PRINCETON, N.J. — College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2017 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and interactive news editing. The application deadline is Nov. 1.
The Dow Jones News Fund trains journalists in the newest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies. All our programs emphasize emerging media trends and train interns to write for the web, adopt a data state of mind and use social media metrics. In 2016, we placed 96 interns in 64 media organizations.
In 2017, we are doubling our data and digital media programs and bolstering our interactive news editing program with a design hub.
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will train data journalists at the University of Missouri to work with spreadsheets, databases, software, FOIA requests and apps to unlock stories.
Digital media interns will brush up on podcasting, video production plus content management, responsive web design, social media best practices and audience development at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
The News Fund renamed its copy editing program interactive news editing with emphasis on Search Engine Optimization, page design and responsive web design. Interactive news editing interns will be trained at Temple University,Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri. Business reporting interns will train in New York City.
The University of Texas, Austin, will serve as the Fund’s interactive news editing design hub, with special emphasis placed on page design, headline writing, and data visualization.
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 successful internships will receive $1,000 college scholarships. Applicants must take a one-hour business reporting, editing or data/digital test(s) in addition to completing the online applications for the programs to which they are applying.
Visit our college programs page for more information about the residencies and internship programs and to find a test monitor on campus. The program is open to U.S. students studying abroad.