PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund seeks newsroom partners to provide internships for skilled college journalists from diverse backgrounds.
The News Fund provides newsrooms top-tier interns who receive skills-based training and professional mentors. Interns arrive ready to work on Day One and are highly motivated, energetic, technologically skilled and eager to use their talents to expand their horizons.
Interns are carefully matched to fulfill job responsibilities and exceed newsrooms’ expectations. On average, nearly a third of our graduating seniors are offered full-time jobs when their internships end.
“News organizations that share the Dow Jones News Fund’s vision of an innovative and diverse news media and want to make a meaningful impact on the future of the industry, are invited to partner with DJNF to create life-changing opportunities for emerging journalists,” said Shirley Carswell, executive director of the News Fund.
Media partners can select which specialized training program their interns attend.
- Data journalism: Interns are trained to work with spreadsheets, databases, Freedom of Information Act requests, software and apps to unlock stories.
- Digital media: Interns are trained in a wide variety of skills: video and audio editing, photography, social media engagement, web analytics and data visualization.
- Business reporting: Interns spend a week learning to cover all sectors, including stocks, bonds, labor relations, small business, personal finance and major companies.
- Multiplatform editing: Through rigorous training, editing interns master numerous aspects of publishing content, including news judgment, headline writing, Search Engine Optimization and page design.
In keeping with the News Fund’s commitment to diversity, the 2021 internship class was 62% students of color. The News Fund recruits from public and private universities, including historically Black colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions, as well as major industry events to find a broad pool of talented interns who reflect America’s diversity.
For summer 2022, partnering media organizations will pay the News Fund $1,000 to underwrite a portion of the training and agree to pay interns at least $525 per week for 10 to 12 weeks. Please request interns online by December 1.
The News Fund values the support of its media partners in promoting diversity and advancing journalism careers in the digital age.