Apply now for Summer 2021 news internships through the APA Journalism Foundation

The Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation will again sponsor 10-week newsroom internships this summer for journalism students in Alabama.

Student eligibility: Open to junior or senior undergraduate students or to students enrolled in a graduate program.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Up to eight internships will be awarded each year
  • Newspapers will pay the matching portion of payroll taxes and will reimburse the intern for any business travel or other business expenses. For hours worked, interns must be paid at least minimum wage.
  • Host newspapers are expected to let the intern write stories, cover meetings and take photos, just as any newsroom staff member would. Also, the host newspaper must share at least one story (but more are encouraged) of statewide interest on the APA content sharing site.
  • Newspaper will apply along with the interns for approval.
  • One of the eight interns will be dedicated to developing content on topics of statewide interest for the APA content sharing site. This multi-media intern position will be supervised by the APA staff with assistance from journalism schools and/or retired journalism professionals.
  • Students will be required to submit a summary of their work experience to be distributed to the board and possibly published in the APA’s newsletter, AlaPressa.

To apply, click here: https://www.alabamapress.org/student-newsroom-internships/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off

 

 

Patch.com seeks three editorial interns in Tuscaloosa

Patch.com in Tuscaloosa has announced openings for three editorial interns in Tuscaloosa for the Spring 2021 semester. The positions include:

General assignment reporter: This intern will cover topics, ranging from local government to public events. The ideal candidate will be a student who has taken advanced news writing and/or related junior/senior level media classes and may be in need of internship experience and credit. The job is geared toward helping the student develop strong stories for publication and learn the day-in, day-out of news reporting, meeting deadlines and working with an experienced and award-winning editor. Other positives include photography/social media skills, a willingness to step outside of their comfort zone and a tenacity in getting the details of a story right in order to properly inform one’s community.

UA: This internship focuses on news from The University of Alabama. The ideal candidate will be a student who has taken advanced news writing and/or related junior/senior level media classes and may be in need of internship experience and credit. The intern will develop strong stories for publication and learn the day-in, day-out of news reporting.  Other positives include photography/social media skills, a willingness to step outside of their comfort zone and a tenacity in getting the details of a story right in order to properly inform one’s community. 

Sports reporter: Duties include coverage of college and high school sports in the spring. The candidate will need a working knowledge of traditional team sports, as well as individual sports such as golf, tennis, etc, and will need to have the scheduling availability in the evenings to be able to cover sports, as games generally take place later in the day. The intern will also have the opportunity to pursue feature stories on athletes, coaches and issues, with the internship geared toward developing the crucial skills needed to be an effective sports beat writer. Photography is a major plus for this position but not a requirement.

To apply:

Interested candidates for each of these three positions should send a resume, cover letter and any writing samples to Publisher Ryan Phillips at ryan.phillips@patch.com, and copy Mark Mayfield, JCM instructor and news media internship coordinator, at msmayfield1@ua.edu.

The Times-Journal in Fort Payne, Alabama, has opening for general assignment reporter

The Times-Journal, an award-winning newspaper in Fort Payne, Alabama has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter/designer.

“We’re looking for someone who wants to do a little bit of everything — writing, editing, design, photography,” Times-Journal Publisher Steven Stiefel said. “We publish a daily newspaper and a monthly magazine, so one day you may cover a fatal car crash and the next day you’ll help organize a fashion shoot. If you’re a recent grad, this is the perfect place to gain better understanding of what community journalism is and how we serve our readers.”

Experience with InDesign is preferred but not required. Send your resume and clips (and cover letter explaining why you’re the best for the job) to Publisher Steven Stiefel at steven.stiefel@times-journal.com. The newspaper offers a full benefits package and 401K plan.

Fort Payne is located in northeast Alabama, in the foothills of the Appalachians, with plenty of outdoor activities available — hiking, biking, kayaking. It is also within driving distance of Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Summer and fall 2021 internships available in Tuscaloosa

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer and fall 2021 internships in Tuscaloosa should click the links below for more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Television internships are available in news, sports, digital, weather, and production at WVUA 23. The deadline for applications is April 5. To apply, click here.

Sports internships providing content for The Tuscaloosa News and its affiliated publications (The Gadsden Times, The Montgomery Advertiser) and for USA Today online. These internships offer the opportunity for significant experience, networking and portfolio development. For more information, click here.

News reporting internships are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Radio internships with Alabama Public Radio are offered in both news and production areas. For complete information, click here.

Alabama Alumni Magazine has an opening for an editorial internship, beginning in May 2021. For more information, click here: https://jnews.ua.edu/wp-admin/post.php?post=4810&action=edit

 

Summer and Fall Internships are now available in the Tuscaloosa area for JCM majors and minors

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer or fall internships in the Tuscaloosa area should click on one of the links below to get more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Internship in various news, sports, photography, video, editing and web content areas are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Internships in all areas are available at WVUA television. For information on contacts to apply, click here.

