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; application will be available this fall.
Enrollment is open for news organizations to request 2017 summer interns. Use this link
, no need for a password: Intern Request Form
. 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.
The News Fund provides data journalism training for free to media outlets who want to boost the skills of their interns ahead of their summer assignments.
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.
Rhythm of Jazz
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
Applicants 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 EditTeach.org
, 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: