Paid internships for the summer in audio, broadcast and digital open now

Every month, the Student Press Law Center makes a list of paid journalism internships. Some have upcoming deadlines include outlets in major cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia and D.C. Other big-name outlets have rolling deadlines.

Did we miss any? Send an email to SPLC reporter Cory Dawson to get internship information added.

March 4

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisc.)

  • Reporting Intern — Under the direction of the city editor and other reporters, this person will write news stories and briefs, help other reporters gather information or conduct research, and answer phones. This position offers several opportunities to participate in major breaking news stories and develop solid A1 clips. The internship will be a temporary, full-time role from June through August, 2019. The schedule will vary but may include nights and weekends.
  • Copy Editor Intern — A summer intern will assist on the night copy desk. Primary responsibilities will include editing stories, writing headlines and proofing pages for the news and sports sections. This is a full-time, temporary position. The schedule will vary and will include some weekends.

March 8

The Idaho Statesman, Boise

  • Reporting Internship  — Interns learn how to cover local news, features and business – and more. Interns can work in multimedia as well, creating content and crafting social for digital platforms. The internship is 12 weeks, 37. 5 to 40 hours per week.

March 10

NBC10 & Telemundo (Philadelphia)

  • Digital Intern — The digital intern will help plan and develop unique digital content for Telemundo62. This intern will play a major role in supporting the digital team by finding high-interest stories and helping post content to digital and social platforms, including articles, videos, social posts and interactive content. The digital intern is also expected to assist editors and producers by conducting research and compiling information for special sections, enterprise stories and breaking news events.
  • News Intern — The intern will learn about the day-to-day operations of the news industry and will have the opportunity to accompany reporters and crews on stories and produce team news stories online and for demo reels.

March 15

American Public Media (Saint Paul, Minn.)

  • Research/Reporter Intern — If breaking big investigative stories that make a difference in the world is in your future, this is the internship for you. It will immerse you in the nitty-gritty of investigative journalism – the document chasing, data-gathering and source managing required to get the story. APM Reports needs diggers, otherwise called research reporters who relentlessly chase background information, records, data and people.

March 21

WNYC (New York)

Interns at NYPR are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities. The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with a substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in his/her area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general.

March 22

Newseum (Washington, D.C.)

  • Exhibit Development Intern — By the end of this internship, the successful candidate will have received real-world experience in researching, writing and fact-checking exhibit content.
  • Education Research Internship — Interns will assist the Education Department with researching and writing descriptions for artifacts being put up on the website for educational use by students, teachers, and the general public.

March 24

Agence France-Presse (Washington, D.C.)

Web and Social Media Intern — AFP is seeking an intern to work on our web and social media desk in Washington. Interns work directly with full-time editors across text, photos, video and graphics to create multimedia packages of global interest. Interns will be expected to choose photos, videos and graphics for effective illustration, copy edit and contribute to AFP’s social media presence. This is not a reporting internship — interns produce a ‘Photos of the day’ gallery and write posts for AFP’s Facebook page and Twitter. Interns work 18-20 hours a week (typically three or four 5-6 hour shifts, always between noon and 8pm). Interns receive a stipend of $700/month. Send cover email and resume to

March 29

CBS/WCCO-TV (Minneapolis)

  • News Internship — WCCO-TV’s News Internship Program is designed to provide experience for students pursuing careers in television broadcasting and digital storytelling. Interns have the opportunity to shadow and assist our staff to learn more about the television business, specifically Broadcast News.

March 30

The International Fact-Checking Network/Poynter Institute (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Fact-Checking Intern — As an IFCN intern, you can expect to write stories about fact-checking and fake news for, maintain our database of anti-misinformation government actions and explain the latest misinformation research to readers around the world. You’ll also build sources at major newsrooms and nonprofits, maintain a dynamic social media presence for the IFCN and help us develop training for journalists worldwide. The IFCN internship is a new summer program aimed at giving valuable, hands-on experience in a nonprofit newsroom. The intern will work with our reporter and two editors to help us inform and instruct journalists around the world. The internship runs 10 weeks from June to August at our headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. The intern will get a stipend of $10,000 and structured mentorship from Poynter’s in-house journalism experts — including PolitiFact, which the institute owns.

