Build your portfolio next summer with a digital media internship at a news organization, digital publication or TV/radio station.
The Dow Jones News Fund seeks college juniors, seniors and graduate students with a sharp eye and creative edge to produce digital content for newsrooms. The News Fund arranges paid, summer internships with media organizations across the country, provides week-long, pre-internship training and awards $1,500 scholarships.
Before the jobs start, interns learn the very latest multimedia techniques during a crash course at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. From analyzing web traffic to social media management and designing responsive websites to creating audio and video content, interns practice how to stay ahead in our rapidly evolving media ecosystem before going to internships around the country.
Interns are paid a minimum of $450/week for 10-12 weeks.
We are looking for students who are skilled in at least two or three digital skills and have previous internship or student media experience. Among the skills we are looking for are video production, photography, podcasting, data visualization, graphic design, SEO and headline writing, website design, audience engagement, and social media. Each newsroom has unique needs and the News Fund takes great care to match the interns’ skills and interest to the right internship.
Students apply online here. Each applicant must submit an unofficial transcript and personal essay. Within a day or two, the News Fund will send applicants a link to a timed, online test that must be taken within 3 days. The test itself takes about an hour.