College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to
apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for summer 2014 internships in digital, news
and sports editing and business reporting. The application deadline
is Nov. 1. More than 60 media companies hired 120 interns in 2013.
Interns will be trained at New York University, Arizona State
University, the University of Missouri, Western Kentucky University, Temple
University, Penn State University, the University of Nebraska and the
University of Texas before reporting to work. News media are required to
pay at least $350 per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.
The Fund covers travel costs to and from training then to
newsrooms. Students who return to school after a successful internship will
receive $1,000 college scholarships. Applicants must take a one-hour business
reporting or editing exam in addition to submitting the application forms.
Posters, brochures and tests have been mailed to professors on college campuses
who have volunteered to serve as test monitors.
Students can find the monitors' list, testimonials, videos and
links to the application forms on the College Internships page at https://www.newsfund.org.
The results are still coming in but several 2013 interns
scored extensions and even full-time jobs with their summer employers.
Mark Sanchez of the University of Maryland was hired on the sports desk of the
New York Post; Brooks Johnson from Montana is a page designer at the Idaho
Falls Post Register; Andrea Ordonez of Hofstra continues to work at Newsday in
New York and Mallorie Sullivan of Ohio University got an extension at the
Participating news organizations have included The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal, WashingtonPost.com, Dow Jones Newswires,
The Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Thomson Reuters, Media General, The Journal
News, Detroit News, The Tampa Bay Times, Indianapolis Star, the
Minneapolis Star Tribune and many others.
The program is open to international students and U.S. students
currently studying abroad. Students with questions can visit the website for
details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any additional questions please contact Penny Loretto
at the Career Development Center, 518-580-5790.