March 31


  • Digital Media Intern (Arlington, Va.) — Local History interns will develop content for the Boundary Stones local history blog. Interns will assist in identifying, researching and writing content pieces for the website and making contacts with local history organizations and professionals.


  • Summer 2018 News and Digital Internship (San Diego) — NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 San Diego Internships provide students with real world experience and exposure to working in television industry. Internships at NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 are paid and do not require course credit.

No Listed Deadline

US News and World Report (Washington, D.C.)

  • Education Intern — The primary responsibility of this individual will be to moderate U.S. News’ new, fast-growing User Reviews and Questions & Answers community, which was recently added to the Best Colleges product and has seen tremendous growth since its launch in August. This internship will also include additional communication tasks beyond comment moderation.

Detroit Free Press (Detroit)

  • Social Media and Audience Engagement Intern — Post and schedule posts to our Free Press social accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn and YouTube. They will generate ideas for engaging readers around our journalism, including (but not limited to) the use of social videos, memes, GIFs, emojis, etc. Interns work with reporters and editors, particularly Freep Now, on how to drive audience engagement and social distribution of their reporting.

Bleacher Report (New York)

  • Video Production Intern — Our intern will directly assist in the three main disciplines of the Video Production and Technology Team. These areas are Video Production, AV Technology support, and Media Management. The intern will rotate shifts in these different disciplines throughout the internship experience.

New York Post (New York)

  • Page Six Intern — Interns work closely with the team at to brainstorm ideas for breaking news, features, photo galleries and more. They perform some administrative tasks will involve transcribing and assisting in research for other reporters. Interns write stories about all things pop culture.

Virginia Media

  • Virginia Media Internship Program — The Daily Press Media Group, which includes the which includes The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The Daily Press (Newport News), the Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg), Style Weekly (Richmond) and several community publications stretching from Richmond to the Outer Banks of North Carolina – is seeking interns for its program, offers a paid internship program in its editorial and advertising departments. Interns are assigned a mentor and participate in team meetings. Teamwork is underscored at every level in our newsroom. Deadlines for the summer internship program has passed but positions are still open on a rolling basis for other semesters.

USA Today (Various locations)

  • USA Today Breaking News Summer Internship — USA TODAY is in search of talented college students in the Washington, DC, New York City, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas looking for an enriching, part-time paid internship. Newsroom interns will work with breaking news, features, enterprise and social media teams to learn and sharpen basic and advanced journalism skills, handling reporting, writing, editing, copy editing, digital production, research, database work, investigative work and visual journalism.

Bloomberg (Various locations)

  • Summer News internship – Interns help report breaking news about financial markets, economies, technology, business, and governments. Interns will have the opportunity to pitch and write enterprise stories, conduct interviews and collaborate with our other consumer-facing media platforms.

The Boston Globe

  • Summer Intern Program – Interns will work in the news department as general assignment reporters. Other interns will be hired for the sports, living/arts, and business departments. There are also intern positions in the photography department, and on the news copy desk. Interns will research and write articles along with assisting on larger projects and tasks based on the department they are placed in.

Courier Journal (Louisville, Ky.)

  • Reporting, Producing and Photo/Video Summer 2019 Fellowships – Fellows will work with breaking news, features and enterprise content teams. They will participate in reporting, writing, copy editing, online production assignments, research, database work, investigative work and visual journalism. Fellows will participate in daily news meetings.

The Contemporary (Remote)

  • The Contemporary College Student Correspondent — Correspondents will develop story ideas with The Contemporary’s editorial team and report on topics of their interest. Correspondents will be responsible for meeting deadlines set jointly with editors, helping to find photographs and/or graphics for their stories, and adhering to a code of journalistic ethics. Correspondents are paid $100 per article and earn incentives based on audience involvement.

