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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Diversity in War Reporting Panel Recap

Panelists spoke about their experiences during a discussion about diversity in war reporting. (Left to right: Alex Quade, Jackie Spinner, Alex Rodriguez, Cornell Wilson, Moderator Chris Bury)

Panelists (seated) spoke about their experiences during a discussion about diversity in war reporting. (Left to right: Alex Quade, Jackie Spinner, Alex Rodriguez, Cornell Wilson, moderator Chris Bury)

An audience of more than 30 students and journalism professionals joined SPJ/ONA DePaul and an expert panel for a discussion on war reporting last Wednesday evening.

Panelists fielded questions from SPJ/ONA DePaul’s executive board as well as questions from the audience. Chris Bury, DePaul’s senior journalist in residence and award-winning broadcast journalist, moderated the event.

Audience members listen to discussion.

Audience members listen to discussion.

Panelists included:

  • Alex Quade, award-winning war reporter and documentary filmmaker
  • Jackie Spinner, journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago and correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review’s United States Project
  • Cornell Wilson, attorney, community advocate and United States Marine Corps veteran
  • Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune Nation/World and Global Connections Editor

Alexandra Halaby, senior contributing editor and spokesperson at the International Middle East Media Center, was prepared to join the panel via Skype, but could not due to technical difficulties.

President Emily Brosious sets up camera to record event.

SPJ/ONA DePaul president Emily Brosious sets up camera to film event.

Audience members live-tweeted the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #SPJWDP.

Diversity in War Reporting Panel: Wednesday, March 4

Diversity in War Reporting Flier

Join SPJ/ONA DePaul and our panel of experts for a conversation on war reporting and conflict-zone news coverage. Panelists will discuss issues including:

  • The controversy surrounding NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams
  • How to navigate language and cultural barriers during foreign correspondence
  • Safety measures while reporting in conflict zones

Panelists:

  • Alex Quade, award-winning war reporter and documentary filmmaker
  • Jackie Spinner, journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago and correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review’s United States Project
  • Alexandra Halaby, senior contributing editor and spokesperson at the International Middle East Media Center
  • Cornell Wilson, attorney, community advocate and United States Marine Corps veteran
  • Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune Nation/World and Global Connections Editor

Moderator: Chris Bury, Al Jazeera America correspondent and DePaul University senior journalist in residence

This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #SPJWDP

Freedom of Information Workshop Recap

Matt Topic, BGA outside counsel, presents to the workshop attendees. (photo/Emily Brosious)

Matt Topic, BGA outside counsel, presents to the workshop attendees. (photo/Emily Brosious)

DePaul students and members of the Chicago community joined us and the Better Government Association (BGA) last Wednesday to learn about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to use it for reporting. Attorney Matt Topic explained what the FOIA covers, what it doesn’t, and how to file a request with government agencies. He also shared steps for appealing a denied request.

College Campuses Nationwide Present Free Speech Walls

Art history students express their creativity on DePaul's Free Speech Wall at Millennium Park. (photo/Stephanie Wade)

Art history students express their creativity on SPJ/ONA DePaul’s Free Speech Wall at Millennium Park. (photo/Stephanie Wade)

In honor of Constitution Day, SPJ/ONA DePaul and other SPJ student chapters across the country organized Free Speech Walls. Participants exercised their First Amendment rights to free speech by writing posts ranging from political to poetic.

Check out our Storify for more details.

SPJ/ONA DePaul Wins Outstanding Campus Chapter Award

The 2014-2015 SPJ/ONA Executive Board, from left to right: Sadé Carpenter: Social Media & PR Coordinator, Stephanie Wade: Vice President/Events, Rima Mandwee: Secretary/Treasurer, Brianna Kelly: 2013-2014 President, Jenna Duddleston: Membership Coordinator, Emily Brosious: Current President

The 2014-2015 SPJ/ONA Executive Board, from left to right: Sadé Carpenter: Social Media & PR Coordinator, Stephanie Wade: Vice President/Events, Rima Mandwee: Secretary/Treasurer, Brianna Kelly: 2013-2014 President, Jenna Duddleston: Membership Coordinator, Emily Brosious: Current President (Photo/Mike Reilley)

SPJ/ONA DePaul received the Region 5 Outstanding Campus Chapter Award at the 2014 Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This is their third win in four years.

The organization was honored for its inventive programming during the 2013-2014 academic year, including a Women in Sports Journalism panel and web coding workshop with Andy Boyle of the Chicago Tribune. The chapter also presented a social media training for students at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School.

The chapter also organized a Free Speech Wall to celebrate Constitution Day, in which DePaul students exercised their First Amendment rights by sharing uncensored advice, opinions and thoughts. Past president Brianna Kelly and Secretary/Treasurer Rima Mandwee presented a workshop on September 5, 2014 at the EIJ conference with organizational tips for other campus and professional chapters.

2013-2014 E-board president Brianna Kelly (left) and Secretary/Treasurer Rima Mandwee (right) display the award. (Photo/Mike Reilley)

Brianna Kelly (left) and Rima Mandwee (right) display the award. (Photo/Mike Reilley)

SPJ/ONA DePaul was also a finalist for the National Campus Chapter of the Year Award, which they won in 2011 and 2013.