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College Internships

DJNF provides paid summer internships in digital media, business reporting, news and sports editing for juniors, seniors and graduate students. The deadline for summer 2014 internships has passed. The deadline for summer 2015 internships will be Nov. 1, 2014. Application forms will be updated and available in September; applications submitted earlier will not be reviewed.

2013 Editing Interns Describe Their Jobs by 2014 digital intern Courtney Marabella.

For News Media Requesting Interns
Enrollment is open now for news organizations to request interns for 2014. Use this link - Intern Request Form.  
Returning users can login. New users must select "Create a new login?" to register for a password in order to complete the form. Choose Hiring News Professional as the User Role. Contact Richard Holden at or (609) 452-2820. 
Media grants of $1,200 for news and sports editing interns and $1,000 for digital and business reporting interns help offset pre-internship training costs and some intern travel.  
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, through a 2013 partnership, students who worked as editors for were trained at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. The Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix trained digital interns working for other media.

In the News Editing Program
, those selected to work at newspapers, websites and other media attended the Centers for Editing Excellence at Temple University, the University of Missouri, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Texas.
Sports Editing Program interns work on sports desks and are trained at the University of Nebraska.
Business Reporting Program interns work for various media and attend a one-week seminar at New York University before reporting to their jobs.

Study for DJNF's Editing and Business Reporting Exams
Old tests and answer keysApplicants take a one-hour copy editing or business reporting exam which was mailed to professors on their campuses who act as monitors. Students can study past versions of the editing exam at, a website for copy editing professors, students and professional copy editors. Click Review the Monitors List here or at the left.  Click this link for the 2012 Business Reporting Exam and Key.

DJNF Internship Essentials
is a blog about DJNF internships and alumni. Click the photo to read about Alexandra Petri's world travels. She was an intern in 2008 at the New Bedford (Mass.) Standard-Times.

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