Journalism Internships


New York Times 1-year fellowships for recent graduates – Paid

We are thrilled to announce The New York Times Fellowship, a one-year work program aimed at cultivating the next generation of journalists.

We hope that this new immersive program will benefit not only the participants and The Times, but other newsrooms. We expect most of our fellows will graduate to positions at other publications.

Creation of the fellowship also means that we plan to retire our existing newsroom summer internship.

We believe the fellowship, which will incorporate speakers, feedback and training opportunities, will better serve budding journalists. The fellowship also will target many of the same candidates as the internship: qualified recent college graduates and postgraduates. These changes will not affect our summer internship program in business departments.

The fellowship will begin in June. The 2019 program will incorporate reporters across a range of sections, as well as journalists in photo, visual investigations, graphics, news design, podcasts, Opinion and The New York Times Magazine.

Applications are now open. Please find them here.

The deadline to submit an application for 2019 is 11:59 p.m., New York time on November 19, 2018.

WBEZ Internships – Paid

Chicago’s only NPR News station WBEZ 91.5 FM has paid internship opportunities for our daily talk shows, and multimedia journalism. Gain hands on experience, like how to direct a show, book guests, and produce segments on a talk show. Learn to create digital media packages about news stories voted on by our audience or how to report for radio. Interns receive direct mentoring and guidance from our award winning staff.

Internships are part-time (24 hours a week) and pay $12.00/hr.
Our internships are open to recent grads as well. Internships start January 14 and last through June 28, 2019.
Apply online ( Application Deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018.

ABC7 Chicago – Spring 2019 Internships – Paid

ABC7 (WLS-TV) Chicago is the Midwest flagship of the ABC television network. ABC7 leads the market in local news coverage with daily newscasts, and has been in a number one position in local news since March 1986. The station’s offices and studios are located in The Loop in downtown Chicago.

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…
Through its internship program, ABC7 Chicago aims to enrich and provide a practical experience for the student pursuing a career in the business of broadcasting. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the operation of a major-market television station, and learn the function, operation, and staffing of various departments within the station.

By applying to this posting, you will be considered for all paid internship opportunities for Spring 2019, which may include:
-“Windy City Live” daytime talk show production (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Community Affairs Programming Specials production (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: News Planning Team (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: Investigative Team (“I-Team”) (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: Digital/Video Team (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: Sports News Team (16-18 hours per week for this internship)

Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter with your weekly Monday through Sunday time availability, answering the following:
-Why you would like to intern at ABC7 Chicago
-Any relevant internship, work, and/or coursework experience
-Your career goals that might relate to an internship experience at ABC7 Chicago
-Your department(s) of interest (see the list above), in order of interest, 1 being top choice


Responsibilities may include, among others:
-answer phones, view and log tapes, transcribe interviews.
-research news topics (including online/social media news research).
-attend production meetings.
-assist with coordinating logistics for show guests.
-edit and upload video.
-observe reporters, producers, editors, writers, directors and technical crews.

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role:
-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
-Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print, digital, and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.
-Strong familiarity with social media news outlets.
-Strong customer service skills.

NBC Sports Chicago – Spring 2019 Internships – Paid

NBC Sports Regional Networks internship opportunities give students real world experience and exposure to one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment. Internships are the perfect way to gain experience while learning what a career at NBC Universal might hold in store for you. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
• This posting is for the Spring 2019 internship program, the program generally runs from January through May
• The internship is in person at our office in Chicago, IL
• Cover Letters are required and should be addressed to the NBC Sports Internship Program
• Internships at NBCUniversal are paid and do not require course credit
Application deadline is November 9, 2018, interested candidates should apply by this date
• You must meet the basic qualifications to be considered for the internship *Please review the basic qualifications carefully
• Recent graduates will NOT be eligible for this program
• Please note: NBCUniversal prohibits interns from participating in any other internship programs while employed by NBCUniversal without written permission from the Vice President, Human Resources NBC Sports Regional Networks, or a successor/designee.
Spring 2019 Internships are only available with the below departments:
• News Production
• Studio Operations
• Marketing & Creative Services
• Digital Media (includes website content & video production)
• Sales & Research