PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund invites college students to apply for paid summer 2022 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. The application deadline is Nov. 11.
The News Fund will select college journalists for internships with more than 50 news organizations across the country. Those selected will also 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.
To be considered, students must apply by Nov. 11, and take a timed, online qualifying test by Nov. 16. There are four training tracks; students may apply for one or more.
- Data Journalism: Those who love logic and numbers with an appetite for investigative journalism are encouraged to apply for this program. The training covers how to make government records requests, analyze and clean data and use computer-assisted reporting to tell compelling stories. Interns are placed at well-respected newspapers, digital publications and nonprofit news sites.
- Digital Media: Interns will build their professional portfolios at newspapers, news websites or TV or radio stations. Pre-internship training equips interns to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving media ecosystem, including tips and tools for working with video, audio, data visualization, web analytics, social media and more.
- Business Reporting: Strong reporters and writers with an eagerness to dive into an exciting beat should apply for the business reporting program. Interns spend a week drilling down on finance, investing, labor issues and mergers and acquisitions before beginning work for daily newspapers, niche publications, newswires and American City Business Journals’ newsweeklies.
- Multiplatform Editing: Students who are passionate about accuracy, fact-checking, grammar and spelling should apply for the multiplatform editing program. During training, interns hone their visual design, headline writing and line editing skills; help publish high-quality print and digital products on deadline; and strengthen their news judgment before working for newspapers, digital publications and nonprofit news sites.
DJNF will host two information sessions about the application and selection process, as well as two test prep sessions. Students or faculty can sign up here to attend or click here to watch a recording. College faculty can use the same form to request a virtual visit from a DJNF representative to speak to students.
The News Fund has not determined if the 2022 training programs and internships will be remote, in-person or a mix. We will consult with our media partners and training directors and follow the guidance of state and local authorities. If the pre-internship trainings are in-person, the News Fund will pay for interns’ travel, housing and meals. Interns are responsible for their housing and transportation costs during their internships. Students who return to school or have federal loans will receive $1,500 college scholarships.
College sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled full-time on Nov. 5 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. Students can prepare for the test by taking practice tests found here.
(This announcement was updated to reflect the extended application deadline.)
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