The Dow Jones News Fund invites news media to enroll in its 2016 summer internship programs to hire interns with superior digital journalism skills.

DJNF will offer internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and news editing to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Employers agree to pay interns no less than $400 per week and to provide $1,200 to the News Fund for training each intern requested. This funding is passed on to universities where students are trained for a week before reporting to their summer jobs. 

Students selected for the data journalism internship program will be trained by Mark Horvit and others at Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) at the University of Missouri. Because there will be a limited number of data journalism interns, news organizations are encouraged to file their requests as soon as possible. Complete the intern request form.

Digital interns will be trained at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Editing interns will train at Temple University, Philadelphia; the University of Texas, Austin; the University of Missouri, Columbia, and Pennsylvania State University. Business reporting and American City Business Journals interns attend sessions at New York University. 

College juniors, seniors and graduate students may apply until Nov. 3.  Media are asked to sign up by Dec. 1 in time for the Dec. 10 – 12 selection. Interns may continue to be assigned before training begins in the spring. News organizations can opt to send students they select to the Fund’s training programs.

Summer 2015 interns and their media supervisors praised the programs and their experiences. Though final reports are still coming in several of last summer’s 92 interns have been hired or offered extended internships.

Direct questions to Linda Shockley at linda.shockley@dowjones.com or call (609) 452-2820

 

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