets and experiences in support of our newsroom team. The purpose of the internship experience is to provide opportunities where college (undergrad and grad) students can develop, grow and become the next generation of talent for USA TODAY."

The Boston Globe
Deadline: Nov. 2
Location: Boston
Pay: $700 per week
Description: "The 12-week internship has reporter, photographer, designer and copy editor positions. Reporters work for Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science or Sports; the photographer shoots stills and video for all sections; the designer creates section fronts and inside designs as well as infographics for print and online, and the copy editor polishes local, regional, national and business copy. Direction and feedback are provided, as well as a writing coach dedicated to the interns and weekly discussion sessions."

Associated Press Global News Internship
Deadline: Not settled yet; likely the first week of January.
Location: Major cities throughout the world
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "The summer 2015 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 Internship
Deadline: Dec. 1
Location: New York City
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "Interns will receive formal training before they start work. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor who will be available to provide advice and guidance. Internships last for 10 weeks and most will begin in early June 2016. Most internships are in our New York and Washington bureaus, but opportunities may also exist in Toronto, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, as well as our other U.S. offices."

The Reuters Institute Google Digital News Journalist Fellowship
Deadline: Oct. 21
Location: Oxford, England
Pay: Not specified
Description: "The fellowship will appeal to a journalist who is excited by the opportunity of producing a research paper based on some aspect of either the survey data or digital journalism more generally with a direct focus on the professional and industry implications based on their own experience."

WIRED Editorial Fellowships
Deadline: Applications will open in November
Location: San Francisco
Pay: $12.25 per hour
Description: "Editorial fellowships focus on WIRED’s front-of-the-book sections, gadgets research, and fact-checking. We do not offer summer internships, and since our fellowships are full-time, they are not appropriate for matriculated students."

Esquire Spring Internship
Deadline: Oct. 15
Location: New York City
Pay: $9 per hour
Description: "Esquire interns work closely with our staff and gain direct reporting and editorial experience while working five days a week in the magazine’s fast-paced offices. The job is research-intensive: Print interns conduct all the reporting for the monthly sex column and take on individual assignments as directed by staff members. Independent initiative and the ability to manage multiple tasks within tight deadlines are required. Fetching coffee for the boss is not. The print internship is full-time (10 a.m – 6 p.m.) and pays an hourly wage, with no overtime or participation in Hearst benefits."

Business Insider Internships
Deadline: Not specified
Location: New York City
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: Business Insider has a variety of internships available throughout several departments.

High Country News
Deadline: March 31
Location: Paonia, Colorado
Pay: $220-per-week stipend
Description: "Our interns and fellows are a key part of the HCN team; aside from a few minor tasks such as sorting the mail and answering phones, interns spend most of their time researching, interviewing, writing, and developing content — both for print and online. We pride ourselves on fairness, accuracy and good writing, and we expect no less of our interns."

The Colorado Springs Gazette
Deadline: Feb. 15
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pay: "We offer both paid and unpaid (for-credit) internships all year."
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."

The Nation
Deadline: March 28
Location: New York City
Pay: $525 per week
Description: "Editorial interns experience a comprehensive immersion into The Nation and TheNation.com’s editorial processes. These interns' primary responsibilities include fact-checking for the magazine and website, providing research support to Nation writers and editors, and assisting bloggers on TheNation.com."

The Toronto Star
Deadline: Nov. 6.
Location: Toronto, Canada
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "This is a demanding program because summer journalists are hired on vacation replacement contracts – meaning that as full-time staff disappear on vacations, summer staff are expected to step up to the demands of replacing them."

The Orlando Sentinel
Deadline: Nov. 30
Location: Orlando, Florida
Pay: Minimum wage
Description: "Candidates must have completed basic journalism/communication skills courses at a college or university. Professional experience through a previous internship or stringing is preferred, though students whose experience is limited to campus media also will be considered."

The Daily Beast
Deadline: Not specified
Location: New York City
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "The Daily Beast is seeking a dependable, self-motivated and inquisitive intern to join our Social Media team. Applicants should be detail-oriented, enrolled students with a strong interest in social media, pop culture and current events."

Texas Tribune News App Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: Austin, Texas
Pay: Was $5,000 for 10 weeks in 2015.
Description: "You'll work directly with news apps developers, reporters and editors in the newsroom. Fellows 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."

Texas Tribune Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: Austin, Texas
Pay: Was $2,000 for 10 weeks in 2015
Description: "We expect fellows who are anxious to dive into daily news coverage alongside our seasoned reporting staff. Fellows at the Tribune write stories and blog posts, shoot photos and video, develop news apps and assist with our major data projects. Work by fellows has appeared in The Washington Post through our partnership with that newspaper."