Alabama Public Radio offers internships in both news and production areas. For complete information click here.

 

 

WBHM Birmingham radio announces internships

Internship application is now open at WBHM 90.3 FM in Birmingham, Ala.

Interns are students currently enrolled in high school or college, or recent graduates who have been out of school for less than a year. Interns will work for school credit. A faculty advisor will be involved, and WBHM staff will report to the advisor on a regular basis.

All interns can expect ongoing feedback and coaching presented in a respectful manner. Interns and adult learners will be evaluated at the end of the semester. At this time, the option of an additional semester will be reviewed by WBHM if the intern/adult learner wishes to continue. After the additional semester, and at WBHM’s sole discretion, interns/adult learners may continue to intern with WBHM and the possibility of payment for hours worked may be considered.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interns and adult learners must work at least 15 hours/week on a set schedule.
  • Interns must commit to a semester-long internship. WBHM follows UAB’s academic calendar.
  • WBHM has a business casual dress code. Interns and adult learners are expected to look neat and professional.

TO APPLY

  • For news department internships, fill out the WBHM News Internship Application and e-mail to gigi@wbhm.org along with a resume and cover letter.
  • Applications for the fall are due on August 9.
  • For all other internships, email the point person for that department (see below).

 

DEPARTMENTS:

News: 
News interns will work with WBHM’s news director and reporters to help produce local news content for radio and WBHM.org. Interns will learn how to do interviews, how to use audio recording equipment and editing programs, and how to produce their own original spots and sound-rich features for broadcast and digital platforms. Strong digital skills are a plus. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and the WBHM News Internship Application to News Director Gigi Douban at gigi@wbhm.org.

Programming/Production:
Programming/Production interns will work primarily with WBHM’s Program Director producing promos and/or short features to air on WBHM. Using digital editing, they will ultimately be responsible for conceiving, writing, editing and mixing their work, the goal being to air on WBHM. They may also record audio in the field as well. Additional work could include working with the automations system and audio consoles. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Michael Krall at michael@wbhm.org.

 

National Journalism Center offers summer D.C. internships

Our internships provide paid opportunities in some of the top newsrooms in the country. To find out more information, please visit njc.yaf.org or review the job description below.

 

Job Description: Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America’s Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative journalists with the premier opportunity to learn the principles and practice of responsible reporting. The National Journalism Center combines 12 weeks of on-the-job training at a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet and once-weekly training seminars led by prominent journalists, policy experts, and NJC faculty.

The program matches interns with print, broadcast, or online media outlets based on their interests and experience. Interns spend an average of 35-40 hours per week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, C-SPAN, Fox News, and more. Students will attend the NJC seminar one day a week, sharpening their writing and reporting skills and gaining a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three in Washington, D.C. and nationwide.

Opportunities: Internships are offered during the summer semester full-time, five days a week.

Spring 2019:  May 28 – August 16

Deadline to apply: March 8, 2019

Compensation: $1,200/month

How to Apply:

Step 1: Fill out our online application: https://njc.yaf.org/apply/

Step 2: Upon completing the online application, you will be redirected to a document upload page: https://njc.yaf.org/documents/.

Please upload:

* Cover letter

* A current resume

* 2-3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred)

* Transcript (official or unofficial)

With any questions, please contact Kelleigh Huber at khuber@yaf.org or 800-USA-1776.

Northport Gazette Seeks Interns

Spring or Summer 2019 Student Intern– Northport Gazette Reporter
The Northport Gazette, located in downtown Northport, AL is seeking one to two dependable journalism interns to fulfill a semester internship as a news and feature writer for its weekly publication.

The intern will be expected to write, cover and file multiple stories each week on a tight deadline. The candidate should have a general knowledge of photography and will be expected to capture accompanying photos for each story. This person must carry themselves in a professional manner when in the office and the field. Excellent communication skills and a huge appetite for news and current affairs is a must.

Accurate, concise and clear writing is necessary for this role. The intern will have access to local events, government, lifestyle and crime coverage. The intern will be expected to file four to eight stories per week and must be available the first and third Monday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to cover the Northport City Council pre-meetings and regular called meetings. The intern will be expected to submit the news story by 7 a.m. the following day.

Interns will pitch unique story ideas and cover assigned assignments. The intern should possess strong social media skills and be able to make regular posts to our Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Should the candidate fulfill their responsibilities as instructed, the internship will satisfy the hours needed for the internship requirement through the intern’s respective college.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, Feb. 15 before Midnight and should attach an updated resume and up to five writing samples to
northportgazette@northportgazette.com

This is a fantastic chance for journalism students seeking further writing experience, network opportunities and to see their work published in an Alabama Press Association newspaper.

Any questions about this position should be forwarded to the Gazette’s general manager, Paula Bryant at (205) 759-3091.