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College Internships

For College Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students
DJNF provides paid summer internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and interactive news editing for juniors, seniors and graduate students. The deadline for summer 2017 internships is Nov. 1; applications are available now.  

For News Media Requesting Interns
Enrollment is open for news organizations to request 2017 summer interns. Use this link, no need for a password: Intern Request Form. The News Fund provides data journalism training at no cost to media outlets that want to boost the skills of incoming interns. Media pay the Fund $1,200 per intern for digital media, business reporting and interactive news editing programs to help offset pre-internship training costs and some intern travel.  

Questions? Contact Linda Shockley at or (609) 520-5929. 

For College Professors
Professors, career services staff and media advisers can serve as test monitors for students applying for DJNF college internship programs. Visit the test monitor page to see if your school is covered, if not click here to volunteer. To help your students prepare for the tests, previous versions are available for review here. Those who signed up to be a test monitor should receive their materials by Oct. 6. Email the News Fund at if you need to have materials mailed to you. Please help promote the program on campus by downloading our 2017 program posterbrochure or digital display image (TVs, computer monitors, etc.).

Read endorsements from interns and their supervisors here.  

Program Descriptions
For Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students 

Each program provides free pre-internship seminars and weekly salaries for at least 10 weeks. Click this link to download an internship brochure. Students are assigned to media based on academic performance, DJNF scores and news outlet requests. Interns who return to college full-time receive $1,000 scholarships. 
In the Digital Program, The Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix trains digital interns to create digital products, produce multimedia components, manage social media, analyze web traffic and a wide array of other duties. The 2016 class produced a multimedia project on the Phoenix jazz scene. 

Experience The 
Rhythm of Jazz

For nearly 20 years, the Dow Jones News Fund has influenced the journalism careers of hundreds of journalists through its digital workshops. In an effort to enhance the program, Dow Jones surveyed DJNF Digital Workshop alumni to explore the most important skills the alumni learned and built upon during their training, where they landed after the internship, and more. Visit this website for infographics, video.

Students selected to work at newspapers, websites and other media  in the Interactive News Editing Program, attend the Centers for Editing Excellence at Temple University, the University of Missouri, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Texas.
In the Data Journalism Program, interns work on computer-assisted and data journalism projects after training with Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri. 
Business Reporting Program interns cover business news and attend a one-week residency at New York University before reporting to their jobs. Memberships are provided in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Click the link for a look at the 2015 residency. Students can also use this application form to apply for internships at American City Business Journals markets around the country. In 2016, ten students worked in Silicon Valley, Austin, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Tampa Bay, Columbus, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Baltimore after attending a separate training session at New York University.

Study for DJNF's Editing and Business Reporting Exams
Old tests and answer keysApplicants take a one-hour copy editing, digital exam or business reporting exam which was mailed to professors on their campuses who act as monitors. Click Review the Monitors List here or the link above to see who is giving exams. Students can study past versions of the digital and editing exam at, a website for copy editing professors, students and professional copy editors. For more recent versions of the tests, click here

Click on these links for past versions of the business reporting exam:

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