DNP - Deseret News
  • 23-Oct-2017 to 15-Oct-2018 (MST)
  • Enterprise
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

The Deseret News In-Depth and Investigative Team is continuously looking for talented seasonal student interns to assist in researching and writing investigative and in-depth stories on political and social issues.

Paid interns will work alongside seasoned, full-time reporters in searching databases, mining data sources, interviewing sources and writing in-depth stories that explore solutions to pressing issues of interest to our local and national audiences. There will also be opportunities to write digital-only content for Work will be published online and in the Deseret News local and national print editions.

We are especially interested in interns who have a background in research and an interest in developing reportorial skills and writing long-form news features. We are also open to tailoring an internship experience for someone with a particular interest in data journalism or another unique expertise.

Internships are paid and are approximately four months (one semester) in duration.

  • 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.

Job description:

  • Assist full-time journalists in researching and writing in-depth news stories
  • Produce digital-only content (lists, aggregated news roundups, daily news stories, interactive graphics) on an as-needed basis

Skills necessary:

  • General research skills, including searching databases and public records, reading and creating spreadsheets to summarize data, researching policy issues and legislation, and other tasks as necessary
  • Training in journalism or other writing experience involving critical/analytical thinking
  • Writing that is engaging, thoughtful, enlightening, informative, rigorous and entertaining
  • Knowledge of current events, including a creative take on issues and an ability to use data, video, social media and other tools to enhance stories
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Ability to take regular feedback and work with editors and writers in a professional environment
  • Ability to write on deadline and take assignments on short notice
  • Commitment to Deseret Media Companies mission and values:

In order to be considered for this internship, you must include with your application:

1) A resume

2) A cover letter

3) Published writing samples (cannot be school papers). These should be uploaded in the same section as your resume and cover letter.

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