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Journalism Internships in New York

New York is one of the world’s premier destinations if you want to pursue a career in the media. And internships in journalism in New York are the perfect way to experience what it’s like to work in such a fast-paced and demanding sector. They give interns the opportunity to work on real stories alongside veteran reporters. Plus, the city is home to some of the world’s biggest and most influential newspapers, like the New York Times. Really, it has everything a journalist could ask for.

Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including

Responsibilities at our journalism internships in New York may include:

  • Writing press releases and publishing blogs
  • Pitching stories to media outlets
  • Researching hot topics and interviewing people to collect facts
Responsibilities at our journalism internships in New York may include:

Internships in Journalism in New York

Here are just a few examples of roles our journalism interns have taken on before.

  1. Broadcasting

    Journalism is a wide-ranging field that incorporates a lot of different mediums. Broadcast Journalists research, write, and pitch new stories and segments that appear on TV, radio, and online. Interns are often tasked with researching stories for senior journalists, verifying facts, and identifying potential interviewees. However, you may also be given the opportunity to pitch your own stories.

  2. Print

    Newspaper journalists report on a range of different topics, including politics, sports, and science. Depending on the news desk, interns may gain experience of what it’s like to cover local, national, or international issues in the press. Responsibilities in each case vary, but you can generally expect to be answering the phone in response to breaking news, attending events alongside senior journalists, and drafting copy for filler stories. 

  3. Publishing

    Strong editorial skills are always highly sought after in the field of journalism. Some publishing interns focus on this side of things, like creating social media posts for example. Others are tasked with sourcing photos and illustrations, researching current publishing trends, and corresponding with contributors.

  4. Social Media

    In today’s digital world, most people read the news on their phone. Many people rely on push notifications from their favorite outlets’ apps, or click through platforms like Twitter or Facebook for trending articles. No matter where you are in the world, the power of social media in journalism is undeniable. Interns learn about social media ethics, how to turn long news stories into digestible content, and how to most effectively reach their target audience.

  5. Public Relations

    Public relations specialists are in high demand across the board. Interns gain experience managing how companies are perceived by the general public. PR roles are closely associated with branding and promotions, as PR professionals must leverage their network of media contacts to gain coverage of their client or organization.

The industry

If you are a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and a creative mind, you will make an excellent journalist. Internships in journalism in New York are the perfect way to gain industry experience and make valuable media connections. From print and broadcast journalism to publishing and public relations, New York offers interns in journalism the best opportunities to hone their skills and prepare themselves for a career in this very competitive industry. 

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“I had a really good experience with my internship and I was lucky enough for that to turn into a full time role quite quickly. Straight away they got me to write stories, go to events and get stuck in from day one which I was quite surprised and really stoked about, of course.“

Miriam Harris Auckland University of Technology

“This remote internship helped me to realize that I want to study computer science and that this is something that I'm passionate about. It's also something that I wouldn't have explored had I not done this internship.“

Sarah Swendseid Gap year student

“Be open to everyone you meet - other interns, your coworkers - because everyone has something new to teach you and a new way of looking at things you may not have thought of before.“

Christian Ridder Temple University

“Sometimes when you’re looking for an internship it’s hard to find somewhere where you’re doing the actual work. If you don’t show up a day it doesn’t really affect anything but here you’re actually a part of a team where you can see the work you’ve done.“

Katie Jones Skidmore College

“I got here and within three weeks I launched a space balloon. We were the first company in South America to launch any space involved system.“

Peter Panigiris Student from Australia

Learn more about our internship programs in New York

New York is the media capital of the world. Our journalist interns are placed with top-tier organizations, and get to experience what it’s like to live and work in the city that never sleeps. Learn more about our New York Internship opportunities here.


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