Oklahoma News Foundation Summer Internships

Employer Oklahoma Press Association
Location Not specified
Type Internship
Apply by February 22, 2021
More details https://okpress.com/page/internships
Posted on December 21, 2020


At least 17 newspapers will receive funding to host a paid intern in summer 2021. The program promotes the value of working at Oklahoma newspapers and benefits students as they begin their professional careers.

The program is made possible by a grant from the Inasmuch Foundation.


To receive an ONF paid internship, students must be:
a)  A U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
b)  Enrolled in a U.S. college or university
c)  Majoring in journalism, advertising or an equivalent degree program
d)  Enrolled full time as a sophomore, junior or senior during the 2020-21 academic year
e)  Demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism


Interns work between 30 and 40 hours per week for at least seven to eight weeks. The internship salary is $10.00 per hour for 280 hours with salary funding provided by ONF. Hosting newspapers are instructed to distribute internship salary as part of regular staff payroll.

Application Process:

Complete an application and submit the following documents:

a)  Resume’ listing your work experience and academic achievements.
b)  Three samples of your journalistic work showing a demonstrated ability in reporting, editing, page design, photography, ad design or ad sales.
c)  Personal photo (optional). Headshot or head/torso, at least 200 dpi


Student applications should be submitted or postmarked no later than February 22, 2021.