Texas Tribune Photo Editing Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: Austin, Texas
Pay: Unpaid
Description: "The Texas Tribune’s photo editing fellowship is ideal for aspiring visual journalists. The position is unpaid, but fellows are frequently hired for paid photography assignments for our site. The photo editing fellow is responsible for selecting, editing, positioning and publishing photos on the Tribune website. The fellow also helps organize and write captions for images in the Tribune’s digital photography library."

Voice Media Group Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 30
Location: Assorted markets
Pay: $500 per week for six months
Description: "Voice Media Group fellowships are writing and reporting jobs. Our fellows don’t do busywork, compile listings, go for coffee, or complete 'research' for more experienced writers. Instead, they work intensively with an experienced editor/mentor to learn the basics of long-form news and feature writing. During the six-month fellowship period, they produce three magazine-style cover stories, as well as making daily contributions to their publication’s news vertical."

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Deadline: Jan. 4
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $625 weekly stipend
Description: "You'd be a full-time reporter in our newsroom, in Washington, D.C. Simple as that."

The Denver Post
Deadline: Oct. 30
Location: Denver
Pay: $517 per week
Description: "The Denver Post Internship Program offers a 10-week paid internship for the summer of 2016. Interns work in several parts of the newsroom as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers, graphic artists or designers. We work with Dow Jones News Fund to identify candidates for copy editing, sports, copy editing, online and business reporting positions. We also work with The Sports Journalism Institute to select a sports reporter intern."

Yes! Magazine Online Design Intern
Deadline: Nov. 13
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Pay: Unpaid
Description: "Online interns receive training and guidance in all the essential skills of web journalism, including contacting sources, conducting interviews, organizing information, writing articles on deadline, fact-checking, headline writing, search-engine optimization, and uploading text and multimedia into our content management system."

Yes! Magazine Online Reporting Intern
Deadline: Nov. 13
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Pay: Unpaid
Description: "Online interns receive training and guidance in all the essential skills of web journalism, including contacting sources, conducting interviews, organizing information, writing articles on deadline, fact-checking, headline writing, and uploading text and multimedia into our content management system."

Investigative News Network
Deadline: Oct. 15
Location: Applicants can work remotely if desired
Pay: $15 per hour
Description: "The INN Product and Technology Team (aka The INN Nerds) is looking for a couple of apprentices to join our team this spring (starting in January 2016)."

Popular Science
Deadline: March 1
Location: New York City
Pay: Not specified
Description: "The position is full- (or almost full-) time for roughly 12 weeks, though we're flexible on exact dates. Primary duties encompass work for both the print magazine and Popsci.com. That includes writing news stories, front-of-book pieces, sidebars, and blog posts as well as various researching and reporting projects. When time and resources allow, interns may also shoot and edit video, make animations, work on interactive graphics, do web production, help with social media, and more."

The Intercept Political News Internship
Deadline: Not specified
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $12 an hour
Description: "The Intercept's Washington, D.C., bureau is looking for an intern to do reporting and research, primarily for the Unofficial Sources blog. Duties will includes attending hearings and events, online research, compiling an events calendar, setting up queries for news alerts, listening to talk radio, shooting video, filing FOIA requests, and of course reporting and writing."

ABCNews.com Editorial Internship
Deadline: Oct. 23
Location: New York City
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "From day one, candidates will generate story ideas, make pitches on a daily basis to the section's editors and should be able to produce well-reported, well-written and well-sourced stories on a quick turnaround. The ideal candidate has an interest in entertainment and lifestyle topics and is well-versed in pop culture. He/she will have the opportunity to work alongside digital journalists at the No. 1 online news network as well as interact with other divisions of ABC News. Upon completion of the internship, the candidate should expect to have a solid portfolio of news stories."

IVOH Restorative Narrative Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 16
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Pay: $2,500 travel stipend and coaching from an award-winning journalist
Description: "The fellowship will provide four fellows with a stipend to spend six months telling Restorative Narratives in various communities. The fellowship is open to media practitioners of all kinds — photographers, journalists, gamers, documentary filmmakers, and advertisers."

Marketplace
Deadline: Nov. 2
Location: Los Angeles
Pay: $11 per hour
Description: "Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable, or network television."

American Society of Magazine Editors Magazine Internship Program
Deadline: Dec. 1
Location: New York City, Washington, D.C.
Pay: Minimum of $350 per week, before deductions
Description: "ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet—but most of the summer they do the un-glam but essential work of magazine journalism."

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."

