Signal Internship Center

Qualifications:
Applicants must be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree, and enrolled in a for-credit class to be eligible. Applicants must also be eligible to work in the U.S. Graduates are not eligible unless enrolled in a for-credit class.

Applicants for the visual journalism and most reporting internships must have a valid driver’s license and access to a car in good working condition. Photojournalism applicants must provide their own equipment in good working condition.

Video applicants are strongly encouraged to provide their own equipment. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists.

Previous journalism experience is preferred, and applicants are required to submit recent work samples. Internships are unpaid.

Internships Offered:

  • News Reporting
  • Sports Reporting
  • Video Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Social Media/Digital Marketing

Internship lengths can vary, but are generally around 10 weeks or a total of 60 credit hours.

Deadlines:

  • Summer: May 30 (start date: June 20)
  • Fall: Aug 30 (start date: Sept. 20)
  • Winter: Nov 30 (start date: Jan. 10)
  • Spring: Jan 30. (start date: March 10)

Start dates are flexible. Finalists may be contacted for Skype and/or in-person interviews. Accepted applicants will be chosen and informed of acceptance no more than 30 days after the deadline for each quarter.

Applicants for photo internships are required to provide their own equipment; no pool equipment is available. A basic kit should include: DSLR camera body, wide angle lens, telephoto lens (70-200mm), memory cards, laptop equipped with photo editing program such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, or Aperture, and card reader.

Applicants for video internships are strongly encouraged to provide their own equipment, however, it is not required; some pool equipment is available. A basic kit should include: DSLR or other video camera, LAV microphone and battery pack (wired or wireless), shotgun mic, laptop equipped with video editing program such as Adobe Premiere, FinalCut, or iMovie.