Here are more than 100 journalism internships and fellowships

October 4, 2018

Internships and fellowships continue to serve as a stepping stone for young reporters to break into the journalism industry. These jobs can be at local publications or major national outlets, but they all have the potential to lead to skills-growth, networking and potentially, a full-time job.

Now is the time for those seeking journalism internships to apply for spring and summer positions. Not sure where to start? Poynter's News University's webinar Flourish, Don't Flounder, at Your First Journalism Job or Internship can help point you in the right direction.

The list below includes internships and fellowships across a variety of platforms in cities all around the United States, and in some cases, around the globe. This list is, of course, not exhaustive. In some cases, even prominent groups have yet to publish a job posting or accept applications, including The New York Time’s new year-long fellowship. Don’t see your favorite outlet? Check out its website and reach out.

If there's an internship I missed, please email me at advorak@poynter.org to have it added.

The Washington Post Newsroom Internships
Location
: Washington, D.C.
Deadline: Oct. 12
Pay: $750 per week (in 2018)
Description: "Come be a reporter, photographer, videographer, multiplatform editor or producer, news or digital designer, graphics reporter or developer, or social media producer."

Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism
Location
: Multiple
Deadline: Oct. 15
Pay: Amount unspecified
Description: "The program, operated by the Newseum Institute and funded by the Freedom Forum, matches qualified candidates with participating news organizations from across the country for 10- to 12-week paid internships. Selected scholars participate in an intense, one-week orientation/multimedia training workshop at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., in preparation for their internships."

Atlantic Media Editorial Fellowship
Location
: Washington, D.C., and New York City
Deadline: Oct. 8
Pay: Unspecified amount
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."


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Editorial Internship at The Nation (Spring)
Location: New York City
Pay: $15 per hour, $525 per week
Deadline: Oct. 9 for winter/spring and April 1 for summer/fall
Description: "For more than three decades The Nation Institute, in conjunction with The Nation magazine, has provided an internship program for early-career journalists interested in journalism and publishing."

Atlantic Media Interest Indicator Fellowship
Location
: Washington, D.C., and New York City
Deadline: Formal apps not yet posted but pending
Pay: Unspecified amount
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."

Chicago Sun-Times Newsroom Internship (Spring)
Location: Chicago
Pay: Unspecified
Deadline: Oct. 15 for spring and April 15 for summer
Description: "The Chicago Sun-Times offers newsroom internships to college students and recent college graduates in the news, photography, social media, features, sports and Homicide Watch departments. These opportunities are offered in the spring semester, over summer break and the fall semester."

Scripps-Howard Fellowship
Location
: Washington, D.C. and New York City
Pay: $50,000 stipend
Deadline: Oct. 15
Description: “The Scripps Howard Foundation offers a 12-month fellowship program in conjunction with the Scripps News Washington Bureau/Newsy and ProPublica. The program, which starts in June 2019, is a paid opportunity for postgraduates looking to kick start their journalism career.”

Orlando Sentinel Editorial Internship
Location
: Orlando, Florida
Deadline: Oct. 15 for spring and March 1 for summer
Pay: Unspecified
Description: “An internship at the Orlando Sentinel will take you into the heart of the ultimate journalism class: a digital newsroom in one of America's newsiest metropolitan areas. The Sentinel will offer paid internships during 2019 in news, entertainment or sports reporting, video and still photography and multimedia production.”

Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship Program
Location
: Multiple cities 
Deadline: Oct. 15
Pay: Varies based on employers, but all interns are paid
Description: We're offering eight female college students interested in working in sports a $1,000 scholarship and placement in a paid internship in four fields: sportswriting, broadcast production, media relations and social media. Interns will work at places like ESPN, USA Today, the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, MLB.com, USA Softball and CNN.

Politico Editorial Internship (Spring and Summer)
Location: Rosslyn, Virginia
Pay: Unspecified
Deadline: Oct. 15 for spring, Nov. 1 for summer
Description: "POLITICO seeks exceptional college students/recent graduates for its editorial internship program. We hire year-round for positions on our magazine, our breaking news desk, our politics desk and our Politico Pro policy teams."

The Baltimore Sun: Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship
Location
: Baltimore
Pay: $575 per week with a $1,000 housing stipend
Deadline: Oct. 15
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 Valley News Photo Internship (Spring)
Location: West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Deadline: Oct. 21
Pay: $480 per week
Description: "The Valley News is currently accepting applications for a six-month photo internship, running from January to June 2019. The photo intern works with the newspaper's two staff photographers and photo editor, covering a range of assignments and enterprise work."

