The Deseret News opinion team is continuously looking for talented seasonal student interns to assist in editing opinion content, writing op-eds and publishing opinion stories online.
We are especially interested in interns who have a background in editing. We prefer interns who have previously published opinion content or are familiar with editorial writing.
Internships are paid and are approximately three to four months (one semester) in duration. Internships for winter semester typically start in January and end in May.
Interns will work with their supervisor to determine exact starting and ending dates, as well as weekly work schedules. If time off during the semester is needed, that must be coordinated in advance with the supervisor.
- Screen and edit guest commentaries and letters to the editor.
- Assist editors in scheduling opinion content for online publishing throughout the day.
- Work with editors to contribute content for the Deseret News National Edition.
- Write and publish thoughtful and engaging opinion pieces and opinion roundups as circumstances and experience allow.
- Advanced editing and writing abilities.
- A healthy grasp of local and national current events.
- Familiarity with AP style (a willingness to learn will also suffice).
- Ability to meet daily deadlines.
Along with your application, please include the following:
- A resume
- A cover letter
- A sample of opinion writing
Pay: Deseret News internships pay $10.00 per hour.
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.
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.
The 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.