ABC (Various Locations)

  • Social & Assignment Desk Internship (Washington, D.C.)— Social and assignment desk interns will research stories, pitch ideas and potentially write articles. They will produce video, research stories, attend press conferences and hearings and coordinate logistics.
  • “This Week” Production Internship, ABC News (Washington, D.C.) — “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” is ABC News flagship public affairs program featuring newsmaker interviews, political analysis and debates on a wide range of issues. As an intern with “This Week,” some of your responsibilities may include contributing ideas during editorial pitch meetings, curating background research for headliner interviews and roundtable segments, collaborating with our digital producer to produce content for digital and social media platforms, among other duties.
  • ABC Investigative Unit Internship (New York) — The Investigative Unit produces investigative pieces for all of ABC News’ programming, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline and 20/20. Interns support producers and editors in the edit rooms for day-of-air pieces, provide tape research and transcription, provide producers with research for investigative broadcast pieces, pitch, report and write stories for The Blotter on
  • ABC Radio/Audio Production Internship (New York) — The intern will assist in supporting the operational and technical needs of ABC News Radio. Responsibilities include audio production, including editing podcasts, sports highlights and daily news programming. Interns may also be responsible for booking and scheduling guests for upcoming interviews and podcasts, or run engineering sound boards for podcast and entertainment interviews.
  • WABC-TV Here and Now Production Internship (New York) — Interns may assist the executive producer, research story ideas, assist with script coordination, transcribe interviews and observe the control room. They may also assist with greeting, booking and escorting guests.
  • WABC-TV Investigative Internship (New York) — The Investigative Unit is looking for an intern interested in all aspects of investigative journalism from developing stories, developing contacts and writing and observing the editing process. you will work with an award-winning Eyewitness News Investigative Unit.
  • ABC11 Summer News Intern (Durham, N.C.) — Interns will have the opportunity to experience what it takes to work at a local television station. Student will learn about the news gathering process, on air execution, and behind the scenes technology.

FiveThirtyEight (New York)

  • FiveThirtyEight Podcast Internship — We’re hiring someone to help with production on our podcasts — including the FiveThirtyEight Politics show and potential miniseries. You will be integrated into the production and research for our shows, helping our producers and hosts every week and playing an integral role in what goes on the air.
  • FiveThirtyEight Data Visualization Internship — The internship will include a mix of designing and producing charts and graphics to accompany stories on the site, assisting with reporting and research, creating original stories and — depending on your skill set and level of interest — contributing to larger interactive projects.


  • Rhoden Fellowship — The Rhoden Fellows will report on the many facets of life on historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), essentially answering the question: What is it like to be an HBCU student in the 21st century? The fellows will serve as on-campus correspondents and will be expected to produce daily, weekly and monthly multimedia content for The Undefeated.

CBS (Various locations)

  • CBS News Summer Intern— Placement possibilities include The Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS This Morning, CBS This Morning: Saturday, Sunday Morning, Newspath, News Radio, Talent Strategy, National Desk, CBSN, Press Office, Weekend News, News Marketing and the Investigative Unit. Assignments vary day-to-day and duties vary in each department. Interns can expect to learn fundamental news-gathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, greet guests, log tapes, coordinate script, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist producers and talent.

CNN (Various locations)

