*Because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, through August 2020, BYU policy requires that all internships be completed remotely. Students will need to work with internship providers to set up remote work. We do not yet know if this requirement will be extended for Fall 2020. Contact the English internship coordinator if you are looking at doing an internship this summer or fall or if you have other questions about the remote requirement. (trina_harding@byu.edu).

Application deadline: July 26, 2020, 11:55 PM. Estimated salary: $10.00/hr.

If you are an up-and-coming digital news innovator, Deseret News wants you to join our internship program.
The ideal candidate will write short briefs, articles, roundups and link-off pieces about daily trending news. Monitoring social media, major news outlets, digital news websites and aggregation platforms is a requirement of the position. The goal is for your articles to be seen by as many eyes as possible by identifying the right audience and story topic.
Deseret News internships are paid ($10/hour) and last approximately four months (one semester) in duration. Full-time (40 hours per week) and part-time (16-24 hours per week) internships are available with Deseret News with some flexibility to work with class schedules. Internships for Summer semester typically start in May and end in August (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. 

This internship will challenge you to:

  • Write news content that informs and engrosses users and keeps them coming back
  • Develop skills in digital news gathering, attribution and writing
  • Find and attract users who are engaged by our content
  • Contribute to a team that is gaining national attention for digital innovation

You are the right fit if you have:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Video editing experience
  • A passion for news and online journalism
  • An active social media presence
  • An affinity for our mission and values of Deseret Management Companies http://www.deseretmanagement.com/our-mission/.

DeseretNews.com internships pay $10.00 per hour.
Now What?
Fill out our online application and attach at least 2-3 writing samples.

Apply via BYU’s Handshake at

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