The News Division of the Deseret News is looking for talented seasonal student intern reporters. The internships offer students a distinctive journalism experience unlike any other. The News Division is a unique newsroom where TV, radio, print and web reporters work together in an environment that provides news content for five different media platforms.
These full-time internships for college students focus on daily Utah news stories, projects and features for Deseret News, DeseretNews.com and KSL.com with occasional opportunities available for broadcast reporting for those interested. The four-month (the length of a school semester) internship is a full-time paid position. The internships provide invaluable experience for journalism and communications students.
Internships for fall semester typically start in late August and early September and end in December. (All in conjunction with school semesters).Interns will work with their supervising editors to determine exact starting and ending dates, and weekly work schedules. If time off during the semester is needed, that must be coordinated well in advance with the supervising editor.
In order to be considered for one of these internships, you must include with your application:1) a cover letter,2) a resume, and3) published news writing samples (cannot be class papers). You may attach as many documents as you’d like to the online application.
Students must have a car and are reimbursed for mileage. Skills necessary:
Writing that is engaging, thoughtful, informative and rigorous
Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
Training in journalism or other writing experience involving critical/analytical thinking
Knowledge of current events
Ability to take regular feedback and work with editors in a professional environment
Ability to write on deadline and take assignments on short notice
Pay DeseretNews.com internships pay $10.00 per hour.
Our Team You will join an energetic group of digital innovators who care deeply about Utah, journalism and the 168-year legacy of the Deseret News. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we are serious about working together to grow our business.
Our Mission The best part of working at the Deseret News — aside from having great colleagues — is to fulfill an inspiring mission: To be trusted sources of light and truth influencing hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Our CompanyThe Deseret News is the oldest news organization in Utah and the longest continuously operating company in the Beehive State. It is a subsidiary of the Deseret Management Corporation, whose other media companies include Deseret Digital Media, Deseret Book, Bonneville International and Boncom.