  • Anderson Cooper 360 Intern (New York) — In production, interns learn how to transcribe tape, dub video, use the various CNN databases, write for air, and work with producers from story inception to finished package. Interns may have the opportunity to accompany producers on stories in the field. Interns will book and greet show guests and assist in basic Administrative tasks. Intern’s schedules will vary and shift throughout their internship, so they can participate in all aspects of the show.
  • Reliable Sources Intern (New York) — Interns have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of television production and social media: pitching story ideas; gathering editorial and video material; and assisting in the control room during the live broadcast.
  • Van Jones/Axe Files Intern (New York) — Interns strengthen their research skills while contributing to the show and participating in editorial meetings. In production, interns learn how to use the various CNN databases, produce segments, write for air, and work with producers from show inception to finished episode. Interns may have the opportunity to accompany producers on stories in the field.
  • Erin Burnett OutFront Intern (New York) — Interns gain insight into the editorial process while interning at CNN NY. Interns on Erin Burnett OutFront strengthen their research skills while contributing to the show. They also help with production needs, such as: transcribing videotape, assisting in the control room and working with producers from story inception to the on-air segment.
  • CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Intern (New York) — Interns strengthen their research skills while contributing to the show and participating in futures meetings. In production, interns learn how transcribe tape, use the various CNN databases, write for air, and work with producers from story inception to finished package. Often, interns book and greet show guests and assist in basic Administrative tasks.
  • Fareed Zakaria GPS Intern (New York) — Interns assist in all aspects of production: pitching ideas, researching stories and guests, preparing for tapings and gathering videos. The internship provides a real look at program development and execution. Interns can expect to learn production and research techniques, assisting the team in all program requirements. Interns will also pitch ideas for a daily newsletter.
  • Great Big Story Intern (New York) — The intern will assist with research, planning, and production of original video. This internship position will be an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills over the course of the program. The intern will be pitching and researching stories pegged to news events, helping identify stories that could be included in larger series organized around a main topic, coordinating logistics for shoots, and writing scripts for videos that help put news events in context.
  • Investigative Unit Intern (New York) — Interns have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of television production: from pitching story ideas to developing a show, from setting up shoots to gathering editorial and video materials, from the script writing process through edit. Interns shadow and assist editorial staff. Basic duties include: gathering and dubbing video, transcribing tape, organizing visual elements, basic story research and fact-checking.
  • Documentary Unit Intern (New York) — Interns have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of television production: from pitching story ideas to developing a show, from setting up shoots to gathering editorial and video materials, from the script writing process through edit. Interns shadow and assist editorial staff. Basic duties include: gathering and dubbing video, transcribing tape, organizing visual elements, basic story research and fact-checking. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend local shoots and assist edit staff with tape producing.
  • CNN New York News Bureau Intern (New York) — Interns also have the occasional opportunity to accompany producers on stories. In production, interns learn how to set up a script with appropriate video and write using CNN’s database. Interns learn how to use CNN’s video and photo databases for packages and sound bites for air. Interns may greet show guests and assist in basic Administrative tasks.
  • CNN International First Move Intern (New York) — This role will require an interest in Business news and broadcast journalism plus knowledge of social media. Interns will gain experience in the production of a program and see how show ideas are developed, how videotape is gathered and edited, the script-writing process, and how the program is built from an editorial and production perspective. The intern will also book, research and greet show guests and contribute in future meetings.
  • Program Development Intern (New York) — CNN Program Development interns will be responsible for supporting executives and producers throughout the development process, production of pilots and talent searches. Interns will learn to use CNN’s databases to access video, conduct research and communicate with other departments within the company.
  • Digital Productions Intern (New York) — CNN Digital Productions interns will work closely with all of CNN’s Digital staff to create multi-platform, innovative content. They will strengthen their research and storytelling skills by contributing to our long form Digital Projects. They will have opportunities to go out on shoots in the field, assisting in digital online editing and publishing of videos for the website.
  • CNN Español Intern (New York) — Interns gain insight into the editorial and production processes, while interning at CNN en Español NY. They strengthen their research skills and aide reporters and producers in setting up stories and working in the bureau and/or in the field on breaking news stories as well as ongoing reporting.
  • Mobile Programming Intern (Atlanta) — Interns work with the Mobile Programming Department for CNN Digital in addition to collaborating with other parts of CNN Editorial, from verticals to global news gathering. They curate the content on CNN’s mobile homepage and on CNN’s core mobile app. Interns will plan, program and package all kinds of CNN content on our platforms, including relevant images, graphics, and other interactive elements to enhance stories.
  • LA Newssource Intern (Los Angeles) — Interns will be video loggin, assisting producers on shoots, training to write for air and assisting in the studio when needed. They participate in various newsroom and production activities.

NBC & Telemundo (Boston)

  • News Intern — Interns may be placed in any number of NBC units and roles, including studio production, field production, lifestyle and entertainment programming, consumer and investigative units or local reporting.
  • Digital Intern — Responsibilities include writing stories, creating photo galleries, cutting video from the shows, posting to our social media channels and even occasionally going out in the field to provide social media coverage of station events.
  • Telemundo News Intern — An internship with Telemundo Boston is a great opportunity for driven students to take their skill set to the next level. The internship will provide interns an opportunity to transition from college students to real-life professionals from the day-to-day challenges. This is a rigorous program designed exclusively for students who are eager and ready to learn from our industry professionals.


Did we miss any? Send internship information to SPLC reporter Cory Dawson by email or at 202-974-6318. Follow him on Twitter at @Dawson_and_Co.

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