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Dow Jones Summer 2021 U.S. Reporting Internship at The Wall Street Journal in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Summer 2021 U.S. Reporting Internship at The Wall Street Journal

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW:

The Wall Street Journal internship program is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to be fully immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning digital newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world.

The 10-week paid internship program offers hands-on work experience and one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like full-time staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects. Previous interns have reported front-page news, created interactive graphics, edited photo projects, wrote colorful features, covered breaking news, produced long-form narrative podcast episodes, curated and published our journalism across platforms, and much more.

We strive to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don’t need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.

REPORTING INTERNS:

The Wall Street Journal’s reporting internships in the U.S. are designed for students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. The majority of our interns will be based in New York, with the possibility of assignments in Washington, D.C., San Francisco or Los Angeles.

You will work closely with other reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news. You will be expected to generate your own story ideas and follow those stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor.

You should be a self-starter who understands the needs of our growing audience on various platforms and is able to work independently under deadline pressure. Dedication to high journalism standards and excellent writing and reporting skills are required. A demonstrated interest in business reporting is a plus, though prior business/finance reporting experience is not required.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on journalistic experience. You should have completed at least one prior reporting internship with another professional media organization, or published exceptional work with a campus news outlet or as a freelancer.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and no more than five published clips. (PDFs are ideal.) Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 30, by noon New York time.

If you have a beat or location preference, please indicate your top choices in your cover letter. Assignments may include:

  • In New York: markets/finance, corporate, breaking business news, sports, U.S. news, New York City news, arts and culture, young audiences, health, legal or media

  • In Washington, D.C.: politics, economics

  • In Los Angeles: entertainment and general U.S. news

  • In San Francisco: technology and general U.S. news

TIMING:

Summer internships take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.

Only finalists will be contacted. We will review applications on a rolling basis and strive to make selections by the end of the year.

WILL I BE PAID?

Yes, interns are paid $900 per week, and we help with the cost of public transportation. We do not provide housing, but we can help point you in the right direction.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Check out our internship site at https://medium.com/wsj-internships for additional information. Email internships@wsj.com if your question isn’t already answered there.

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The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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