Internships are the best way to bridge the gap between going to school and landing a great job. According to Internships.com, students and recent graduates have a 7 in 10 chance of being hired by the company they interned with. This is also a great opportunity to test-drive a career before committing, whether it be in editorial, multimedia, design, or photography. Here are some in the Boston area worth exploring:
- The Boston Globe
- Boston Magazine
- Boston Review
- The Boston Phoenix
- The Christian Science Monitor
- National Public Radio
Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF)
DJNF provides paid summer internships in digital media, business reporting, news and sports editing for juniors, seniors and graduate students.
- In the Digital Program, The Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix trained digital interns working for an assortment of media companies. The 2014 class produced a multimedia project on street art.
- Students selected to work at newspapers, websites and other media in the News Editing Program, 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. The Society of Business Editors and Writers featured posts by business reporters about aspects of their training. Click a piece on Whitney Boyd Richardson by Morgan Searles and one on broadcast business news by Victor Ocasio.
Google Journalism Fellowship
The Google Journalism Fellowship program offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations in a bid to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts and friends. The Fellowship welcomes students from all disciplines and not just those from journalism programs – what counts is a passion for storytelling.
There will be a focus on data driven journalism, building news apps, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism. The 10-week long Fellowship will open with time spent at Google followed by nine weeks at one of the participating organizations.
Two of the participating organizations are based in the Boston area:
USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent Program
USA TODAY’s Collegiate Correspondent Program is one of the nation’s premier journalism opportunities for college students. Content produced by all correspondents will appear across all USA TODAY and Gannett platforms, including mobile and tablet.
USA TODAY College is seeking correspondents for three different programs:
Hearst Journalism Fellowship
The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on multimedia journalism. It consists of two 12-month rotations at Hearst’s top metro papers. The program has produced dozens of successful journalists now working at Hearst newspapers and other top places around the country. Throughout the program, Fellows will receive formal training, mentoring and work experience alongside award-winning journalists. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees of Hearst Newspapers with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses.