The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY partners with employers to create exclusive paid summer internships for graduate students in newsrooms across the country and abroad.
Our students come ready to work with a specialization in at least one media format — print, video, broadcast TV, documentary, photo, audio or data journalism. Students in our Bilingual Journalism program are trained to cover and write for Latinx audiences. Our Engagement Journalism program turns out reporters with skills in social news gathering and verification, connecting with underserved populations, crowdsourcing, social media tools, design thinking, product development and more.
Media companies commit to pay interns at least NYC minimum wage ($15/hr) for 280 hours or 8 weeks between June 1 and August 18 (total of $4,200 for the summer). For non-profit news organizations that are unable to support a paid intern, the school has a 1:1 stipend match program for a limited number of newsrooms. If your organization is accepted into the program, the Newmark J-School will match your $2,100 contribution. Each intern you select will work 280 hours, receive a $4,200 stipend from the school and earn three credit hours toward their master's degree.
That money is passed on to our students interning each summer; the J-School doesn't retain any of it. Your contribution to this impact-focused solution helps guarantee equitable, paid summer internships to all of our students -- 50% of whom identify as being from an underrepresented group -- and fosters diversity in the media industry.
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Link to your organization
What is your organization's ownership?
If other, note here:
What is your annual organizational budget?
Less than $2 million
Between $2 million and $10 million
Between $10 million and $25 million
More than $25 million
Are you a member of any of the following journalist organizations?
Center for Community Media (CCM)
Institute for Nonprofit News (INN)
Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION)
Local Media Association (LMA)
National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA)
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia
The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP)
How many people are employed by your news organization?
Does the staff of your organization and/or governing board reflect the diversity of your community? If not, how are you actively trying to address the gap?
Do you have an employee resource group, such as a diversity committee?
What are the demographics of your audience?
What are the demographics of your community?
Do you have a paid internship program in place?
Can you pay a Newmark J-School intern at least $15 per hour or $4,200 for the summer?
Yes, we can pay the full $15/hour or $4,200 for the summer
No, we do not have the budget to pay $4,200 for the summer and would like to be considered for the stipend match ($2,100)
No, we do not have the budget to pay $4200 for the summer and would like to be considered for an alternate amount of funding (indicate amount at bottom).
Number of interns you can host and pay.
Application link or detailed job description including responsibilities, qualifications and skills:
Internship best suited for subject concentration (check all that apply)
Arts & Culture ReportingAudio JournalismBilingual JournalismBusiness & Economics ReportingData JournalismEngagement JournalismFeature/Long- form Reporting & WritingHealth & Science ReportingInternational ReportingInvestigative ReportingUrban ReportingVisual Journalism
Physical address of internship
Remote work allowed.
Will interns be paired with mentors for coaching and guidance during the internship, beyond day-to-day instruction?
Have you previously hosted a Newmark J-School intern?
Is there anything we should know about your program?