These paid fall journalism internships are open now!

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Every month, the Student Press Law Center publishes a list of paid journalism internships. Here are a bunch of fall internship opportunities that are still accepting applications. Did we miss any? Send an email to SPLC reporter Ginny Bixby to get internship information added.

August 1

Slate (New York)

  • Editorial Internship — Candidates for the New York editorial internship must be available to work in Slate’s Brooklyn office up to 40 hours per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in the arts, and be very familiar with Slate’s Culture section. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. Strong writing and editing skills are required. 

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Washington, D.C.)

  • Communications/Journalism Internship — Interns will write about media law issues for the Reporters Committee’s website, support content creation for our social media channels and monthly newsletter, contribute to ongoing research, and help maintain key resources. Interns will also have opportunities to interact with and learn about free press issues from journalists, media lawyers, and policymakers through seminars, court hearings, and congressional hearings, as well as visits to newsrooms and government agencies.

August 2

National Press Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

  • Fall Internship — NPF is looking for a candidate with an interest and/or background in journalism and social media who is willing to take on diverse projects. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain quality, hands-on work experience and to be an integral part of our small staff. Applicants should be aware that this position involves a variety of administrative tasks. The intern should be self-motivated and eager to take the initiative and should think creatively about the best way to execute each task.

Northern Virginia Magazine (Chantilly, Va.)

  • Editorial Internship — Northern Virginia Magazine, a lifestyle glossy covering one of the country’s most affluent regions, offers a hands-on, paid internship for enthusiastic students looking to gain real-life experience in the magazine industry. Responsibilities include fact-checking, story research, writing, pitching and transcribing, among other as-needed tasks. We are a monthly magazine with a strong online presence and interns will have the opportunity to work on both print and digital. 

August 9

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.

August 16

WNYC/New York Public Radio (New York)

  • Fall Internships — NYPR internships are designed to be a learning experience for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills. Our interns do meaningful work across a variety of shows and departments, are an integral part of the team, and assist with all aspects of work. Over the course of the internship term, interns can learn a variety of skills, including reporting, editing, production, field recording, digital audio editing, taping, Pro Tools, mixing promos, planning live events, research and more. 

Rolling Applications 

Chicago Magazine

  • Editorial Fellowship Chicago magazine’s editorial department seeks motivated, enthusiastic journalism students and recent graduates to help with fact checking and story research. Interns are also encouraged to pitch ideas and write for various sections of the magazine.

International Center for Journalists (Washington, D.C.)

  • Programs Internship — The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for our programs department. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in how international programs are run through tasks that involve coordinating travel logistics, maintaining databases, conducting due diligence, tracking finances, monitoring and evaluating projects, communicating impact through the Web and social media, researching media innovation for project development and other administrative tasks.
  • IJNet Communications Internship — The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a part-time, paid intern for the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), ICFJ’s online publication focused on journalism tips, tools and opportunities. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and internship dates are flexible. The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in digital publishing and international journalism through tasks that involve managing social media, designing and coordinating engagement activities, tracking analytics and evaluating audience growth. Interns will also have the opportunity to contribute written and multimedia content for publishing on the website.

No Posted Deadline 

CBS News (Various locations)

  • Fall Internship — The CBS News Internship Program offers exciting opportunities for college students who are currently enrolled in a 4-year university, have achieved junior status and are interested in pursuing a career in journalism or broadcasting. 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.

Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

  • Opinion Section Internship — The Deseret News opinion team is continuously looking for talented seasonal student interns to assist in editing opinion content, writing op-eds and publishing opinion stories online.

Quanta Magazine (New York)

  • Fall Writing Internship — Quanta Magazine is looking for a motivated writing intern for the fall of 2019. This is an outstanding opportunity for a beginning science journalist to dive into physics, mathematics, biology and computer science while developing writing, researching, fact checking and general editorial skills.

WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)

  • Multimedia Journalism Internship — is seeking an intern who will produce and publish multimedia reports – stories, podcasts, videos, social media — with a focus on finding new angles or sidebars to spot news, illuminating stories that are trending and evergreen features. Will interact with and be coached by television, radio and digital professionals for a complete view of possible careers in media.

Democracy Fund (Washington, D.C.)

  • Public Square Program Internship — The Public Square Program focuses on vibrant media and citizen engagement by supporting innovations and institutions that help people better understand and participate in the democratic process. We’re looking for candidates with experience in journalism, communications, and/or civic innovation who are passionate about the future of journalism and making our political system more effective. A successful candidate believes that media plays a critical role in the public square, and believes that all communities should have access to the news and information they need to participate fully in our democracy.

Spectrum News (Various locations)

  • Fall Internships — From interview through program completion, we offer a competitive and exciting learning experience which will position you to get a foot in the door for future news/sports journalism and production opportunities.  Our for-credit Internship will provide you with experiential learning in a professional setting that integrates what you have learned in the classroom. The experience of being a Spectrum Networks Intern will provide you with valuable experiences in news and sports, and will also allow you to develop your professional skills.  You will expand your network, build upon your current resume, and will do so all while having fun! Upon the successful completion of the program you will earn a stipend as a thank you for participating in our program.

