Special Academic Opportunities

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Internship

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund offers annual summer internships in business reporting, newspaper copy editing and sports copy editing. With support from Yahoo! News, the Fund will offer 12 online editing internships. Each program provides free pre-internship training seminars on college campuses and weekly salaries starting at $350 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns who return to college full-time the following fall will receive $1,000 scholarships from the Fund.


Online Editing Program.In the Online Editing Program, juniors, seniors and graduate students (applicants must have achieved this status by Nov. 1, 2008, the application postmark deadline) work as editors for media companies with news Web sites. They will attend training at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

Newspaper Copy Editing Program. Interns work as news copy editors at daily newspapers. Those selected as newspaper editors attend the Centers for Editing Excellence at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., taught by Dr. Edward Trayes; University of Central Florida, Orlando, taught by Dr. Rick Kenney; University of Missouri, Columbia, taught by Brian Brooks; San Jose State University, taught by Dr. William Tillinghast; Pennsylvania State University, taught by Dr. Marie Hardin; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, taught by George W. Cloud, and University of Texas at Austin, taught by S. Griffin Singer.

Sports Copy Editing Program. Interns, who will work on sports copy desks at daily newspapers, attend training at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, taught by Dr. Charlyne Berens.

The Business Reporting Program. This internship is specifically intended for sophomores, juniors and seniors (applicants must have achieved this status by Nov. 1, 2008, the application postmark deadline). These interns cover business and consumer news at daily newspapers and news services. They attend a one-week training seminar at New York University's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication in Manhattan.

All interns are paid regular wages by the news organizations that hire them.  Applicants for some of these internships must t take a one-hour controlled editing test. 


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

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