Internships and Fellowships at the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com

In the Fall and Spring Semesters, Philadelphia Media Network offers part-time internships. Unless otherwise noted, during the academic year, each intern will work 15 hours a week, preferably in two 7.5-hour shifts to be arranged by the student with his or her supervisor. Pay starting with the Spring 2019 semester is $12/hr. The shifts may include night and weekend work.

DEADLINES

Aug. 1 for the Fall. Nov. 30 for the Spring.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS (Not all internships will be offered in each semester):

 Reporter:

  • Reports and writes news, business, sports and/or feature stories for print and online. Interns will contribute to sections with a heavy component of interactive, multimedia and web-based journalism. Interns may be assigned to the Sports, Power and Policy, News Features, Features and Entertainment, Business, or Health desks depending upon their background and interests. Duties may include covering breaking news, meetings, events and news conferences, writing obituaries, and localizing national stories. They also will be expected to contribute various multimedia components to the website.
  • Sports interns will cover high school, college and general assignment events on deadline, so applicants must have a car. Note: One Sports internship is available primarily covering Penn State football for the fall.
  • Regions interns may be assigned to work from the offices in Conshohocken or Cherry Hill, so applicants must have access to a car.
  • We ask reporting candidates to state if they will have access to a car in their cover letters. Though, please note that reporting interns are not required to have a car.

Photo Journalist:

Takes news and sports photographs and produces multimedia stories for print and online.

Suggested skills:

  • Multimedia skills and familiarity with digital photography, video journalism and editing software.
  • Ability to shoot, edit and transmit photos and videos from location.
  • Access to a car and a valid driver's license are required.

Page Production:

Edits copy, writes headlines and photo captions, proofreads, can do page design.

Suggested skills:

  • Knowledge of style, grammar and content, and ability to write accurate headlines and captions consistent in tone with the story.
  • Ability to maintain a flow of copy and headlines and to meet deadlines is critical.
  • High proficiency in grammar and knowledge of newspaper style such as the AP Stylebook.
  • Candidates must pass an editing test.
  • A car is not required.

Audience Development:

Assist with community management efforts. Monitor social media scheduled for topical channels. Social media influencer identification, list building, and viral story lookout. Organize and draft best practice and training materials under the supervision of experienced staffers. Help identify under-served audiences and their needs, specifically in the millennial demographic.

  • Note: We would prefer an intern who can work more than 15 hours/week for our Audience team.

Suggested skills:

  • Ability to write—well and quickly.
  • A strong understanding of the social web and apps.
  • Ability to balance a fast-paced working environment with the need for precision.
  • Tech savvy, and up-to-date with all the latest trends.

Videographe:

Takes and edits news, sports and entertainment videos and assists in the production of multimedia presentations.

Suggested skills:

  • Video, lighting and audio production skills and familiarity with editing programs like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.
  • Knowledge of newspaper style.
  • Access to a car and a valid driver's license are required.

Requirements:

Each intern applicant must be an enrolled student -- preference is given to juniors and seniors.

Applicants should possess the following skills:

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Adherence to journalistic ethics.
  • Knowledge of newspaper style.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Previous journalism experience strongly preferred

Applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • Work samples, including: 3 to 5 clips, link to online portfolio (for applicable photo/video candidates), headline clips (for print production candidates)

 

To Apply: Please apply here; include your cover letter and resume in one document and upload it in the area of the application that asks for your resume. You may include links to your work where indicated on the application or paste relevant samples there instead.

 

For questions, contact David Sullivan at 215-854-2357 between 2-6 p.m. Mon-Fri