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COURIER 2024 Summer Internship Program



United States · New York, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

COURIER 2024 Remote Summer Internship Program

Multi-State Opportunities - Please See Our Newsroom Locations Below

Who We Are:

At COURIER Newsroom, we are more than just an online media newsroom – we're a catalyst for change. Our mission is to empower individuals and communities through local reporting that not only informs but inspires action. By investing in local journalists across the nation, we aim to drive civic participation and foster a healthier democracy. Through original reporting and community-focused storytelling, delivered where our audiences engage online, we shed light on the issues shaping our lives and highlight the impacts of local policy-making and political action.

Our Core Values:

- Mission Commitment: We show up for the mission.

- Empathy: We practice empathy in all interactions.

- Collaborative Communication: We believe in open and collaborative communication.

- Agility: We stay nimble to adapt to changing circumstances.

- Lead by Example: We lead by example in everything we do.

Opportunity, Overview, and Expectations:

Welcome to the Courier Newsroom 2024 Summer Internship Program! We're thrilled to offer this opportunity for current college and university students to work alongside seasoned professionals, gaining invaluable skills and knowledge.

Our program is slated to run from July 17, 2024, to August 31, 2024, with flexibility to accommodate school obligations. This election year presents an exciting opportunity for COURIER interns to assist in shaping outreach to Gen Z and local communities while collaborating with our newsrooms on innovative problem-solving initiatives. This internship isn't just about COURIER; it's about empowering our interns with real-world experience at the forefront of digital media.

Interns will have the chance to work closely with Courier reporters, contributing to local news coverage and engaging audiences through various digital platforms. From video production to graphic design and digital newsletters, interns will gain hands-on experience in every aspect of modern journalism.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

We're seeking ambitious and eager interns who are passionate about journalism, politics, and the digital media landscape. The ideal candidate should possess:

- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and major social media platforms.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Ability to problem-solve and multitask effectively.

- Initiative, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.

- Flexibility and creativity in adapting to shifting priorities.

- Interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset.

- Professionalism and innovation in approach.

- Availability to work a maximum of 20 hours per week, with flexibility based on schedules.

Program Requirements:

To be eligible, candidates must:

- Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

- Be at least 18 years old.

- Commit to a minimum of 12 weeks of internship.

- Be fully remote/virtual.

- Work at least 20 hours per week.

Interns should ideally reside in the state corresponding to their assigned newsroom.

Our Newsrooms:

Arizona - The Copper Courier

Virginia - Dogwood

Pennsylvania - The Keystone

Wisconsin - UpNorthNews

Michigan - The 'Gander

Florida - Floricua

Iowa - Iowa Starting Line

North Carolina - Cardinal & Pine

Nevada - The Nevadan

New Hampshire - Granite Post

Dallas, Fort-Worth Area

Courier Intern Perks and Opportunities:

- Paid internship at $15.00 per hour for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

- Hands-on experience with a passionate team in journalism.

- Networking opportunities with industry professionals.

- Professional development opportunities.

- Engagement with our online community through Slack channels and other platforms.

- Opportunity to grow within a network dedicated to building a more informed, engaged, and representative America.

Courier Newsroom is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Join us in making a difference through journalism! Apply now to be part of our exciting Summer Internship Program.