The Wall Street Journal Photography Internship
Location
: New York City
Deadline: Oct. 26
Pay: Unspecified amount
Description: "The Wall Street Journal is seeking undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students to intern with its photo team based in New York. The photo team researches and commissions photographs for digital and print editions of The Wall Street Journal."


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The Wall Street Journal Graphics Internship
Location
: New York City
Deadline: Oct. 26
Pay: Unspecified amount
Description: "The Wall Street Journal is seeking a graphics intern to work with our team of graphics editors, developers, designers, as well as the broader newsroom. The Graphics department is responsible for driving innovative storytelling with graphics, interactives, data journalism and newsroom apps that are created for digital and print."

The Wall Street Journal Video Internship
Location: New York City
Deadline: Oct. 26
Pay: Unspecified wage
Description: "The Wall Street Journal is seeking undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students who intend to pursue a career in video journalism. The video intern’s primary duties will include producing editorially sound and visually compelling content, as well as publishing and promotion of videos both on the WSJ platform and off-platform."

The Wall Street Journal New Design Internship
Location
: New York City
Deadline: Oct. 26
Pay: Unspecified wage
Description: "The Wall Street Journal is seeking a design intern to work with our team of graphics editors, developers and designers, as well as the broader newsroom. The Graphics department is responsible for driving innovative storytelling with design, graphics, interactives, data journalism and newsroom apps that are created for digital and print."

The Wall Street Journal Data Science Newsroom Internship
Location
: New York City
Deadline: Oct. 26
Pay: Unspecified wage
Description: "The Wall Street Journal is seeking a data science intern to work with our newsroom. The intern is a computational journalist who will work with the WSJ Lab, a multi-disciplinary team that supports the newsroom with experimentation and research."

The Wall Street Journal Reporting in the Americas Internship
Location
: Various cities in the United States, Latin America and Canada
Deadline: Oct. 26
Pay: Unspecified wage
Description: "Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news relevant to their beat. Interns are expected to generate their own story ideas and follow the stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor.

The Wall Street Journal Winter Reporting Internship Covering Science and Health Care
Location
: New York City
Deadline: Oct. 31
Pay: Unspecified amount
Description: "The Wall Street Journal is seeking undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students who intend to pursue a career in science or health journalism. This is a 10-week, full-time paid internship that would start in January or February. It cannot be completed while taking classes. The internship will be based in New York with WSJ’s Health & Science bureau."

CBS News Internships (Spring)
Location: New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles
Pay: Unspecified amount
Deadline: Oct. 31 for spring and Feb. 28 for summer
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."

NPR Internships
Location
: Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Boston and Culver City, California
Pay: $13.25 per hour; academic credit also offered
Deadline: Oct. 29
Description: "From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. Find out how you can contribute your diverse talents to gain invaluable experience at the heart of a thriving multimedia organization."

Center for Public Integrity Knight Data Fellow
Location
: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $45,000 and benefits
Deadline: Oct. 29
Description: "The fellow will join the data team, which uses data, technology and design to investigate powerful special interests. The team’s goal is to do inventive, hard-hitting, data-backed journalism and improve how journalists use data to report and tell stories."

The Miami Herald Newsroom Internships
Location
: Miami
Pay: $520 per week
Deadline: Oct. 31
Description: "We think internships at the Miami Herald Media Company are among the best in the country. Each year, we offer talented collegiate journalists the opportunity to hone their craft working with the country’s top professionals in the most interesting, diverse and news-intensive city in the United States."

San Francisco Chronicle Visuals Internship
Location
: San Francisco
Pay: Unspecified amount
Deadline: Oct. 31
Description: "The San Francisco Chronicle offers a 10-12 week summer internship that begins June 2019. In their first week, the intern will shadow and work closely with our staff photographers to learn the workflow. They're then let loose to work on video and photo assignments throughout the summer. The intern will have the same responsibilities as our staff photographers and are expected to meet daily deadlines and photojournalism ethics. Assignments include breaking news, features and sports."


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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Location
: Washington, D.C. 
Pay: Unspecified
Deadline: Oct. 31 for spring and Jan. 31 for summer
Description: "Interns are called on to provide significant contributions to our publications. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues for our website and guidebooks, and assist our staff and fellows in research."

Slate Science Intern (Spring)
Location: New York City
Pay: $12 an hour
Deadline: Nov. 1
Description: "We are looking for someone who is organized, motivated, and an original thinker; is familiar with our science section; and has plenty of story ideas (and opinions). The intern will help assist with reprints and light research, but the bulk of the time will be devoted to pitching, reporting, and writing."

