Summer 2021 The Dallas Morning News Internship Program

Employer The Dallas Morning News
Location Dallas, TX
Type Internship
Apply by October 30, 2020
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Posted on September 15, 2020


The Dallas Morning News, Texas’ leading newspaper, offers internships in local news, business, features, editorial, audience, sports, photography, copy editing and digital design/data. Internships are also available in political reporting at our Washington, D.C., bureau and at our Spanish-language publication, Al Día.

Applicants must be enrolled in college and working toward a degree (associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate), or they may have graduated within six months of the internship start date. Previous daily newspaper experience is requested. All applications must include a cover letter, résumé and three telephone references. Additional materials are required to apply for specific positions. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

College internships are full time for 10 to 12 weeks, and interns are paid $15 an hour for a 40-hour work week. Interns should have a car in good working condition.

The standard work week is Monday-Friday, but some weekend, night and holiday shifts may be required. The sports internship takes place in the fall. Summer interns are expected to attend brown bag sessions, an intern bus tour, the intern reception and the publisher’s luncheon.

The Dallas Morning News usually informs applicants of a decision by Jan. 1. Once the applicant agrees to accept the internship and abide by the stated requirements, The News expects the intern to fulfill all elements of the agreement, including agreed upon start/end dates and pay.

Job Day-To-Day:
The internship program at The Dallas Morning News is one of the best in the country. We pride ourselves on treating our interns like full-time staffers from their first day, giving them crucial experience and insight into a journalist’s career and daily responsibilities.

The interns’ summer starts with a much-anticipated daylong bus tour of the city with one of our celebrated columnists, who’s lived in Dallas his whole life. Newsroom members also lead sessions on backgrounding story subjects, social media savvy and other critical skills for journalists in an ever-changing industry. Interns also have the chance to interact with members of senior leadership through one-on-one chats with the editor and managing editor, and a lunch with the publisher.

Interns will be assigned to report, write, photograph and edit stories for publication in print and online under their own names. They will be held to the same journalistic standards, quality guidelines and ethics as full-time staffers, including adherence to professional decorum in dress, promptness and courtesy.

Interns are expected to have a basic knowledge of AP style and be able to use social media in their work. The ability to speak another language would be helpful, and familiarity with digital media is required.

Click here to apply.

Application Deadline—October 30, 2020.