Broadway News (New York)

  • Journalism Internship — Broadway News is seeking qualified journalism interns for Fall 2019. The intern reports to the Editor in Chief, with tasks including fact-checking, proofreading and background research for articles. 

Mansion Global (New York)

  • Fall Editorial Internship — Mansion Global, the premier destination for news, analysis and trend stories on the luxury residential market worldwide, is seeking an editorial intern for the Fall 2019. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to writing news stories and reblogs on the luxury real estate market, fact-checking, research, transcribing and building posts in WordPress.

Telemundo 20 (San Diego)

  • Fall News & Digital Intern — NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 San Diego Internships provide students with real world experience and exposure to working in television industry. (New York)

  • Fall Internship — is looking for interns for fall. Depending upon the department, interns can be News or Features focused, but all are thoughtful in breaking news situations – able to think and act quickly to file copy and interview witnesses on the scene. The ideal candidates are meticulous, detail-minded journalists and self-motivated team players with endless ideas about online storytelling. Pluses: You are comfortable taking photos, as well as shooting and cutting social videos. Interns work out of amNewYork’s midtown office and in the field. 

NBC4 LA (Los Angeles)

  • Digital Journalism Fall Internship — The NBCUniversal Internship Program is an experience like no other. We offer diversity of opportunities, with unique internships across our iconic portfolio of brands. Through unparalleled access to the best in the business, hands-on training & one-of-a-kind networking events, our interns have the chance to influence change. Our interns are ambitious, innovative and savvy; they shape the way we do things. Here you can contribute as content creators, problem solvers & innovators. Here you can learn the power and possibilities of media and technology. Here you can go far. The Digital Journalism Internship Program is an opportunity for driven students to take their skill set to the next level. This is a rigorous program designed exclusively for students who already have a mastery of reporting, writing and AP style who are ready to learn more.

CNN (Washington, D.C.)

  • Newsgathering Fall Internship — Newsgathering Interns will learn how CNN plans stories and orchestrates live breaking news coverage and daily programming. Interns will shadow and assist coverage managers, assignment editors, beat leaders, producers, live producers, photojournalists and news assistants. 
  • Fall Internship — Interns will learn how to operate as a reporter in a fast-paced breaking news environment, writing up quick stories on the news of the moment and working with CNN digital editors. They’ll also have the opportunity to pitch original content and share bylines with some of the most famous reporters in Washington, writing on everything from the White House to Congress and the 2020 race.
  • Investigative Unit Fall Internship — The Special Investigations intern will specifically shadow and observe Investigative Unit producers, video editors, and others involved in reporting and producing investigations out of CNN’s Washington D.C. Bureau. The intern will learn how to conduct research, assist in production, assist in reporting stories, and help develop stories for investigations that will appear across CNN’s shows and platforms, including on-line at CNN’s award-winning, widely seen news site, The intern will also assist with video and photo research and whenever possible accompany producers on shoots in the field in the Washington D.C. area.

ABC News 

  • Transportation/Agencies Reporting Internship (Washington, D.C.) — Work under the direction of the unit producers, assist with researching stories, setting up interviews, pitching story ideas, logging hearings or press conferences, and occasionally assisting out in the field on shoots, assist the correspondents with day-of-air stories and long-term projects
  • Justice/Investigative Unit Internship (Washington, D.C.) — Work under the direction of the unit producers, assist with researching stories, setting up interviews, pitching story ideas, logging tapes, and occasionally assisting out in the field on shoots, assist the correspondents with day-of-air stories and long-term projects 
  • “This Week” D.C. Bureau Production Internship (Washington, D.C.) —  As an intern with “This Week” you are an integral part of the editorial team. Some of your responsibilities may include: Contributing ideas during editorial pitch meetings, curating background research for headliner interviews and roundtable segments, transcribing prerecorded interviews, supporting with live show production on Sunday mornings, including guest greeting, publishing digital stories summarizing headliner interviews after the show
  • “World News Tonight” Production Internship (New York) — Interns will be responsible for supporting all aspects of productions, conducting video and editorial research, logging tape and sourcing and clearing video, pitching stories and booking interviews, assisting with the administrative duties of the office
  • Specialized Units Production/Reporting Internship (New York) — Interns will be responsible for digitizing and logging content, researching and writing news stories, assisting in booking, pitching original story ideas and researching characters, various administrative duties including sensitive show information

FiveThirtyEight (New York)

  • Sports Data Reporting Internship — Aspiring journalists will have the chance to pitch their own stories and collaborate with the best reporters and editors in data journalism as a member of our Sports team. The internship will be a mix of writing, research and data-mining, and fact-checking.

Washington Monthly (Washington, D.C)

  • Fall Editorial Internship — The Washington Monthly is looking for thoughtful, creative, driven interns. We have a small staff that produces big stories, so expect to work closely with editors on our website and bimonthly print magazine. This is not a place where interns fetch coffee and observe journalism from the sidelines; you’ll be expected to research and fact check stories, pitch your own stories for the site, and help manage our social media accounts.

Did we miss any? Send internship information to SPLC reporter Ginny Bixby by email at or at 202-974-6318. Follow her on Twitter at @Ginny_Bixby.

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