What types of journalism internships
- Print Journalism (reporting, business reporting, copy
editing, graphic design)
- Broadcast Journalism (radio and television)
- Multimedia Journalism
Where are the internships usually
Interns have worked at places such as Bloomberg News, the Associated Press, The
Seattle Times, The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., CBS, National Public
Radio and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
What are the requirements? (Please
have this information before you begin the online application)
- Must be a current student member of NABJ. Current
college undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Recent graduates
within the past two years are eligible.
- A one-page resume (Microsoft Word or PDF)
- A cover letter focusing on your journalism, collegiate,
freelance, and previous internship experience. Please include your
journalism career goals and reasons why you want to become a journalist.
(Microsoft Word of PDF)
- Official college transcript (Scanned)
- Three references from professional journalists,
professors, advisors who are familiar with your journalistic work.
- Five samples of your best work. Required information
and accepted formats include:
Print stories: Please submit clips as Microsoft Word docs, scanned jpgs or
PDFs via the application form.
TV packages: Please upload video to YouTube or Google Video and provide
links to your work via the application form.
Radio packages: Upload to mypodcast.com and submit links via the application
Photos: Please upload JPEG photo selects to Flickr.com and create a
"SET” titled "NABJ Internships” and provide a link to the SET via the
application form. Or submit link to your online portfolio via the application
Slideshows: Submit links to your work via the application form.
Web Sites: Submit links to your work via the application form.
Flash animation: Submit links to your work via the application form.
Is experience required?
To obtain NABJ internships, students must have prior experience at collegiate
or professional media that allowed them to write basic news stories for a
publication or basic copy editing, graphic design or photojournalism in print,
broadcast or online media.
How can I maximize my chances of
To have the best chance of being selected, proofread your application carefully
and make sure that it thoroughly describes your journalism skills and
Do the internships pay?
NABJ internships typically pay a weekly salary of $400 - $600 (depending on
experience, location, etc.). NABJ will also offer a select number of unpaid
Will I need a car?
Some companies require that students have cars to cover stories throughout the
city. But a lack of transportation usually does not prevent an internship
Does NABJ provide relocation
No. Students are responsible for transportation to the internship city and for
their living expenses.
I've been offered several internship
opportunities. Which one should I choose?
While students are encouraged to apply to several internships, once they accept
an internship, their written or verbal acceptance is considered binding.
Therefore, before accepting any internship offer, you should carefully assess
the offer using the guidance of professionals and educators.
Application deadlines may vary.
Please check each individual internship listing.