Yes! Magazine Solutions Journalism Reporting Internship 2019 (Stipend of $1,000/month)

Yes! Magazine Solutions Journalism Reporting Internship 2019 (Stipend of $1,000/month)

Deadline: January 18, 2019

Do you love researching, reporting, and writing? Do you care deeply about the state of our world and want to put your skills to work reporting on progressive solutions for social change? If you are seeking a career in journalism and are passionate about social justice, then apply for the Yes! Magazine Solutions Journalism Reporting Internship 2019.

This is an intensive, immersive six-month internship and requires a three-day per week commitment (24 hours total). Interns are expected to work in their Seattle office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

YES! is an award-winning, national, nonprofit media organization. Their editorial mission is to support social change by investigating and explaining solutions that address core problems at the intersections of social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. YES! established this internship to support emerging journalists from communities of color and to increase the diversity of voices and perspectives in solutions reporting and the journalism industry.

Benefits

  • YES! offers a $1,000/month stipend, as well as a local transit pass.

Eligibility

  • Most successful applicants have a B.A. in journalism or a related field;
  • Most successful applicants also have experience writing about or can show fluency in the topics Yes! Magazine covers, including climate justice, economic inequality, racial justice, democratic reform.
  • Other qualities include:
    • Strong research, reporting, and writing skills and attention to detail and accuracy
    • Previous experience in journalism a plus
    • Excellent self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently
    • Excellent communication skills for a team environment.

Application

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and contact information for two references to [email protected] with “reporting internship” in the subject field.

Your cover letter should include your name, address, the community of color you represent, and the following:

  • Tell them who you are, why you’re interested in joining YES!, and why diversity is important in solutions journalism. Up to 300 words.
  • Pitch two article ideas. One pitch should be for a short, reported piece off of current events and the other for a more substantial feature. Each pitch should be 50 to 100 words.
  • In a few sentences, tell them about your favorite media websites and magazines and who you think is doing great journalism—and why.

For more information, visit Yes! Internship.

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