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Spring/Summer Journalism Internships 2019

Updated list of organizations looking for interns as of 3.15.19

WGN-TV in Chicago is accepting applications for several summer internship positions.

Positions include:

  • Man of the People social media/production
  • Evening news
  • Web producer
  • Weather
  • Sports
  • Production
  • News writing
  • Morning news

Learn more and 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.

ESPN Digital Marketing Internship Summer 2019: New York

“The ideal candidate has a passion for the digital media landscape and understands the intricacies and unique attributes of every step in the marketing funnel. The successful candidate will bring a highly analytical, creative, and flexible growth mindset to the role, which will be critical to delivering breakthrough thinking for this channel.”

Apply here through the Disney careers site.

-NPR Training: Paid Graphic Design Intern

“The intern will serve as the primary designer for a range of visual materials, from concept to execution. Responsibilities include designing logos and building creative assets, creating marketing handouts and slide templates for internal programs and public events, and designing visuals for our social media platforms and Training site.”

Apply here.

-ABC7 (WLS-TV) Summer internship positions include:

-News Planning Internship

Windy City Live

-Digital News Internship

Investigative Internship

-Sports Internship

-Creative Services/Programming Internship

Apply 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 internships@chicagomag.com and should include their resume, writing samples and a cover letter. 

-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 cvaccaro@modernluxury.com. 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.

-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. 







Summer Internships at ABC 7 in Chicago

Summer internship applications are open for ABC 7 in Chicago!

Digital News Internship: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/…/digital-news-…/391/10603006

News Planning Internship: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/…/news-planning…/391/10603005

Windy City Live Production Internship: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/…/news-planning…/391/10603005

Sports Internship: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/…/sports-intern…/391/10612333

Investigative Internship: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/…/investigative…/391/10612338

For updated posts about internships in the Chicagoland area, be sure to follow us on Twitter @spjonadepaul

Internship Opportunities

Winter is a busy time for internship applications and resume submissions. As deadlines approach, here is a list of news organizations seeking interns within the next few months:

For updated posts about internships in the Chicago-land area, be sure to follow us on twitter @spjonadepaul



EIJ Day 3: The Decline of International News Reporting in the U.S.

By Abby Yimer

During the last day of EIJ, “The Decline of International News Reporting in the U.S.” began with Michael Gargiulo, an anchor at NBC 4 New York, speaking about his experience working as a reporter in Iraq and Kuwait. He spoke on the importance of making sure that we are focused on other parts of the globe, not just the United States.

“Cover the world. Cover it completely,” he said.

The session continued with a panel of four other journalists who spoke about their experiences working across the globe.

Erik Kirschbaum, the executive director of RIAS Berlin Commission, discussed his time working as a correspondent for the Reuters international news agency.

The panel moved on to focus on the main topic: Why is that Americans are so uninterested in foreign news?

Ralph Begleiter, who traveled while working for CNN, mentioned how this problem wasn’t something new. He has seen this trend his entire career. Begleiter described his work on CNN’s “International Hour.” He remembers their broadcast being cut short because of the OJ Simpson trial and the same cycle continuing when other U.S. news came through. International news is always on the back burner.

Teri Schultz, who covers the European Union, echoed the same idea but added that in America today, citizens are no longer just ignoring international news but being told to despise other countries and what they think.

The final panelist, Stacey Samuel, who is a supervising editor at NPR, touched on the importance of radio when approaching international coverage.

The session concluded with the panelists discussing the importance of educating our nation’s future on the rest of the world and its history.

“There’s a world, there’s history, we’re only one part. Americans don’t care because we’re not doing the job of educating.”

We’re one of the top SPJ campus chapters in the nation!

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We’ve got news! At the Excellence in Journalism conference in Baltimore, DePaul’s SPJ chapter was named runner-up for national campus chapter of the year.

Congratulations to this year’s board and the 2017-18 officers for all their hard work in earning this honor.

DePaul SPJ chapter also was recognized as the Region 5 Campus Chapter of the Year and Region 5 Program of the Year for Public Newsroom.

Here are some ways that SPJ DePaul can help with your journalism career this year:

  • The Public Newsroom series with 14 East magazine brings together journalists, experts and members of the public to learn about and discuss how to cover subjects that are important to the community, such as voting, mental health and cybersecurity
  • Newsroom tours take DePaul student journalists behind the scenes and provide a chance to meet Chicago professionals
  • Panels and workshops build skills and show how pro journalists produce great stories
  • Social events give an opportunity to meet other DePaul journalism students and talk about shared interests

Want to join SPJ? Visit this page to learn more.

Interested in applying for a free membership? Stay tuned for details.

Questions? Email chapter adviser Amy Merrick, amerric1@depaul.edu, or President Carina Smith, carinasmithnews@gmail.com

Thanks to all our SPJ members for contributing to our chapter!


EIJ Day 3: Investigative Journalism and Podcasts

We’re sharing highlights from the Excellence in Journalism national conference. Follow @spjonadepaul on Twitter for more journalism news and tips!

By Lacey Latch

On the final day of EIJ 2018, investigative journalists convened to discussed the fairly recent transition of in-depth reporting in “Through Earbuds: Investigative Journalism and Podcasts.” Led by Nicole Vap, the director of Investigative Journalism at 9NEWS in Denver, the panel included Sarah Delia, reporter and host of the podcast “She Says,” which follows a sexual assault case in North Carolina, and Amber Hunt, host of “Accused” which investigates an unsolved murder.

Below, I have compiled a list of recommended investigative journalism podcasts to inspire the next generation of podcasting reporters:

WBEZ and the Chicago Tribune dive deep into the trial of Chicago police officer Jason van Dyke in the killing of Laquan McDonald in 2014. With background and context explained, reporters follow each day of the high-profile trial and experts give their take on the historic event.

Season one follows the abduction case of Jacob Wetterling, which remained unsolved for nearly three decades due largely to a mishandled police investigation. APM Reports further explains how the notorious child abduction case fueled national anxiety and led to the creation of the nation-wide sex-offender registry.

The Center for Investigative Reporting consists of a team of talented multimedia reporters that consistently create impressive podcasts that tell important stories and hold the powerful accountable.

The award-winning podcast, created by the people behind “This American Life,” is hosted by Sarah Koenig, wherein she tells one true story each season. Season one looks into a murder trial in Baltimore in which an innocent man might have been convicted.

EIJ Day 2: So You Want to Be a Foreign Correspondent?

We’re sharing highlights from the Excellence in Journalism national conference. Follow @spjonadepaul on Twitter for more journalism news and tips!

By Carina Smith

“So You Want to be a Foreign Correspondent” took place on the second day of the EIJ conference and featured a panel of four journalists who had a variety of experience across the world reporting on a number of foreign issues.

The panelists were:

The journalists spoke about the trials and tribulations that come with being a foreign correspondent. They openly discussed how hard it can be to maintain relationships and find a steady paycheck, especially in the modern era when so many outlets don’t seem to care about what is going on outside of our own borders. The panelists also spoke openly about times when they had risked their lives while reporting and were treated as enemies by the local governments.

However, the panelists also spoke about why they continue on this career path: because they love it. The journalists said that despite the downsides they continue to report abroad because they think it is important for America to know what is going on in the rest of the world. The panel ended with the speakers telling everyone who is interested in being a foreign correspondent to do it. It may be hard, but the payout is worth it.