The South Florida Sun Sentinel
Deadline: Was Nov. 15 in 2014
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pay: Was $7.93 per hour in 2014
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 News Lab Fellowship
Deadline: Was near the end of January in 2015
Location: Various journalism nonprofits throughout the United States
Pay: $8,500 for 10 weeks, plus $1,000 travel stipend
Description: "In an effort to help develop the next crop of reporters working to keep people around the globe informed, educated and entertained, we have created the Google News Lab Fellowship. As a company dedicated to organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful, Google recognizes that behind many blue links is a journalist and that quality journalism is a key ingredient of a vibrant and functioning society."
Disclaimer: I was a 2014 Google fellow.

Atlantic Media Fellowship Program
Deadline: February
Location: Washington, D.C. and New York City
Pay: In 2015, salary was $25,000 per year with full benefits
Description: "Atlantic Media offers highly ambitious recent college graduates a unique full-time opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Media Fellowship Program. The Atlantic Media Fellowship Program is a structured, year-long, paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to careers in media."

CBS News Internship Program
Deadline: Feb. 28
Location: New York City, Washington, D.C.
Pay: "CBS News will compensate each student an hourly wage."
Description: "This is an educational program designed for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism, broadcasting or production. Each student is selected and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis."

The Seattle Times
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Seattle
Pay: $600 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."

"On the Media" Internship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: Unpaid
Description: "Interns are an integral part of OTM's staff and assist with all aspects of the show's production. They sit in on editorial meetings, provide research assistance, and perform various administrative tasks involved in the daily running of the office. Over the course of the three months, interns learn basic production skills, including field recording and digital audio editing, and are eventually encouraged to produce at least one segment for the show."

New York Magazine
Deadline: Nov. 15
Location: New York City
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "New York Media is pleased to offer a Junior Reporting-Writing Internship program. During the three-month program, interns will be responsible for identifying, researching, and reporting newsworthy stories for the Daily Intelligencer, New York Magazine’s news website."

Fox News College Associate
Deadline: Dec. 1
Location: New York City
Pay: Not listed
Description: “Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network is currently seeking Spring 2016 College Associates. This is an opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience and guidance from top news professionals. College Associates are assigned to work in a specific department, such as production, business and technology, based on their skill set, work history and career aspirations."

Austin American-Statesman
Deadline: Nov. 6
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: Nov. 1
Location: Chicago
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
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."

Slate Summer Internships
Deadline: March 15
Location: New York City, Washington, D.C.
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "Slate hires paid interns for the spring, summer, and fall. We offer internships in the following departments: Culture, Politics, Video, The Slatest, and Photo and Art."

The Scientist
Deadline: March 15
Location: Not specified
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "Successful applicants start writing immediately, quickly becoming integral members of our staff. Interns work from home on their own computers and must keep US East Coast business hours. As an intern you will cover breaking news for our website, produce a variety of articles for the print magazine, manage The Scientist’s social media presence, scan the literature for upcoming studies of interest, and proofread magazine articles."

The Dallas Morning News
Deadline: Oct. 30
Location: Dallas
Pay: $15 per hour
Description: "The Dallas Morning News, Texas’ leading newspaper, offers internships in news, copy editing, business, features, sports and digital design/data. Internships are also available in photography, at the Washington, D.C., bureau and at our Spanish-language publication, Al Día."

Student Press Law Center
Deadline: Oct. 15 for spring program, applications for summer will be accepted for several months.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $3,500 stipend for the summer; $4,000 for spring.
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."

CNN Spring Internships
Deadline: Not specified
Location: Atlanta
Pay: Minimum wage
Description: CNN has a variety of internships available throughout several departments.

Grist
Deadline: Nov. 2
Location: Seattle
Pay: $2,600 per month
Description: "The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your knowledge of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional pie potluck."

U.S. News & World Report

Deadline: Not specified
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "U.S. News & World Report is seeking an intern in the Opinion section. This is a year-long, full-time, paid internship. The intern will assist in the posting of timely blog posts, op-eds and other online content. Candidates need experience working in a content management system, keen news judgment and an ability to multi-task."

The Oregonian
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Portland, Oregon
Pay: Was $440 per week in 2015
Description: "If selected, you’ll be assigned to a team for the summer, paired with a staff mentor and provided opportunities to learn from experienced journalists. Students who have spent their summers with us have found the experience valuable, both in terms of the broad digital thinking they’re immersed in and the opportunities they’re given to pursue all kinds of stories in depth."

NPR Kroc Fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 31
Location: NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., and member stations.
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."

NPR Summer Internships
Deadline: Feb. 26
Location: Various stations throughout the United States.
Pay: A max of $4,200
Description: "A learning experience like no other. The NPR internship program has a rich history, helping us discover nearly 10% of our current staff including Ari Shapiro, Audie Cornish, Guy Raz and many more."

