Journalism Internships

WGN-TV Spring/Summer Internships

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.

ABC7 Chicago – Summer 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.

http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/

NBC5 & Telemundo

https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/about-us/Internship_Opportunities_at_NBC_5_and_Telemundo_Chicago.html

Modern Luxury: editorial intern

https://www.modernluxury.com/careers

WTTW: programming and production interns

https://interactive.wttw.com/about/employment

Chicago Sun-Times: Summer newsroom

https://chicago.suntimes.com/newsroom-internships/

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/about/chi-chicago-tribune-internships-20140811-story.html

Chicago Scene Magazine: editorial intern

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Chicago-Scene/jobs/Editorial-Internship-00dca76f3a92cf90?q=Journalism+Intern&vjs=3

WBBM Newsradio

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/internships/

International Center for Journalists Communications Intern

ICFJ is looking for an energetic intern to join our communications team and work with us to tell ICFJ’s story. This is an exciting and paid opportunity for a self-starter who wants to advance journalism and further develop his or her communications skills – particularly in digital media.

Interns should be enthusiastic, efficient and flexible. Good writing skills and experience with social media are required. An interest in journalism and/or international affairs is strongly suggested. Applicants should exhibit a spirit of teamwork.

Duties will include developing written, visual and video content, contributing to the maintenance of ICFJ’s website, providing support for ICFJ events and other administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:
  • Write and publish material for social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Design visuals for social media
  • Film and edit video interviews
  • Help compile regular analytics reports using multiple tools, such as Facebook Insights and Google Analytics
  • Update ICFJ’s website
  • Write short web stories and press mentions
  • Support ICFJ events
  • Provide administrative support as needed
About You:
  • Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or a recent graduate. Marketing, communications, journalism and design majors preferred.
  • Experience with video editing and video editing software
  • Highly collaborative with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Take pride in your work

It is a plus if you have experience with: 

  • Major design applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photography

The internship would be 21 to 35 hours a week starting in January and finishing in May.

How to apply:

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples here.