Intern Reporter-Summer

Employer Idaho Statesman
Location Boise, ID
Type Internship
Apply by February 1, 2022
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Posted on January 3, 2022


We’re looking for smart, curious self-starters who are interested in picking up professional experience in news reporting.

We offer two paid internship positions where an intern is expected to work 37.5 hours a week for 10-12 weeks. The application deadline for the 2022 paid summer internship position is Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.

Join the Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID) in the summer as an intern and gain practical education, professional experience and have a great time working alongside reporters and editors in our newsroom.

You will work on stories, be assigned a mentor, and hear from your peers about the ever-changing world of journalism.

Our company: The Idaho Statesman is one of 30 news organizations in McClatchy. We’re a Boise-based news and information company, with our newspaper, website and other products on different delivery platforms. We primarily serve the Treasure Valley region. We are an award-winning organization with a reputation for accuracy, fairness, credibility and civic purpose. Our investigations bring about change. Our community involvement touches readers. Our news imperatives bring them information fast and truthfully.

Our goals are many. First is to educate and train aspiring journalists in the principles and rigors of their desired profession. Second is to bring new voices to our newsroom to give us fresh perspectives. Third is to put you to work — you will write stories. Fourth, to develop talent. We are surveying and assessing future journalists either to fill jobs or to recommend to our colleagues in other news organizations around the nation. Our interns have moved on to become reporters, editors and publishers — including our current editor.

Application should include a resume, cover letter and 3 to 5 of your best published writing samples.

Qualifications include: The ability to write quickly, accurately and well; Solid news judgment; Driven, with an instinctive grasp of what will engage your audience; A deep grasp of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms; A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy; A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.