Nov. 13, 2019 — The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion section is seeking a Social Media intern for a 10-week paid summer internship in its New York City office.
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp.
The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion section is seeking a Social Media intern for a 10-week paid summer internship in its New York City office. The internship is an opportunity to get hands-on experience assisting the social media editor and editorial team with drafting social media copy, optimizing digital stories, and promoting across social channels. Applicants should be juniors, seniors or recent graduates with a deep interest in U.S. politics and digital journalism.
The internships – formally, the Bartley Fellowships – are in honor and memory of our section’s former Editor, Robert L. (Bob) Bartley. Opportunities will be awarded to young digital storytellers, whose views are broadly consistent with Bob’s and the Opinion section’s, philosophy. It is essential that applicants be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Journal editorial page stands.
Several fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior editors. Bartley Fellows will be assigned to a department within the Opinion section —Social Media; Features (Op-Eds and Columns); Arts in Review; or Book Reviews. While they’re assigned to a department for the summer, all interns are encouraged to submit their ideas for articles or projects to editors in any part of the Opinion section.
Internships are paid, and generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
For summer internships:
The Wall Street Journal’s internship program is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to be fully immersed in the organization’s Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world.
The 10-week paid internship program offers hands-on work experience and one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like full-time staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects. The summer 2019 interns reported front-page news, created interactive graphics, edited photo projects, wrote colorful features, produced videos, curated and published our journalism across platforms, and much more.
WSJ strives to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don’t need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.
Summer internships take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
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Paid or for credit only
Interns are paid $900 per week, and we help with the cost of public transportation. We do not provide housing, but we can help point you in the right direction.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for the Social Media, Opinion, and Books/Arts Bartley Fellowships, please submit separate applications for each position.
Applicants should have prior social media experience with a publication or a brand, though a background in reporting and/or writing is a plus. A demonstrated ability to multitask and meet daily deadlines is critical for success. Applicants should be familiar with technology as it relates to digital journalism. Applicants who are able to demonstrate familiarity with the section’s content will be especially attractive (student applicants without campus-wide access to the WSJ can purchase discounted subscriptions at wsj.com/studentoffer).
Students from any discipline may apply, but historically, the Journal has been most interested in students concentrating in Journalism, Communications, Economics, Political Science, International Studies, History, a Foreign Language, Statistics, Finance, Pre-Law, Science, Business, Marketing, Religious Studies or Philosophy. Students from outside these disciplines are welcome to apply and should include a three-sentence case in their cover letter for why their field of study would be an asset for the section.
If You’d Like To Be Considered For The Social Media Internship, Please Submit The Following In One Single, Complete PDF File
- A cover letter
- Your resume
- Your response to both of the following prompts:
- Choose three recent Opinion pieces (choose from all Opinion content, not limited to editorials, including op-eds, columns, letters to the editor, book reviews, art/film/television reviews, etc.) and send suggested headlines, subheds and social media language, as well as any other digital/multimedia-related suggestions you may have for each.
- What role do you believe the WSJ’s Opinion section plays in the broader media landscape today? How would you help us increase in prominence and relevance?
For summer internships:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and no more than five published clips. (PDFs are ideal.) Only complete applications will be considered.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. First, please make sure your question isn’t already answered here.
For the Social Media, Opinion, and Books/Arts Bartley Fellowships, all materials must be received by December 1, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered. Only applicants who are selected for final consideration will be interviewed. We endeavor to make selections by the end of January.
Summer Internships: Nov. 1