The DJNF is a nonprofit organization supported by the Down Jones Foundation, Dow Jones & Co. (publisher of The Wall Street Journal), and other media companies. The mission of DJNF is to assist high school and college students in learning more about and pursuing careers in journalism through the periodic workshops they offer and by providing internships.
DJNF is looking for applicants for business reporting who are in the sophomore, junior, or senior year. US students studying abroad as well as international students are eligible to apply. Additional internships are also available in multimedia, news, and sports copy editing.
Types of Internships:
Internships are available in multimedia, news, and sports copy editing, and business reporting.
Participating news organizations must agree to pay interns a minimum salary of $350 per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Various grants are available to encourage students to pursue careers in the above fields.
Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Students must complete application form online plus upload a resume and cover letter. Students interested in an editing program must complete a 500-word essay explaining why they they are the best candidate for the position plus a one-hour editing exam. Tests have been sent to 350 on-campus test monitors and students from compuses without a designated monitor must email the Fund at email@example.com to request that a test be sent to a professor at their college. In addition they must upload three to five clips, write 500 words on why they are interested in covering news and complete a reporting test by December 1.
The deadline to apply for 2011 Internship Applications and summer grants is November 1.