Deadline: November 16, 2023
Applications are open for the Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internships 2023. The Dow Jones News Fund invites college students to apply for paid summer internships in audience engagement, business reporting, data journalism, digital media and multiplatform editing.
There are five training programs that align with work interns will be doing over the summer. Students may indicate their interest for one or more programs:
- Audience Engagement: Audience engagement internships vary by newsroom, but the mission always remain the same—help the news find its audience. From writing SEO-friendly headlines and producing engaging content for video and social to crafting newsletters and seizing on trending topics on social media, job expectations vary. Previous internship placements include: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Kansas City Star, The Marshall Project and Detroit Free Press.
- Business Reporting: They place reporters in more than 30 newsrooms covering a wide variety of topics from Wall Street to Main Street, including the stock market, new businesses and entrepreneurs, labor unions, minority-owned businesses, real estate, climate change, agriculture and automotive industries. Previous internship placements include: The Wall Street Journal, American City Business Journals, Barron’s, Insider, Fortune, American Banker, Detroit News and Automotive News.
- Data Journalism: There are three different types of data internships they usually place interns in: 1) heavy emphasis on filing records requests and analyzing data using spreadsheets; 2) reporting and writing using government data or assisting investigative reporting projects; and 3) using coding and technical tools to build apps and interactive visuals for news stories. Previous internship placements include: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kansas City Public Television, The Marshall Project, Investigative Reporting Network, IndyStar and USA Today.
- Digital Media: Working as a digital media intern means many different things, depending on the newsroom. You could be working in print, social, video, audio or all of it. Interns receive across-the-board training so they can expand their skill sets using the latest technology and storytelling techniques. Previous internship placements include: Austin American-Statesman, Arizona Republic, Hawaii News Now, Nashville Public Radio, Colorado Sun and CalMatters.
- Multiplatform Editing: Editors are the final check on a story before it is published. Multiplatform editing interns assess copy for accuracy, completeness, tone and style while also writing SEO-friendly headlines and designing pages on deadline. Previous internship placements include: The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Stars & Stripes and San Francisco Chronicle.
- Those selected will benefit from week-long, pre-internship training, $1,500 scholarships, memberships to journalism groups and access to the DJNF alumni network for jobs and mentoring.
- College sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled full-time on Nov. 16 are eligible to apply, including December graduates.
- U.S. students studying abroad and international students already in the U.S. with work visas are also eligible.
After applying, students will receive an email from HireVue with the link to the timed, online test to be completed within 72 hours.
for more information, visit Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internships.