Covering homicides in Washington

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Capitol Justice, a homicide reporting website located in Washington, D.C., is offering semester-long internships for students interested in media and criminal justice.

This is part of the Washington Media Institute – which offers students the opportunity for a full-time internship for on-the-ground training at places such as Capitol Justice, in tandem with a series of seminars and courses designed specifically to mesh lessons learned outside the classroom with those within, using Washington as a classroom backdrop.

Capitol Justice trains students in criminal justice, social justice issues and journalism by pairing them with an editor to follow up on homicides and distill information from the warrants and notes they collect in the courthouse and at the police station. It is an opportunity for a student looking to apply the lessons and theories learned in the classroom in the nation’s capital and walk away with experience of the criminal justice system.

Interning on golf courses in Virginia?

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The Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA offers a 10-month internship focused around communication and media. Deadline to apply is Nov. 1. This full-time, paid internship could turn into a full-time paid position. The internship is for someone to work between January and November. Responsibilities will include:

  • Updating and maintaining
  • Writing weekly e-newsletters to PGA Members and Junior Golfers
  • Creating and establishing a social media outline for the organization across its four platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram)
  • Photographing and videoing events to create highlight videos and photo albums – This will include interviewing winners, host professionals, and sponsors.
  • Write and publish press releases for major tournaments
  • Work with local media to market the MAPGA Professional
  • Occasionally assist the operation team at tournaments with set-up, starting, scoring, and being a rules official during a tournament
  • Provide quality customer service for PGA members and junior golf members
  • Assist with standard operations in the office from mailings to inventory control
  • Assist with Drive, Chip, and Putt qualifiers


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate a video camera and audio equipment
  • Basic knowledge of the game of golf is preferred.
  • Interest in working in sports industry a plus
  • Ability to make highlight videos using Apple based products
  • Graphic design skills a plus
  • Intermediate computer skills – Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Energetic and outgoing – willing to communicate with anyone
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work outside during the summer

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $1100 a Month
  • Free housing and utilities – The MAPGA owns a fully furnished 4 bedroom apartment
  • All travel expenses paid
  • MAPGA staff apparel and uniforms

Apply by email to PGA Assistant Executive Direction Thomas Hutton ( with a cover letter, resume, press release or article to display your ability, and a highlight video or pictures to display your visual skill set.

Magazine program taking applications

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Applications are now being accepted for the Magazine Internship Program 2016, sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors. You can find details posted at Please note that students must submit all application materials on the website.

The Magazine Internship Program prefers students who have been recommended by an academic department, with no more than two students nominated to apply to the Magazine Internship Program from a single school. That means your application needs to includes a letter of recommendation with the application. Don’t be afraid to ask me or another faculty member for that.


Big Journalism opportunities 4: Scripps Howard

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The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors studying print, broadcast and multimedia journalism to report from Washington during the spring and summer terms. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments.

Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week spring term and six in the 10-week summer term.

2016 program and application deadline dates:

  • Spring 2016 (Jan. 7 to April 13). Stipend: $3,346 and free housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
  • Summer 2016 (June 6 to Aug. 12) Stipend $2,390 and free  housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

For more details and to download an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.

Big Journalism opportunities 3: IRTS in NYC

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The deadline for the 2016 IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is Nov. 1. Students eligible for this diversity initiative have the chance to participate in a media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!Students selected for this program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing,  communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 40 years.
For detailed eligibility information and to download an application learn more at:
Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.
Those selected for the Fellowship receive:
  • Round trip travel to and from NYC (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement).
  • Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
  • A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses.
  • A full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals.
  • Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers.
  • The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities.

The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals through its many educational programs and diversity initiatives.

Big Journalism opportunities 2: Pulliam

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The Pulliam journalism Fellowship is looking for 20 top journalists for summer internships in reporting, photojournalism, news design and graphics at the Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic.

These paid internships pay about $650 a week for 10 weeks depending on actual hours worked.

College juniors, seniors and grad students are eligible. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or student media experience are preferred, as is a commitment to a career in news journalism.

Application deadline is Nov. 1. View the instructions and download an application at

Big Journalism opportunities 1: Dow Jones

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College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2016 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and news editing. The application deadline is Nov. 3.
Interns will be trained at New York University, Arizona State University, the University of Missouri, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Texas, Austin, before reporting to work. Interns will earn at least $400 per week for 10 to 12 weeks. Fifty-six media companies hired 92 interns in 2015.
For the first time, the Fund will offer a data journalism program with training directed by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) at the University of Missouri. Students will learn how to search out, analyze and report with data.
The Fund’s  partnership with American City Business Journals will expand in 2016 to 10 interns. Students apply here for the business reporting and ACBJ programs.
Students interested in data journalism, digital media or news editing, apply here.
The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships. Applicants must take a one-hour business reporting or editing/digital exam in addition to submitting the application forms. Posters, brochures and tests have been mailed to professors on college campuses who have volunteered to serve as test monitors. (Note: The Fund is using a new application process for 2016, students do not need to create an account on the website.)
ACU students interested in the news editing program should contact Dr. Jessica Smith, who is included on the official list of exam monitors, here. Visit the website for more information about the residencies and internship programs.

WMI invites young journalists to U.S. capital

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The Washington Media Institute is one of several educational organizations offering courses and an internship to student journalists in the nation’s capital. You can find more information here about the upcoming spring semester, which WMI says is filling quickly. There’s also a shorter summer session in which you earn six semester hours.

Marketing office needs intern for copy editing/writing

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JMC alum Elizabeth Ables passed on this internship possibility for someone with writing/editing skills:

We’re accepting applications for a paid marketing intern (copy editing/writing focus) at Baylor Scott & White Health to start in January. This role might be ideal for a student who is graduating and looking for a full-time internship opportunity with the potential to turn into an entry-level job. Interested students should apply online at:

This health-care company is headquartered in Dallas and has facilities splashed across Texas.

Boston Globe seeks paid interns

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Applications opened last week for the Boston Globe summer intern program, which began more than 50 years ago as an opportunity for college students interested in journalism to gain practical experience on a major news organization.

The largest group of interns works in Metro as general assignment reporters. Other intern reporters are assigned to Sports, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Business. The Globe also has intern positions in the Photography and Editorial Design departments, and on the News copy desk. Internships are NOT limited to students with journalism majors.  An aptitude for newspaper work is the most important qualification for the internship. However, a previous internship is recommended. Applicants must have a driver’s license and should be comfortable driving.

Summer interns work as full-time employees for 12 weeks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Interns are paid a weekly wage, and shifts vary. There is a writing coach who works exclusively with the interns, weekly critique sessions for the reporting interns, and weekly meetings with editors and staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to journalism.

Application forms can be obtained from: Paula Bouknight, Assistant Managing Editor/Hiring, The Boston Globe, P.O. Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819 (617-929-3120), or downloaded from our website Sept. 1. Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 2.