|2012 Summer Internship Applications Now Online
PRINCETON, N.J. (Sept. 7, 2011)-College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply now for the Dow Jones News Fund’s 2012 summer internships in multimedia, news and sports copy editing and business reporting.
“Whilethese are tough times for the industry, the Dow Jones News Fund continues to attract the best students and the best news organizations to our programs. We expect to provide at least 80 paid internships for 2012,” said Rich Holden, DJNF executive director.
Applicants in all majors may apply via the Fund’s website, https://www.newsfund.org, by clicking on “Programs” then “College Internships.” Each student must register as an Intern Applicant in order to login and complete application forms. The deadline is Nov. 1. All programs require students to enter a resume and transcript. The single editing application requires a 4,000-character essay explaining why the applicant is the best candidate for the position and a one-hour editing exam. Tests will be sent in bulk to 350 on-campus test monitors. A list of monitors is posted on the website.
Business reporting applicants must upload three to five clips, write 4,000 characters on why they want to cover business news and take a reporting test by Dec. 1. They must list the professor who has volunteered to administer the exam on their application form.
International students and U.S. residents studying abroad are eligible to apply; professional journalists and recent graduates are not.
The students will be trained at Dow Jones and Company headquarters and several college campuses–the University of Missouri, Western Kentucky University, Temple University, Penn State University, the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the University of Texas, Austin–before reporting to work. The Fund covers travel costs to and from training then to the internships. Students are paid a minimum of $350 per week for at least 10 weeks of real newsroom work. Those who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.
News organizations participating in the program will be announced during the selection of interns in December. Past participants have included The New York Times, Accuweather.com, The Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch.com, the Denver Post, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the San Francisco Chronicle, Dow Jones Newswires, the Austin American-Statesman, CaliforniaWatch.org, the Cape Cod Times and frontdoor.com, among others.
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