Sightseeing during a journalism internship in the US

Journalism Internships in the USA

Journalism internships in the USA offer exposure to a wide variety of content, outlets and platforms.

Journalism is a dynamic field, and the United States is an excellent place to launch a successful career.

By completing  US journalism internship, you will have the opportunity to begin building an essential professional network, which will ensureyou're well-placed to find a full-time job when the time comes. Even more importantly, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills.

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Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including:

Responsibilities at journalism internships in the USA may include:

  • Drafting content for social media and web

  • Assembling content for newsletters

  • Fact-checking content/research

  • Pitching features and profile stories

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Nighttime cityscape as seen during an internship for journalism students in the US

Typical roles for USA journalism internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our journalism interns in North America have taken on before:

  • Social Media

    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.

  • Research

    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.

  • Newsletters

    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.

  • Podcasting

    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.

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Group of interns in New York on a journalism internship in the United States

The journalism industry

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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Learn more about our journalism internships in the USA

In New York City, there are endless opportunities for internships in journalism. Interns have the support to develop professional networks and lifelong friends. Learn more about our USA internship program here.


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