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Internship programs allow students to unlock their potential by contributing to projects within a company. 

Internships are divided into groups: Broadcasttext/print, and general However, if you’re stronger in one area than another, it often doesn’t matter to hiring managers for internships. If you can report and write, show up on time, and be professional, you have a shot. Also, your medium-specific strength is less important for you than your chance to work as a journalist at a professional news organization. Try everything. All experience is good experience, for your future job prospects and for your overall education.

Students need to have completed 30 credits to enroll in an internship. And, if you aren’t yet ready for an internship, join any number of campus organizations: The Purchase Phoenix, The Beat, WPSR, Submissions Magazine, Italics Mine, Gutter Mag, and others. The experience you get there will help you in applying to outside, “real world” internships later.

It’s never too early or too late to start.


  • Click on the link that is embedded in the name of each news organization.
  • Please take the time to read the instructions closely and carefully. Your professors have no additional information other than what’s listed on each organization’s website.
  • Need help writing a cover letter? Visit the Harvard Business Review’s article on “How to Write a Cover Letter”.  (Please absorb lessons such as “keep it short,” “do your research first,” and “don’t try to be funny.” For “get feedback,” ask your adviser or a professor or a friend to look it over before sending.)

Broadcast Media

ABC News

Anyone interested in internships with ABC News should reach out to the overall ABC News Intern Recruiter:

Tatiana Recondo

Anyone interested in an internship with ABC News Live (ABC News’ 24/7 Breaking News & Live Events/Shows streaming channel) can reach out to Journalism Alumnus, Kyle McKenzie , class of 2011.

Kyle McKenzie

CBS News

CBS News Internships - Deadline: Dec. 30

This is a full-time summer internship starting in June. Interns will be paid in addition to receiving college credit. It is open to those who will be juniors or seniors in Fall 2023.

There are many opportunities, including those based in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.


WYNC Radio

WYNC Radio: Internships for the academic year are closed. However, applications for summer internships will be open in March / April of 2023. Check back in the spring. And: Now is a good time to start that podcast and begin assembling your reel.

Text/Print Media

Newsday: Long Island Newspaper

Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024

*Open only those who are currently juniors, seniors, and recent graduates

Click for Information on Summer Internships

“Newsday offers 10-week, paid summer internships for college juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are preparing for careers in journalism. The internships, which take place at Newsday’s headquarters in Melville, New York, are a unique opportunity for student journalists to work side by side with professional journalists on our print, digital and television platforms.”

Report for America

Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024

* Open only to graduating seniors or those who have already graduated.

Click for Information on Internships

Report for America is a nonprofit institution that places journalists in paid newsroom positions throughout the country and overseas. Posts are from 1 to 2 years. Compensation includes health insurance.

“Report for America (RFA) helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by placing journalists at news outlets throughout the country. We are seeking talented, service-minded reporters and photographers to join our corps. As an RFA Corps Member, you’ll be a part of a movement to strengthen communities—and our democracy—through local journalism that is truthful, fair, fearless, and smart.”

Ida B. Wells Society

Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Click for Information on Summer Internships

Ida B. Wells was a pioneering investigative journalist and activist who worked in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Formerly enslaved, she reported on lynchings in the South and was a founding member of the NCAAP. 

“Applications are now open for the Summer 2024 Investigative Reporting Internship Program. The internship places students in paid 10- to 12-week assignments working alongside investigative reporters and editors at some of the nation’s top news organizations. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups and those attending HBCUs and MSIs are especially encouraged to apply.”

Summer 2024 applicants will be vying for placement at the following news organizations:

* The Associated Press
* Atlanta Journal-Constitution
* The Indianapolis Star
* Los Angeles Times
* Miami Herald
* National Public Radio
* The New York Times
* ProPublica
* The Washington Post

Allbritton Journalism Institute

Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024

Two-Year Fellowships for Early Career Journalists
$60,000/year Annual Stipend
Must live in D.C. Area

Click for Information on Application Process

“The fellowship offers aspiring journalists a two-year educational program that prepares them for careers as credible, non-partisan reporters in the nation’s capital or wherever their work may take them. Students learn core skills from respected professional reporters and editors in a classroom setting, and they gain real-world experience by working as reporters at AJI’s publication, NOTUS. Students are paid an annual stipend of $60,000 so that they can live in the D.C. area and devote their attention and energy to the fellowship.”

About Allbritton: “…a nonprofit educational organization that is training the political journalists of the future — and has created a new publication to accomplish that goal.”

Westchester Magazine

In print and online, several Purchase students have interned here over the years. There are rolling submissions, but best to apply for an internship in spring or summer. Internships are available in fall and spring semesters, as well as over winter and summer breaks. Click here, fill out the information to apply.