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Hello Pitt students!
The Pitt News is taking applications for writers, photographers, illustrators and copy editors for its weekly summer editions.
Nine summer editions will be published every Wednesday, excluding the week of July 4. Summer production begins the third week of May and continues regularly throughout June and July, with one additional edition at the end of August. New hires are welcome to continue working at TPN when daily production start up again for the 2018 fall term.
The Pitt News has a reputation of excellence with employers. Many of our staff have gone on to successful careers in journalism, communication and marketing as well as careers in other fields where their work at our publication and the skills they gained through it was a bright spot on their resume.
Prior experience in journalism is not necessary. New hires will receive training as well as opportunities to strengthen their skills as a writer, artist and/or photographer.
Photographers are paid by the picture, illustrators by the drawing, copy editors by the hour and writers by the character.
Staff members are expected to communicate well and handle flexible hours. Pittsburgh-based staff members are needed, although writers, copy editors and illustrators may also work from outside of the city.
If you are interested in working with us, please fill out an application at https://pittnews.com/application/ and indicate in the questions/comments section that you would like to begin work in the summer. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Call for Applications
JPC Fellowship Program: Paid Reporting Fellowship in Israel, Summer 2018
Deadline: February 10, 2017
The Jerusalem Press Club is offering paid reporting fellowships at Israeli and international media outlets based in Israel. These fellowships are open to alumni of Graduate Journalism Schools with interest in international reporting.
The highlights of the internship:
- Up to 3 months in Israel starting June 2018;
- $1,200 monthly allowance;
- First week accommodation;
- Flight tickets;
- Assignment at an Israeli or international media outlet based in Israel;
- Weekly enrichment on the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, by JPC;
- Personal journalistic project, guided by an Israeli mentor.
A selection committee consisting of leading foreign correspondents will select the winning candidates for 2018.
Applications must include:
- CV (one page maximum);
- 2 Letters of recommendation;
- One-page explanation: Why the applicant is a good candidate for such internship; why such reporting internship in Israel might contribute to the future professional career of the applicant; what stories would the applicant would cover if he or she were journalists in Israel.
- Samples of journalistic works, if available. Specifying which work the applicant would prefer – broadcast, print, radio, online media etc.
Send applications no later than February 10th, 2018 to email@example.com
The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a paid, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students looking to learn more about reporting on state government, elections and political campaigns. The program has a flexible start date (usually late May or early June), and next year will be particularly interesting with a gubernatorial election in the fall. Students will write for six publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, during the program. We will be accepting applications throughFeb. 1.
Here is the link to our website for more details: http://www.pacapitolreporters.org/pacapitolreporters-interships.html
The deadline to apply for the ASME Magazine Internship Program 2018 is December 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Information about the Magazine Internship Program can be found at asmeinternship.org; we ask that you share this with your students.
The Magazine Internship Program usually gives preference to students who have been nominated by academic departments and career-guidance offices over other applicants from the same school. Colleges and universities are encouraged to nominate no more than two students.
Please feel free to email Nina Fortuna with any questions.
The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.
The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning Call, Capitolwire.com, LNP Media Group, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News.
Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment. Interns are expected to pitch their own ideas as well as take assignments on a variety of subjects. Depending on assignment, interns may be required to shoot videos and photos with their phones or other equipment. We are seeking candidates who can produce their own stories, whether writing quickly for the web on a breaking news event or turning around longer enterprise pieces.
Applicants should be college juniors or seniors or graduate students.
Start dates are flexible, but interns are expected to complete the full 10-week program, working five days a week except for July 4. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary.
Pay is $500 per week. Interns are expected to provide their own laptops and cell phones. (A small stipend will be provided to offset phone costs.)
Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in journalism covering politics and government, though former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats at news organizations around the country.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 summer internship is Feb. 15.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and six-to-eight published clips to internship coordinator Karen Langley @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a 4-month program from December through March Madness for school credit (non-paid). Fan Media will train, develop and collaborate with interns as mobile video journalists for social news coverage this basketball season. This is for journalism, broadcast and digital media students from the 135 schools that have a channel in our app and on our web site.
Interns (correspondents) will provide 30-second iPhone videos covering their college basketball team on a weekly basis, including: news reporting, commentary, criticism, analysis, fan interviews, moments, trending stories and public opinion. Fan Media Network will provide a correspondent kit with best practices for production quality and editorial direction.
Students will learn mobile video journalism as social news in the field, get on-camera, cover high-profile sports news, build their mobile demo reel, have fun and strive to get into the News Feeds and Trending Stories of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage. Videos can be shared from the app and web site into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter as well as Fan Media’s social brand pages.
Interested students can apply by installing the app http://apple.co/1HhY2QQ or making a profile on the website http://fanmedianetwork.com/, and making one video 30-second or less video about your college basketball team. It can be a season preview video or any of the ideas listed above. We will contact you in the app or web site from our Newsroom to set you up from there.