Summer & Fall Journalism Internships 2019

Updated list of organizations looking for interns as of 5.27.19

-Green Bay Press Gazette news intern

“USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin has an excellent opportunity for experienced college or recently graduated reporters to join our staff through a 12-week, full-time, paid summer reporting internship in our Green Bay newsroom. You’ll become part of our team of award-winning team of journalists, grow as a reporter and writer, and write a lot of stories. We will put you to work.You’ll learn about what to write, how to write it well and how to get an audience to read it. The purpose of our internship experience is to provide opportunities for college students to develop, grow and become the next generation of talent for the nationwide USA TODAY NETWORK.”

Apply here

-In These Times is accepting summer internship applications through March 24, but the priority application deadline was March 1. The priority deadline for the fall internship positions is August 1. 

To apply and read more about the internships offered, click here.

Do312 Social Media Internship

“The social media intern will be working directly with the Social Media and Marketing Assistant in maintaining Do312’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. They will also assist in the development of new promotional ideas using social media platforms. Along with social media duties, the intern will also assist with the general site content and updates. This is an unpaid internship, but we can provide college credit.”

For application instructions, visit this page. 

-Chicago Magazine Editorial Internships

Chicago magazine’s editorial department seeks motivated, enthusiastic journalism students and recent graduates to help with fact checking and story research. Interns are also encouraged to pitch ideas and write for various sections of the magazine. Our paid positions are four to five days a week, so please state your availability in your application.

Interested candidates can e-mail and should include their resume, writing samples and a cover letter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

-Modern Luxury Editorial Design Internship

“Modern Luxury is seeking talented designers to join our Chicago-based team for the Editorial Design Summer Internship Program. This is a hands-on and intensive internship suitable only for someone who has a strong interest in magazine editorial design. Candidates must be skilled in Adobe InDesign with an understanding of design, typography and photography. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: backing up full-time designers with assigned publications, preparing art for print, organizing content on shared servers and completing a final project collaborating with other department interns. Looking for students with a positive attitude who are ready to learn!”

*Email application materials to Design Director, Chelsea Vaccaro, at Please do not apply if you are not currently a student. DO NOT APPLY THROUGH HANDSHAKE.* Applications due by 5/31 at 10 a.m.

-NBC Sports Chicago Fall 2019: 

list of desired characteristics:

  • Previous internship and/or work experience in an office environment
  • Proactive, independent worker with the demonstrated capacity to lead, work well with others
  • Professional demeanor, positive attitude and eager to learn
  • Strong interest in understanding the Sports Media landscape
  • Proven ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at a time

Apply here

-ABC 7 news Fall internships:

  • -news planning intern
  • -digital news intern
  • -investigative intern
  • -sports news intern

Link to view job descriptions and apply here

-Windy City Live

“Windy City Live is a Chicago based talk show that features celebrities, local stories and everything in-between. Our intern department helps facilitate day to day task relating to the show as well as assisting producers with their shows.”

Apply here

CBS Sports Intern Fall 2019: 

“Interns in the Sports Department will have the opportunity to log video, research stories, and accompany reporters and producers in the field on occasion.”

Link to full job description and application


ABC-7 Staff News Writer and Producer:

“The ideal candidate will have outstanding news judgment and be able to craft a thoughtful, visually compelling newscast that meets the high journalistic standards of ABC7 Chicago. Strong organizational and time-management skills are a must. Duties also include creating some graphics, desktop editing and producing content for our digital platforms. Must be willing to work a variety of shifts, including weekends.”

For details on requirements and application, click here. 

WLS TV (ABC): Community Video Journalist: 

“We want self-sufficient story tellers who can create memorable content for our digital, social media and broadcast platforms. You must be able to take a story from concept to completion every day. Successful candidates will join a corps of community journalists who will report hyper-local stories. We regard this as an entry-level position and we will mentor you to prepare for future career opportunities. You should be as comfortable in front of the camera as you are behind it and truly love the art of telling a good story.”

Apply here

Reporter at Wisconsin State Journal 

“This is both the opportunity you’ve been looking for and the hardest job you’ll ever love. As one of two Capitol reporters, you’ll be expected to produce high-impact enterprise and watchdog stories amid the daily demands of reporting from a supercharged partisan environment. Coverage areas include all three branches of state government, politics and elections in a vibrant and constantly evolving political culture that is often in the national spotlight.”

Apply here

-ABC Data Journalism Fellowship

“As a Data Journalism Fellow for ABC Owned Television Stations, you will be charged with finding great local stories within the vast amounts of data that exist about our cities to support both investigative work and day to day consumer stories. You will be part of a first of its kind local data journalism team, with the goal of infusing high-impact data journalism into ABC’s newsrooms and content. You will be expected to regularly pitch and produce data-driven stories with creativity and originality across platforms.”

Apply here

-For DePaul students: Handshake

If you’re a DePaul student, login to Handshake using your Campus Connect credentials to create a profile. More internship and job opportunities are often updated there as well. 







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Official website for DePaul University's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.

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