Dow Jones News Fund College Internship

The Dow Jones News Fund seeks college juniors, seniors and graduate students to produce digital content for newsrooms next summer. Interns will build their portfolio with a paid 10-week digital media placement at a TV or radio station, newspaper website or digital publication. The deadline is on 9 November 2020.

The mission of the Dow Jones News Fund is to promote careers in journalism in the digital age. Their vision is robust news media staffed by well-trained, innovative journalists who reflect America’s diversity and are dedicated to a free, strong and fair press.

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. Students selected for the college internship programs receive immersive, specialized, all-expenses paid training at universities before their internships, weekly salaries of at least $450 for a minimum of 10 weeks, $1,500 scholarships for students and graduates with federal loans. Digital media interns also receive a one-year membership to the Online News Association, a subscription to the digital AP Stylebook and a lifetime membership to the DJNF alumni network.

The deadline is on 9 November 2020.


Main criteria

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply for a digital media internship as long as they are enrolled full-time by the application deadline. U.S. students studying abroad and international students already in the U.S. with work visas are also eligible. Candidates should provide their CV, unofficial transcript, and a personal 500-word essay on the following topic: “Objectivity, diversity, technology, equity, history. How do these terms relate to your role as a 21st century journalist?”

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