Slate Editorial Intern, D.C.
Location
: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $13.25 per hour
Deadline: Nov. 1 for spring and Feb. 1 for summer
Description: "Candidates for the D.C. editorial internship should be available to work in Slate's Washington office between 20 and 40 hours per week. (We can schedule hours around classes.) They will tackle a mix of duties, including research, assisting with the Dear Prudence live chat, and writing for the Slatest and Future Tense verticals."

Los Angeles Times Summer Reporting Internship
Location
: Los Angeles and one in Washington, D.C.
Pay: Unspecified amount
Deadline: Nov. 1
Description: "We are looking for reporting interns for all news and features departments: Metro/Local, Foreign/National, Sports, Business, Features sections (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages and our Sacramento bureau."

Los Angeles Times Summer Visual Journalism Internship
Location
: Los Angeles
Pay: Unspecified amount
Deadline: Nov. 1
Description: "We are looking for interns to work with our photography and video teams. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from June to August, with rolling start dates to accommodate school schedules."

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
Location
: Indianapolis, Indiana (The Indianapolis Star) and Phoenix, Arizona (The Arizona Republic)
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $650 per week
Description: "The Indianapolis Star and The Arizona Republic, Gannett Co. newspapers, are seeking college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, news design and graphics, or photojournalism for an exciting and demanding journalism fellowship program."

Star Tribune Digital Design Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers a 10-week summer design internship that exposes a developing journalist to digital design across all our content verticals. We pride ourselves in choosing talented, driven college and graduate students who can design solutions in the whirl of deadline, and immerse themselves in projects that range from a few days to a number of weeks.

Star Tribune Business Reporting Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers 10-week summer reporting internships. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news, as well as write enterprise stories. We expect our interns to come to us with skill and leave with polish and invaluable experience from a major-market newsroom. We will place reporters in metro, business, features and sports; please note your preference."

Star Tribune Print Design Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers a 10-week summer design internship that exposes a developing journalist to print design in all our sections. We pride ourselves in choosing talented, driven college and graduate students who can design solutions for print (with an eye toward digital) in the whirl of deadline and immerse themselves in a project over a few shifts."

Star Tribune Metro Reporting Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers 10-week summer reporting internships. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news, as well as write enterprise stories. We expect our interns to come to us with skill and leave with polish and invaluable experience from a major-market newsroom. We will place reporters in metro, business, features and sports; please note your preference."


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Star Tribune Photo/Video Journalist Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers a 10-week summer photography and video internship. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news, as well as enterprise stories."

Star Tribune Feature Reporting Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers 10-week summer reporting internships. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news, as well as write enterprise stories. We expect our interns to come to us with skill and leave with polish and invaluable experience from a major-market newsroom. We will place reporters in metro, business, features and sports; please note your preference."

Star Tribune Copy Editing Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers a 10-week summer copy editing internship. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can edit breaking news, enterprise stories and projects."

Star Tribune Sports Reporting Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers 10-week summer reporting internships. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news, as well as write enterprise stories. We expect our interns to come to us with skill and leave with polish and invaluable experience from a major-market newsroom. We will place reporters in metro, business, features and sports; please note your preference."

Star Tribune Digital Producer Internship
Location
: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $735 per week
Description: "Star Tribune offers a 10-week summer internship with our newsroom digital audience team. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can handle breaking news, as well as enterprise stories."

High Country News (Winter/Spring)
Location: Paonia, Colorado
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $220 per week plus free housing, $500 travel stipend
Description: "High Country News is looking for informed and enthusiastic editorial interns and fellows to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 11 Western states."

Chicago Tribune Internships
Location
: Chicago
Pay: Unspecified amount
Deadline: Nov. 1 for the summer metro reporting internship; rolling for all others
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."

High Country News Fellowship
Location
: Paonia, Colorado
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: $375 per week plus free housing, $500 travel stipend
Description: "High Country News is looking for informed and enthusiastic editorial interns and fellows to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 12 Western states."

The Boston Globe Newsroom Summer Internship
Location
: Boston
Deadline: Nov. 1
Pay: Unspecified weekly wage
Description: "The largest group of interns reports on local and regional news across New England as general assignment reporters — working on both breaking news for our Express Desk and longer daily and non-daily stories for our Super Department. Other intern reporters cover sports, living/arts or business news. We also have intern positions in the Photography and Editorial Design departments, and on the News copy desk."

Tampa Bay Times Internships
Location
: Tampa Bay, Florida
Deadline: Nov. 1 for newsroom positions; Feb. 15 for all other departments
Pay: $450 to $625 per week
Description: "The Times offers internships in all of its departments. The internships range from 12-week summer experiences to six-month and yearlong jobs. Our interns gain hands-on experience, working alongside staffers who offer guidance and respect them as equals. Interns are paid a weekly salary and also are eligible for scholarships from the Tampa Bay Times Fund."