Journalism is a dynamic field, and the United States is an excellent place to launch a successful career. Journalism internships in the USA offer exposure to a wide variety of content, outlets and platforms. Interns have the opportunity to begin building an essential professional network, which will ensure they’re well-placed to find a full-time job when the time comes. Even more importantly, they’ll develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates their skills.
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Responsibilities at journalism internships in the USA may include:
- Drafting blog posts and other content
- Compiling the most important stories of the day
- Performing fact-checking for stories
- Finding sources and conducting interviews
Internships in journalism in the USA
Here are just a few example roles our journalism interns have taken on before:
Internships in journalism in the USA frequently focus on the intersection of social media and news. Interns gain experience writing for small screens and translating content into digestible bites for Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms. As the news world becomes increasingly digital and more people use social media as their primary news source, these skills are incredibly valuable for young journalists.
From identifying reliable sources to fact-checking data, research is a key element of any journalism career. Interns work closely with writers and editors across the organization, and may get to pitch and draft their own stories based on their research. In some organizations, interns also gain experience researching audience trends and analyzing content impact.
Most major outlets today rely on a daily newsletter to compile their top stories and get them in front of readers. Interns will learn to interpret reader data to identify big-impact stories, and to write short synopses of articles for use in digital newsletters. Of course, some interns may also pitch and write their own trend or feature stories for newsletters themselves.
In the United States, daily and weekly podcasts are one of the top ways people consume news. Interns with experience editing audio can take on roles with an organization’s multimedia team, and assist in the production of journalistic podcasts.
Journalism is a fast-paced and often controversial industry. News has always played an important role in the world, but the way people consume news is changing. Blogs, videos, and social media posts are just important in today’s newsrooms as online magazines, and maybe more important than newspapers. As the industry continues to change, one thing remains the same: prior experience and a strong portfolio of work is essential to success in a journalism career.
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“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
“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
“You get to network with a lot of bright minds who could be the future leaders of the world and this is an experience that you will cherish forever.“Timothy Thirukkumar Queen's University
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Learn more about our USA internship program
From New York City, to Washington, D.C., all the way to California, there are endless opportunities for interns in the United States. Interns have the support to develop professional networks and lifelong friends. Learn more about our USA internship program here.
Applying for The Intern Group will put you in contact with an Admissions Officer. Through your interview and application, we will learn about your background and future career goals to determine if you are a good candidate for our internship programs. If accepted into one of our programs, we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field. You will work with our Placement Team throughout the process.