PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2018 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. The application and test deadline is Nov. 1.
The Fund’s internship programs offer interns a week of advanced training at top universities in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies.
Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and the multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.
The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and transportation costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.
Snapshots from summer 2017:
- Cheyanne Mumphrey, a recent graduate of Northern Arizona University, spent 10 days at Arizona State University working with her fellow digital media interns to produce Ripple Effect Phoenix, before heading off to Hawaii News Now to cover stories like the Hokulea’s homecoming voyage.
- Hayley Harding, a senior at Ohio University, honed her data journalism skills at our residency program taught by experts from Investigative Reporters and Editors. Hayley reported to work at McClatchy DC, earning a byline in her first week.
- Allison Krug, a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, attended the editing program at Penn State and interned at the Virginian-Pilot. Read more about her experience.
- James Rodriguez, a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, was selected for the American City Business Journal business reporting program. James was one of 10 interns who spent a week at New York University learning to cover all aspects of business before returning home to work for the Austin Business Journal.
College juniors, seniors and graduates enrolled full-time on Nov. 1 are eligible to apply, including December graduates, and U.S. students studying abroad.
To apply, students should visit the programs page on the Fund website. Applicants are required to complete an online application and take a one-hour test for the program(s) they are applying to by Nov. 1.
Visit the Fund’s Directory of Test Monitors to find the campus contact for your school. Don’t see your school? Professors and college staff may sign up here to be test monitors and to receive program materials to distribute on campus.
College faculty who have volunteered to serve as test monitors should receive posters and tests by Sept. 25.