USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program: New Student Publishing Opportunity
USA Today College recently put out a nationwide call for its new Collegiate Correspondent Program. The semester-long virtual internship-freelancing gig provides participants with an opportunity to publish their work on the fast-growing student arm of the famed newspaper’s online operation.
The program also promises mentorship from USA Today editors and a small stipend, not to mention the obvious résumé boost of being affiliated with a national news leader. As the related FAQ page explains, “The Collegiate Correspondent Program will achieve two objectives: 1. It will provide USA TODAY College readers with hard news content, written by their peers. 2. It will give a select group of students a chance to improve as writers. Correspondents will be writing articles weekly, on developing topics and on a deadline.”
The deadline to apply is looming. Full applications are due by July 30th.