Vox Internships
Deadline: Nov. 13
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $10.50 per hour
Description: "Vox is seeking highly-qualified editorial, visual, and video interns for this summer. These students will be treated as junior members of our staff. They will conceive, pitch, and write stories for our website regularly, as well as assisting senior editors in necessary research and reporting tasks. They should expect to leave the internship with at least a dozen bylines, if not more."

Chicago Magazine
Deadline: April 1
Location: Chicago
Pay: Minimum wage
Description: "Chicago magazine's editorial department seeks motivated, enthusiastic journalism students and recent graduates to help with fact checking and story research. Interns are also encouraged to pitch ideas and write for various sections of the magazine."

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Indianapolis and Phoenix, Arizona
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. 15
Location: Minneapolis
Pay: Was $706 per week in 2015
Description: "We’re looking for budding journalists who’ve demonstrated they’re ready to make the most of this opportunity. While we would never say never, the odds of your landing one of our internship spots are not very good if you’ve never interned at a professional newspaper, news magazine or website."

ProPublica Reporting Fellow
Deadline: Not specified
Location: New York City
Pay: $700 per week
Description: "We are looking for a reporting fellow to work in our newsroom. The fellowship is a minimum of 16 weeks and can last for up to a year. We're ready for you to start as soon as you're available. It's full-time, based in New York, and compensation is $700 per week. Fellows primarily report their own stories — like this one — but also collaborate with ProPublica's reporters on big projects."

News 21 Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 10
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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."

Wall Street Journal Internship Program
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Varies. Interns have worked in New York, New York Detroit, Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia.
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
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 news, business, features and sports reporting, photography/videography, copy editing, design, and multimedia. (All reporting internships presume multimedia work, by the way.)"

USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program
Deadline: The application for the summer program hasn't been posted yet.
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 College is looking for the best undergraduate student journalists to join the nation’s premier multimedia reporting program! We want out-of-the-box thinkers, unconventional storytellers and passionate content creators who will shape the future of the media industry. She/he will have a strong understanding of what the USA TODAY College audience wants — and even the things they don’t know they want!"
Disclaimer: I was a 2014 USA Today Collegiate Correspondent

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $2,390 and free housing
Description: "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: Hasn't been posted yet
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $23,136 stipend
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."

The Baltimore Sun's Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship
Deadline: Oct. 15
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Pay: $575 per week, with a $1,000 housing stipend
Description: "The person selected should have extensive journalism experience, either as a student journalist, or as an intern at a newspaper, or a combination of both. The intern will be selected on the basis of journalism qualifications and the degree to which she or he exemplifies the values of Mary Corey."

The Virginian-Pilot
Deadline: Oct. 16
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Pay: $540 per week
Description: "The Pilot will have summer interns across the newsroom — from our online hub to our print design desk, from reporting to photography. This includes one copy editing-focused intern selected by the Dow Jones News Fund, https://dowjonesnewsfund.org."

Bloomberg 2016 Summer Print News Internship
Deadline: Was Nov. 15 in 2015
Location: New York City
Pay: $18 per hour, with housing costs covered (per @MeghanEMorris)
Description: "Bloomberg News reports on the issues that matter to financial and business professionals - when they happen, from where they happen. If it affects markets, Bloomberg News will be there first, delivering the world's most accurate information in milliseconds, on virtually every stock, bond and economic indicator. Bloomberg News also leads the way in breaking news about mergers and acquisitions and other events that help our readers to stay a step ahead of the markets."

Dow Jones News Fund summer internships
Deadline: Nov. 3
Location: Varies
Pay: $400 or more per week, depending on the news media assignment
Description: "For College Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students. DJNF provides paid summer internships in digital media, business reporting, news editing and data journalism for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Data journalism is a new pilot program."

Reason Magazine
Deadline: March 1
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $5,000 stipend over 12 weeks
Description: "The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason.com, helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Reason itself."

Washingtonian Editorial Fellowship
Deadline: March 1
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $10.50 per hour
Description: "We're looking for bright, ambitious people with strong research, reporting, and writing skills who don't require a lot of hand-holding. In exchange, we offer an experience that's low on grunt work and high on opportunity."

Hearst Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 11
Location: Two Hearst properties over two years
Pay: Paid — rate unspecified
Description: "If you have the skills, passion and determination to be a journalist of the future – a trained professional who knows a good story and who has the talent and confidence to tell it in a way that best imparts its relevance and importance to news consumers – the Hearst Fellowship might be perfect for you."

Note: This story has been update to include additional internships and fellowships.