2019 Digital media interns at Arizona State University. Photo: Shuran Huang

PRINCETON, N.J. — Media organizations are invited to hire Dow Jones News Fund interns in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing for summer 2021.

DJNF interns receive specialized training in residential programs at leading journalism schools before reporting to work for 10 to 12 weeks.

Media partners select interns from the programs that best meet their needs.

  • Data journalists: Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri will train data journalism interns to unearth and analyze data to tell important stories.
  • Digital media producers: Interns are trained using the latest tools and tech at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The training boosts a wide variety of skills: video and audio editing, photography, social media engagement, web analytics and data visualizations.
  • Business reporters: Interns spend a week learning from seasoned journalists on covering finance, investing, labor issues and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Multiplatform editors: Students with a passion for accuracy, fact-checking, grammar and spelling 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 skills.

In keeping with the News Fund’s commitment to diversity, the 2020 internship class was 47% students of color. The News Fund recruits from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and industry events to find a broad pool of interns who reflect America’s diversity.

“For 60 years the Dow Jones News Fund has been a leader in placing talented, diverse students in summer internships across the country,” said Heather Taylor, DJNF manager of digital media and programs. “Whether interns work remotely or on-site next summer, News Fund interns will bring drive, skill and talent to your newsroom.”

Despite the pandemic, our media partners benefited from having News Fund interns work remotely. The News Fund partnered with print, digital and nonprofit organizations including: Advertising Specialty Institute, Arizent, Barron’s, CalMatters, Stars and Stripes, El Paso Matters, Kansas City Public Television, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and several Gannett/Gatehouse Media hubs. Ten business reporting interns covered minority-owned businesses for American City Business Journals.

For summer 2021, media organizations pay the News Fund $1,000 to underwrite training and agree to pay interns at least $450 per week. They are asked to request interns online by December 1.

For more details, email heather.taylor@dowjones.com or call (609) 468-0347.

The News Fund values the support of its media partners in promoting diversity and advancing journalism careers in the digital age.