Apply now to these fall 2020 paid journalism internships


Every month the Student Press Law Center publishes a list of paid journalism internships. Many newsrooms, including NPR, The Boston Globe and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, have canceled their summer 2020 internships, according to Poynter

Here are some fall internships that are accepting applications. Due to COVID-19, the status of the programs are subject to change.

Know of a paid journalism internship not on our list? Send internship information to Danielle Dieterich at

July 1

Slate – Slate is hiring interns to work in their Washington D.C. office between 20 and 40 hours per week. Interns will help with research, assist with the Dear Prudence live chat and write for the Slatest and Future Tense verticals. 

August 1

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press – Reporters Committee is hiring college students and recent college graduates who are interested in media law issues. Interns will write for the Reporters Committee website, support content creation for social media channels and monthly newsletter, contribute to ongoing research and help maintain key resources. 

Rolling Deadline

Chicago MagazineChicago magazine is seeking journalism students and recent graduates to join their editorial department. Interns will help with fact checking and story research. They will also be encouraged to pitch ideas and write for various sections of the magazine.

No Listed Deadline

Deseret NewsDeseret News is a Utah-based news organization hiring full-time college students for their four-month long internship program. Interns will focus on daily Utah news stories, projects and features. Interns will also get occasional opportunities for broadcast reporting.

Bloomberg News – Bloomberg is seeking interns to report on markets, companies, economies and governments. Interns will be responsible for pitching and writing enterprise stories, conducting exclusive interviews and collaborating with other media platforms. 

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