PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2018 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. The application and test deadline is Nov. 1.
The Fund’s internship programs offer interns a week of advanced training at top universities in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies.
Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and the multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.
The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and transportation costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.
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College juniors, seniors and graduates enrolled full-time on Nov. 1 are eligible to apply, including December graduates, and U.S. students studying abroad.
To apply, students should visit the programs page on the Fund website. Applicants are required to complete an online application and take a one-hour test for the program(s) they are applying to by Nov. 1.
Visit the Fund’s Directory of Test Monitors to find the campus contact for your school. Don’t see your school? Professors and college staff may sign up here to be test monitors and to receive program materials to distribute on campus.
College faculty who have volunteered to serve as test monitors should receive posters and tests by Sept. 25.