Saturday, March 24, 2007

Cool internships

I know the journalism minors are supposed to find their own internships. But if they navigated their way to this page, I think that qualifies! Besides, I talked to a number of students this week who were interested in magazines, travel writing and food writing, and we Googled some interesting trailheads for internships in those fields. Send me more if you know of them.

(Deadline for application listed first.)

Summer internships

(Nov. 1) Dow Jones -- fairly prestigious, 10 weeks, paid. They pick what newspaper you go to.
(Early Nov.) Austin American-Statesman -- Paid, with free housing, and you get real assignments. They're flexible with letting people try different fields too -- reporting, editing, photo, graphics. Our interns usually have a blast (I've worked with the program before). You don't have to be a senior.

Non-newspaper category

(March 1) Wiley & Sons Publishing -- I don't know much about the company, but they publish Frommer's travel guides and their internship is supposed to be a Princeton Review Top 100 program. Interns can work in a number of fields including editorial.
(Sept. 26; March 7) Southern Living -- Paid. Hiring every six months. Most interns work in Birmingham, Ala. You don't have to be a senior, and you can also do the program up to a year after graduation (my thought: build up resume, then get a better entry-level position somewhere else than you might have otherwise!)
(March) Discovery Communications -- Runs the Travel Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, more. They have an internship program and I have a call out for more info. But all I did was Google their offices and start calling numbers -- you can do the same thing.