The Wall Street Journal is looking for a current student or recent graduate who intends to pursue a career in business and financial journalism to work in New York.
Preference will be given to University of Oregon students, though the internship is open to those from any state school in the U.S. Students majoring in business journalism or journalism with a second major or minor in economics or business will be favored.
This is a paid, 10-week summer internship. It also includes a $3,000 stipend to assist with housing or travel costs. Applications are due by Dec. 15 and must include a cover letter, resume, five published clips and a one-page essay explaining why you want to cover business, finance or economic news.
The screening process puts heavy emphasis on journalistic experience. Most of those chosen have had prior internships with other media organizations as well as experience on a campus newspaper or as a freelancer. Only finalists will be contacted.
Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news relevant to their beat. Interns are expected to generate their own story ideas and follow the stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor.
Interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of the paper’s growing audience on various platforms. Dedication to high journalism standards and excellent writing and reporting skills are required.