DNP - Deseret News
  • 23-Oct-2017 to 22-Dec-2017 (MST)
  • Features
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

The Deseret News Arts and Entertainment department is continuously looking for talented seasonal student intern writers. 

A&E interns cover everything from movies, television, music, and entertainment technology to performing, literary and fine arts. They inform readers of breaking media and arts news as well as regularly write profiles, feature stories, and in-depth enterprise projects. Internships in the Deseret News Arts and Entertainment department is an opportunity to gain excellent experience, build a portfolio and to write about a variety of topics. 

Internships are paid ($10/hour) and are approximately four months (one semester) in duration. Full-time (40 hours per week) and part-time (16-24 hours per week) internships are available in with Deseret News Features with some flexibility to work with class schedules. 

  • Internships typically start for winter/spring semester in January and end in April.
  • Internships for summer semester typically start in April/May and end in August. 
  • Internships for fall semester typically start in September and end in December. (All in conjunction with school semesters). 

Interns will work with their supervising editors to determine exact starting and ending dates, and weekly work schedules. If time off during the semester is needed, that must be coordinated well in advance with the supervising editor.

In order to be considered for this internship, you must include with your application a 1) cover letter, 2) resume and 3) published writing samples (cannot be class papers). You may attach as many documents as you'd like to the online application. (Documents should be uploaded in the same section of the online application as your resume and cover letter.)

Skills necessary:

  • Writing that is engaging, thoughtful, enlightening, informative, rigorous and entertaining
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Training in journalism or other writing experience involving critical/analytical thinking and interviewing
  • Knowledge of current events
  • Ability to take regular feedback and work with editors in a professional environment
  • Ability to write on deadline and take assignments on short notice
  • Commitment to Deseret Media Companies mission and values: http://deseretmanagement.com/mission-statement/

Internship requirements:

  • Must be at least a college sophomore
  • B grade-point average or higher
  • Complete an exercise that includes copy-editing test, current events quiz and writing exercise. This exercise will be given at the time of the interview or emailed to you ahead of time.
  • Have a phone number where you can be contacted during the internship.
  • If hired, you must provide documentation to Human Resources that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.
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