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Hunter Journalism Program Seeks Summer-Fall Interns

The Hunter Journalism Program is accepting applications through May 31 for two intern positions starting either this summer or in the fall term.

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The positions, which may be for either credit or for work-study for qualifying students, will give interns the opportunity to work closely with journalism faculty on a variety of projects for 4-12 hours a week. The position runs through the fall semester, with an option to continue through next spring.

In the post, interns will report, photograph and write stories for the journalism program website and weekly newsletter, as well as manage social media accounts.

The position will also provide the opportunity to help organize journalism program events, like the biannual Pulitzer Center Talk at the Roosevelt House, and to help host and interact with professional journalists visiting for guest talks and lunches.

See the full listing below. And if you’re interested, check out the work of the two current internsRich Mendez and Kalli Siringas.

Journalism Program Internship Listing — Summer/Fall 2020

Journalism Program interns primarily serve as reporters and producers for the program’s website, newsletter and social media accounts. Working under the supervision of the Journalism Program’s director and its internship coordinator, interns: 

  • Report and write about Journalism Program activities, such as student accomplishments, new courses and new faculty.
  • Photograph and video/audiotape Journalism Program events, as well as visitors to classes and class newsroom tours.
  • Prepare content for publication on the Journalism Program website, newsletter and social media accounts.
  • Support joint initiatives with external organizations, such as the Pulitzer Center, including twice-annual joint events, speaker-student lunches, etc.
  • Provide administrative and other support for Journalism Program events, such as screenings, panel discussions and program luncheons.
  • In addition, where possible, interns provide digital media assistance to journalism students (including WordPress, Premiere, etc.); support the Hunter News Now channel, including with Premiere editing assistance, and offer in-class or extracurricular training modules or workshops to journalism students

REQUIREMENTS: Intern candidates must have taken or be taking MEDP 160 and MEDPL 201 courses or higher. Digital media skills preferred, especially Premiere and WordPress. 

HOURS: Interns will work from 4-12 hours per week each semester, with the schedule of hours to be determined together with the Journalism Program’s internship coordinator.

STARTING DATE: Option to begin at the start of summer term or fall term. Position runs through fall semester, with an option to continue through the spring 2021 term.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Journalism Program Internship Coordinator Adam Glenn ( APPLY BY MAY 31.

Our Journalism Concentration & Minor

The Hunter College journalism program is offered as a concentration or a minor within the Department of Film & Media Studies. Its curriculum is built around production courses in journalism and analytical courses in media studies. Learn more about our course requirements.

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