Internship programs allow students to unlock their potential by contributing to projects within a company.
Internships are divided into groups: Broadcast, text/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.)
Anyone interested in internships with ABC News should reach out to the overall ABC News Intern Recruiter:
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.
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: 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.
New York Yankees
Strictly paid, up to 30 hours a week. Not for school credit.
This is text-based work. A lot of compiling and distributing information about the Yankees, as well as editing and proofreading of Yankees publications.
No deadline listed, but soonest is best.
American Association of University Women
Journalism Intern: (via Purchase JobScore) Intern will cover AAUW events and write up at least four articles in a semester. No deadline listed, but it has a desired start date of mid-January.
Westchester Magazine: Rolling submissions, but best to apply for an internship in spring or summer. Internships are available in fall and winter semesters, as well as over winter and summer breaks. Scroll down for internships, and for the contact people to apply.