Dow Jones News Fund

  2019 data journalism Dow Jones interns. Photo: Anthony Jackson

The Dow Jones News Fund invites college juniors, seniors and graduate students to apply for paid summer internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. 

The application deadline is early November.

The News Fund will select up to 80 college journalists for internships with news organizations across the country. Those selected will also benefit from week-long, pre-internship training, $1,500 scholarships, memberships to journalism groups and access to the DJNF alumni network for jobs and mentoring. To be considered, students must apply and take a timed, online qualifying test. Students can apply to any or all of the following programs:

  • Data Journalism: Those who love logic and numbers with an appetite for investigative journalism, are encouraged to apply for this program led by Investigative Reporters and Editors. The training covers how to make Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, learning computer-assisted reporting, analyzing and cleaning data in order to tell rich, often hidden, stories. Interns are placed at well-respected newspapers, digital publications and nonprofit news sites.
  • Digital Media: Interns will build their professional portfolios at newspapers, news websites or TV or radio stations. Pre-internship training equips interns to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving media ecosystem, including tips and tools for working with video, audio, data visualization, web analytics, social media and more.
  • Business Reporting: Strong reporters and writers with an eagerness to dive into an exciting beat should apply for the business reporting program. Interns spend a week drilling-down on finance, investing, labor issues and mergers and acquisitions before beginning work for daily newspapers, niche publications, newswires, industry publications and American City Business Journals newsweeklies.
  • Multiplatform Editing: Students who are passionate about accuracy, fact-checking, grammar and spelling should apply for the multiplatform editing program. During training, interns hone their visual design, headline writing and line editing skills; help publish high-quality print and digital products on deadline; and strengthen their news judgment before working for newspapers, digital publications and nonprofit news sites.

To apply, students should visit the programs page on the News Fund’s website. After applying, students will receive an email from HireVue with the link to the timed, online test to be completed within 72 hours. Students can prepare for the test by taking practice tests found here.

Students must take an online test and submit a resume, unofficial transcript, full contact information for two references and a 500-word essay: “Objectivity, diversity, technology, equity, history. How do these terms relate to your role as a 21st century journalist?”



Bloomberg News reports on the issues that matter to financial and business professionals – when they happen, and where they happen. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on reporting experience. You may report on markets, companies, economies and governments. Responsibilities may include pitching and writing enterprise stories, conducting exclusive interviews and collaborating with our other media platforms.

Prospective interns need:

  • Prior experience and/or demonstrated interest in journalism through work experience or extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • A passion for global financial markets, companies and economies
  • Availability to work for 10 weeks, 40 hours per week, beginning June 8, 2020
  • Minimum two years of undergraduate study completed
  • Fluency in a foreign language is a plus, but not required
  • Resume, cover letter, and preferably three samples of journalistic work on any platform


For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.

Only 10 percent of all Magazine Internship Program applicants are accepted. ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines as well as college publications.

ASME interns participate in a two-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns attend special events in New York and Washington and meet regularly with top editors.

ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet—but most of the summer they do the un-glam but essential work of magazine journalism.

For more information visit Applications usually due by the first of December. 


American Political Science Association – Congressional Fellowship, Washington, D.C. Deadline: Early December for the following fellowship year

American Society of Magazine Editors, New York/Washington, D.C. Deadline: Dec. 1 for applications for the following summer

Asian American Writers’ Workshop, New York

Association for Women in Sports Media, Norcross, Georgia. Deadlines: Mid-year for following summer

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia. Deadline: Oct. 1

The Baltimore Sun Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship, Maryland. Deadline: Oct. 15

Bloomberg Deadline varies; see website

The Boston Globe, Boston. Deadline: Early November for following summer

Buzzfeed, New York. Deadline: Rolling

CBS News, New York, D.C., Los Angeles. Deadline: End of February

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program Deadline: Before Dec. 1

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago. Deadline: April 15

Chicago Tribune, Chicago. Deadline: Nov. 1 for summer

Chips Quinn Scholars, Washington, D.C. Deadline: Oct. 1

The Christian Science Monitor, Boston. Deadline: Early January

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky. Deadline: Early November for the following summer

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas/Washington, D.C. Deadline: Late October or early November

The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative, Washington, D.C. Deadline: Varies

The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado. Deadline: Late October or November

Metpro Internship Program at Los Angeles Times or Chicago Tribune. Deadline: Early February

Miami Herald, Florida. Deadline: Oct. 31

NPR, various cities. Deadline: Early March

New York Times, N.Y. Deadline for summer: Mid-December

Orlando Sentinel Editorial Internship, Florida. Deadline for summer: March 1

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, Indianapolis. Deadline: Nov. 1

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington, D.C.  Deadline:  Jan. 31

Slate Editorial Intern, N.Y. or D.C. Deadline: Feb. 1

Sports Journalism Institute, ASU, Arizona. Deadline: Nov. 1

The Washington Post, D.C. Deadline: Early October for following summer