The Dispatch will interview up to 12 OSU students for its internship program. Lemme know if you are interested.
Below is info on the NY Times internship. Both are PAID!!!
Summer Internship Program 2011
The New York Times offers 10-week summer internships to college seniors and graduate students who have decided on careers in journalism.
The Times began the program in 1984. In its first 17 years, it was aimed at members of minority groups who, because of race or ethnicity, had been historically excluded from opportunities in America’s newspaper industry. While the internships are now open to all applicants, the program remains as an integral part of The Times’s commitment to recruit and hire as diverse and as highly qualified a staff as possible.
The Times offers a summer of demanding work and high journalistic standards in reporting and in visual journalism, and it offers copy-editing internships with placement by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, and an online producing internship at nytimes.com.
The reporting interns in New York are called the James Reston Reporting Fellows and the reporting internship in Washington, D.C., is named the David Rosenbaum Reporting Fellow.
The visual journalism program, covering graphics, art design, page design and photography, is called the Thomas Morgan Internship. The copy editing internship program is coordinated through the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Copy Editing program.
The digital internship is at the headquarters building working with producers and editors at NYTimes.com
James Reston Reporting Fellowships
David E. Rosenbaum Reporting Internship in Washington, D.C.
Thomas Morgan Internships in Visual Journalism
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Editing Internship
Salary for all four internships: About $900 a week. Housing is available on the New York University campus for about $850 monthly.
James Reston — called Scotty by virtually everyone who knew him – spent 50 years at The Times, as a columnist, Washington correspondent and, ultimately, executive editor. Among the most influential journalist of his generation, he won two Pulitzer Prizes. He was also a talent scout of prodigious capacity, hiring and training some of The Times’s best-known journalists. He died in 1995 at the age of 86.
Interns are assigned to various news departments, typically, metro, education, business and sports. They get reporting assignments and bylines on their stories. The internship includes four days in Washington, D.C., on a behind-the-scenes tour of the capital and the Washington bureau.
Four college students are selected as James Reston Reporting Fellows. We consider only seniors or graduate students who have had at least one previous summer internship on a daily newspaper.
The most competitive candidates have usually had two or three previous internships, with a variety of clips showing breaking news, analysis and excellence in feature writing.
The first week of the fellowship involves orientation to New York City and the newsroom.
Beginning with the second week, the Reston Fellows start work in a section that reflects their skills and area of interest — business, sports, science or City Weekly, for example — to report and write stories under the guidance of an editor or senior reporter serving as mentor. Fellows are eligible for bylines.
Some stories are assigned, but fellows are encouraged to come up with their own ideas. They also participate in workshops with ranking editors, foreign correspondents and other reporters. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the fellows to stretch their journalistic skills with the help of some of the best reporters and editors in the country.
At the end of the 10-week program, the Reston Fellows will spend four days getting a behind-the-scenes look at the people and institutions that make up official Washington. The visit will be hosted by the Reston family and editors and reporters in the Washington bureau.
Applicants for the reporting fellowships should send a cover letter, resume and eight to ten newswriting samples from daily newspapers and/or other supporting materials.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 15, 2010
Note: No applications postmarked after the deadline will be accepted.
All application material should be sent to:
Dana Canedy, Senior Editor
The New York Times
620 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10018
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
No telephone calls, please.