|ESPN and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will expand their relationship by offering an internship at ESPN that will begin in the summer of 2016.
The internship will be offered in memory of Stuart Scott for his contributions to sports journalism. The longtime ESPN anchor died January 4, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.
Interested students will apply for the internship, which will include pay and housing, via the NABJ Sports Task Force, which promotes diversity in America’s sports departments and provides programming toward developing the next wave of America’s sports journalists. Candidates will be submitted to ESPN from the NABJ Sports Task Force.
|ESPN Internship program details:
· June 6 – August 12, 2016 located in Bristol, CT
· This is a paid internship – 10 weeks, 40 hours per week
· The student will also receive $3500 scholarship on behalf of ESPN and The Sports Task Force.
· Interns will pay $1,000 for a fully furnished apartment/dorm that covers 10 weeks.
· Programming events hosted throughout the summer including Intern Symposium (which kicks off with Q&A with John Skipper), Speaker Events with ESPN leaders & networking with Recruiters for full-time positions
· The scholarship winner may be placed in a Production or Editorial internship.
ESPN’s Production Department consists of three units: Studio Production, Event Production and International Production. The internship position will be involved in several phases of either department, including technical responsibilities such as operating a teleprompter during live programming and content responsibilities such as editing material for air, producing highlight content for air and preparing element reels for use by Event Production Department producers. The internship position could also be involved in joining specific show or sport staffs.
The ESPN.com Editorial intern will be responsible for editing content, with the primary focus on stories slated for the ESPN.com Page 1 index. Candidates must show proficiency in editing for grammar and AP style and should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. In addition to working directly with copy desk editors and editors in other departments daily, the internship will also provide exposure to other divisions of ESPN through job shadowing, offering an excellent opportunity for aspiring journalists to assess the inner workings of the company with an eye on potential career paths.
· Must major in journalism with an interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism
· Must be an undergraduate or graduate student within 1 year of graduation. Target graduation dates are May 2016, Dec 2016 or May 2017.
· Must be a NABJ Member.
Click Here to apply for the 2016 Stuart Scott Internship