Wisconsin Watch Spring 2021 Internship

Employer Wisconsin Watch | Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Location Remote
Type Internship
Apply by December 4, 2020
More details https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2020/11/were-hiring-spring-2021-reporting-intern-sought-for-wisconsin
Posted on November 20, 2020


Wisconsin Watch, the award-winning newsroom of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, is seeking applicants for an investigative reporting internship beginning Jan. 25, 2021 and working 10 to 20 hours a week through the end of the semester.

The reporting intern will produce investigative stories and may also use additional skills such as photography and data analysis and visualization. This internship may be extended for a full year based on interest and performance.

Eligibility is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at the time of application in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the independent nonpartisan and nonprofit Center is based. (December 2020 graduates are eligible to apply.)

Pay for the internship is $12.50 an hour. The part-time schedule is flexible, between 10 and 20 hours per week during the academic year, with the possibility of increasing to full-time in the summer.

Interns are expected to work remotely until further notice because of COVID-19 restrictions. Some travel around Wisconsin may be required. A laptop is required.

To apply for a reporting internship, applicants must submit the following in electronic form to Managing Editor Dee J. Hall at reportingintern@wisconsinwatch.org:
• One-page letter describing why you should be selected for the position.
• Resume including work and journalistic experience, awards, GPA and three references.
• Up to five examples of published or broadcast work. Students who want to do photos, videos or other multimedia should provide portfolios.
• One story pitch, no longer than three paragraphs. A pitch is not a topic. It should summarize the story in a single sentence, and explain who is affected by the situation, why the public should care and how you plan to get it done.

Click here to learn more.

The application deadline is Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CST.