Who is eligible to apply for internships?
College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply for a Data Journalism internship as long as they are enrolled full-time by the application deadline. This includes December graduates. Freshmen, sophomores, recent graduates and former professional journalists are not eligible.
Can I apply for more than one internship program?
Yes, you may apply for any of the programs for which you would like to be considered. We will only review applications for programs for which you also took the qualifying test.
Where can I take the qualifying test?
Each applicant must take an in-person test monitored by a teacher or employee of their college. Applicants will only be considered if they apply online and complete the qualifying test. Visit the Dow Jones News Fund website for a list of journalism professors and career counselors who have signed up to be test monitors.
What do I do if there is no test monitor at my school?
If there is no test monitor on your campus, you may recruit a professor or media adviser at your school to be your monitor. (Students cannot be monitors.) Once you find someone to serve as your monitor, send email@example.com an email with "digital test," "data test," “editing test,” "business reporting test" or "DJNF internship tests" in the subject line. In the body of the email enter the name, address, university, department, city, state, zip code, email address and phone number of the professor who has agreed to be your monitor. Also, include your full name, mailing address, school, telephone number and email address.
How can I take the qualifying test if I am studying abroad?
Those studying abroad should recruit a professor at the university they are attending.
Send firstname.lastname@example.org an email with the test name in the subject line (i.e. Data Journalism Test), in the body of the email enter the name, address, university, department, city, state, zip code, email address and phone number of the professor who has agreed to be your monitor. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, school, telephone number and email address.
Why is my application not going through when I hit submit?
Confirm the required fields marked with asterisks are completed. Once the application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
Can I edit my application after I hit submit?
No, you must complete all eight sections of an application in one session or the information will not be saved. After clicking “Submit,” you will NOT be able to return to the application. We recommend you begin the application process once you have assembled all required items. The data journalism application will ask for: a resume (which may be captured from LinkedIn or uploaded); an unofficial transcript; complete contact information for two references; a personal essay [Describe your journalistic skills that make you an asset in an interactive newsroom whether working as a business reporter, data journalist, digital journalist or news editor. Submit no more than 500 words.]
What is the maximum size for uploads?
The maximum file size for each document is 5MB.
What document formats can be uploaded?
The following files types are accepted: DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, or TXT. It is best to use MSWord documents or PDFs.
What is the essay question?
Describe your journalistic skills that make you an asset in an interactive newsroom whether working as a business reporter, data journalist, digital journalist or news editor. Upload a PDF or Word document containing no more than 500 words.
When will I be notified if I was selected?
The News Fund begins notifying interns in December, and continues into the New Year until all the media requests are fulfilled.
Can international students apply?
We are open to international students who are already in the U.S. and authorized to work here on student visas. We do not transport students from abroad or ask employers to sponsor international students to come here.
Do you notify applicants if they have not been selected?
Where can I find practice tests?
Previous versions of the tests can be found on EditTeach.org and Scribd.com.
I am filling out the application and cannot locate my major in the drop-down menu. What should I do?
Each application asks students for their fields of study. The drop-down menu only lists the first 100 available options (up to the letter "D"). If you don’t see your major, try typing it into the search bar.
If you are still unable to locate your major, use the short answer space on the next page that asks for additional majors or minors.