10 Journalism Internships, Scholarships, Conferences & Awards

Journalism Internships, Scholarships, Conferences & Awards

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Reporting Internship, Inside Higher Ed, Washington D.C.

“Inside Higher Ed, a national daily online publication based in Washington, D.C., is seeking a (paid) reporting intern for the summer. Inside Higher Ed’s interns work shoulder-to-shoulder with its team of reporters, reporting and writing news and feature stories for our 1.2 million monthly readers. They do little to no grunt work. Internsneed to show intellectual curiosity, an ability to juggle multiple assignments, and an inclination to dig deeply. They should have at least two years of college journalism experience, and some previous professional experience is desirable.”

Editorial Internship, Visually, San Francisco


“Visually is looking for an Editorial Intern to work on our award-winning blog (blog.visual.ly) and help any other editorial needs, from copy editing to research for particular projects, as needed. In this role, you will work with our Editorial Director and Chief Content Officer and be an integral member of the creative team at Visual.ly. This is a hands-on writing + editing + content production position. We brew or bring in our own coffee!”

Entertainment Internship, iVillage.com, NYC

“Do you scour celebrity websites and keep tabs on all the stars?  iVillage.com is looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic intern to join its Entertainment team. You will help with article research, write blog posts and slideshow captions, contribute ideas, build content and help find and size celebrity photos. Minimal transcribing and administrative tasks may be assigned.”

Internship, Digital First Media, NYC

“Digital First Media is seeking summer and fall interns to work at its Thunderdome office in New York City’s Financial District. Thunderdome is a nationally focused digital newsroom of approximately 40 talented individuals who work with and for DFM’s network of more than 100 local newspapers, including notable brands such as The Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News, El Paso Times, and New Haven Register.”

Sports Reporting Internship, On Campus Sports Network

“On Campus Sports provides students with the opportunity to cover college sports for a national media company. Our relationship with multiple online sports publishers means exposure to potentially tens of millions of college sports enthusiasts as well as possible job opportunities for you in the future. In that regard, On Campus Sports could serve as your pipeline to a career in professional media.  We have openings for you to write, photograph or broadcast. We also offer a number of leadership positions for students with excellent editorial and managerial skills.”

Reporting Internship, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Calif.


“The Sentinel offers college and university students in all major fields substantive internships covering a variety of news stories. You may be writing a feature about a 90-year-old bracero one day and covering a stabbing another. You won’t be writing obituaries. You will write a few briefs. You won’t be filing. You will get the chance to do stories of your choice. Summer internships are 8-10 weeks. Internships during the year also are available.”

Reporting / Writing Internship, The Aviation Report

“The aviation report is looking for a dynamic intern to work on its e-magazine about the aviation industry.  Responsibilities [include] writing articles for the website, interviews with industry professionals and news briefs.”


Journalism, Leadership & Management Conference, June, Iowa State University


“Some of the best in professional and college newspapers will be at Iowa State University June 20-23, 2013, to teach your leadership teams how to lead and manage newsrooms in today’s changing climate at JLMC ’13, the inaugural Journalism Leadership and Management Conference.  Steve Buttry, Ron Johnson, Bill Elsen, Frank LoMonte and Rick Green will team up with the Iowa State Daily’s Charlie Weaver, Laura Widmer and Mark Witherspoon to train your newspapers’ team of editors to manage and lead their newsrooms in this first-ever educational conference.  Instruction will include lecture and discussion, but most of the educational efforts will be learning by doing and one-on-ones with these nationally known journalists. To ensure this personal time, registration will be capped at 75.”


CMA Pinnacle College Broadcast & Web Tech Awards


“The CMA Pinnacle College Broadcast & Web Tech Awards will be presented at the 92nd Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans.  The contest is open to student work produced during the 2012-13 academic year for any college radio or television station, including Internet or closed circuit outlets, and any college media Web site.  The deadline to submit entries is June 1, 2013.”


Student Scholarship, SPJ, St. Louis area

“Applications are being accepted now for the Society of Professional Journalists’ student scholarship, available to any current or prospective college student in the St. Louis metropolitan area who is intent on pursuing ethical, responsible journalism.

The scholarship, administered and awarded by the St. Louis Pro Chapter, is worth $500 and will go to a student who: * Is a permanent resident of the St. Louis metropolitan area and can demonstrate proof of permanent residency; * Is a full-time undergraduate seeking a degree at an accredited college or university and studying journalism, mass media or mass communications. High school seniors who have been accepted to a college or university and can supply proof of acceptance also are eligible; * Can demonstrate their intent to work in a media-related field upon graduation.; * Possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

“High school and/or college media organization experience is considered a plus. Three writing samples, though not necessarily published, are required, as well as two letters of recommendation. Community or extracurricular involvement, previous awards and honors, and financial need are not mandatory but will factor into the selection.  All applications and accompanying materials must be postmarked by April 5.  More details and copies of the application forms are available on the scholarship page at the St. Louis Pro Chapter’s website, or by contacting Tammy Merrett-Murry, chapter president, at tmerrettmurry@gmail.com or 618-650-3597.”

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