The journalism and news industry is fast-paced, challenging, and competitive. Remote journalism internships are an excellent way for students and young professionals to adapt to the demanding environment of a newsroom, and to develop key skills. From breaking news to data-driven investigations, journalists are at the forefront of global events.
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Responsibilities at remote journalism internships may include:
- Drafting local news articles and features
- Scheduling and conducting interviews
- Providing fact-checking for the newsroom
- Writing blogs, compiling newsletters
Remote Internships in journalism
Here are just a few example roles our journalism interns have taken on before:
Verifying the information they’re reporting is one of the most important things a journalist or editor must do. Fact-checking interns develop essential research and data skills, and must think critically and move fast to ensure accuracy.
Many of today’s most successful journalists also have a background in data, or work closely with data analysts. Interns with experience interpreting and presenting data are well-positioned to become key members of any newsroom. Data analysis interns will assist in collecting and formatting data for use in a wide range of publications for their organization.
It’s no secret that in today’s world most news has to be short. Readers have short attention spans and are often reading from their smartphones or tablets. That’s where journalism blogging comes in. Interns gain experience writing short, digestible content that may focus on anything from daily news to weekly roundups. Blogging interns also learn about search engine optimization, which is a key element of any news cycle.
Just like fact-checkers, no newsroom is complete without researchers. Remote Internships in journalism frequently feature a large amount of research, including tracking down and conducting interviews, finding historical data, and determining the authenticity of a source. No matter where you go in the world of journalism, the skills you develop as a research intern will be invaluable.
The journalism industry has seen an immense amount of growth and change in the last decade. As many outlets and organizations move towards video and other multimedia, editing and production skills are in increasingly high demand. Many local news outlets operate entirely online, and global organizations often rely on freelancers. In this competitive environment, there’s nothing more important than writing samples. No matter where you went to school, which degree you’ve pursued, or where you’ve worked in the past, your portfolio is what sets you apart.
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Learn more about our remote internship program
Our remote internship program is an excellent way to develop both skills and a portfolio of writing samples for a career in the journalism industry. In addition, interns are provided with a wide variety of professional development and networking opportunities, ensuring they can begin to build a valuable professional network. Learn more about our remote 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.