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Summer 2021 U.S. Reporting Internship at The Wall Street Journal


Job ID: 59573
Job Views: 301
Location: New York, New York, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Intern
Salary:
Posted: 09.10.2020

Job Description

Summer 2021 U.S. Reporting Internship at The Wall Street Journal

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW:

The Wall Street Journal internship program is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to be fully immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning digital newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world.

The 10-week paid internship program offers hands-on work experience and one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like full-time staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects. Previous interns have reported front-page news, created interactive graphics, edited photo projects, wrote colorful features, covered breaking news, produced long-form narrative podcast episodes, curated and published our journalism across platforms, and much more.

We strive to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don’t need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.

 

Job Requirements

REPORTING INTERNS:

The Wall Street Journal’s reporting internships in the U.S. are designed for students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. The majority of our interns will be based in New York, with the possibility of assignments in Washington, D.C., San Francisco or Los Angeles.

You will work closely with other reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news. You will be expected to generate your own story ideas and follow those stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor.

You should be a self-starter who understands the needs of our growing audience on various platforms and is able to work independently under deadline pressure. Dedication to high journalism standards and excellent writing and reporting skills are required. A demonstrated interest in business reporting is a plus, though prior business/finance reporting experience is not required.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on journalistic experience. You should have completed at least one prior reporting internship with another professional media organization, or published exceptional work with a campus news outlet or as a freelancer.

If you have a beat or location preference, please indicate your top choices in your cover letter. Assignments may include:

In New York: markets/finance, corporate, breaking business news, sports, U.S. news, New York City news, arts and culture, young audiences, health, legal or media

In Washington, D.C.: politics, economics

In Los Angeles: entertainment and general U.S. news

In San Francisco: technology and general U.S. news


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