ONF Internships

At least 18 newspapers will receive funding to host a paid intern in summer 2014. The program promotes the value of working at Oklahoma newspapers and benefits students as they begin their professional careers. The program is made possible by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Student Applications:

Eligibility

To receive an ONF paid internship, students must be:
a)  A U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
b)  Enrolled in a U.S. college or university
c)  Majoring in journalism, advertising or an equivalent degree program
d)  Enrolled full time as a sophomore, junior or senior during the 2013-14 academic year
e)  Demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism

Salary

Interns will work between 30 and 40 hours per week for eight weeks. The internship salary is $8.50 per hour for a maximum of $2,720 provided by ONF. Hosting newspapers are instructed to distribute internship salary as part of regular staff payroll.

Application

Complete the application form and submit the following documents:

a)  Resume' listing your work experience and academic achievements.
b)  Three samples of your journalistic work showing a demonstrated ability in reporting, editing, page design, photography, ad design or ad sales.

Mail your application and required documents to:
Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation,
3601 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

Student applications should be postmarked no later than February 12, 2014.

Questions? E-mail Lpotts@okpress.com or call (405) 499-0026 or 1-888-815-2672 (toll-free in OK) and ask for Lisa.


Host Newspaper Applications:

At least 18 OPA member newspapers will be selected to receive funding up to $2,720 for a student's salary as part of the 2014 ONF summer internship program. Preference will be given to newspapers that can offer both newspaper and multimedia experience to a student intern. Each of the selected newspapers will have the option of hiring an intern from the student applications submitted to ONF or finding an eligible intern through its own hiring process.

Send your application and summary to ONF using one or more methods:
E-mail:  Lpotts@okpress.com
Fax:  405-499-0048
Mail:  Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation, 3601 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

Host Newspaper applications must be postmarked by January 10, 2014.

Questions? E-mail lpotts@okpress.com or call (405) 499-0026 or 1-888-815-2672 (toll-free in OK).

 


Recipients of 2014 ONF Internships:

Newspaper Student College/University
The Ardmoreite (Ardmore)    
The Chickasha Express-Star    
The Claremore Daily Progress    
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)    
Drumright Gusher    
The Duncan Banner    
Enid News & Eagle    
Eufaula Indian Journal    
The Grove Sun    
The Hennessey Clipper    
The Journal Record (OKC)    
The Lawton Constitution    
The Marlow Review    
Mustang News    
Neighbor News (Tulsa area)    
The Newcastle Pacer    
The Norman Transcript    
The Oklahoman    
The Poteau Daily News    
The Shawnee News-Star    
Stigler News-Sentinel    
Stillwater News Press    
Tulsa World    
Weatherford Daily News    

 


Recipients of 2013 ONF Internships:

Newspaper Student College/University
The Ada News James Tillison Simpson College (Iowa)
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall) Sally Asher Oklahoma State University
The Chickasha Express-Star Jacob McGuire Univ. of Science & Arts of Okla. 
The Cleveland American Jackie Dobson
Oklahoma State University
The Cushing Citizen Lori Prahl
Oklahoma State University
Drumright Gusher Murphy Mitchell
Oklahoma State University
The Edmond Sun Julie Bragg
University of Central OKlahoma
El Reno Tribune Katie Kastl
University of Central Oklahoma
The Elk City Daily News Kristen Waldron
Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ.
Enid News & Eagle Jessica Salmond
University of Missouri
The Hennessey Clipper Coty Green
Northwestern Oklahoma State Univ.
The Journal Record (OKC) Catherine Sweeney
Oklahoma State University
The Marlow Review Allison Haddican Oklahoma State University
The Miami News Record Christian Favalora Oklahoma State University
Neighbor News Justin Gordon
Oklahoma State University
The Norman Transcript Ariana Prickard
University of  Oklahoma
OKC Friday Dillon Philips
University of Oklahoma
The Oklahoman (OKC) Hannah Covington
Oral Roberts University 
The Shawnee News-Star Madison Alexander
Oklahoma City University
Stillwater NewsPress Merrick Eagleton
Oklahoma State University 
Tulsa World Samantha Vicent
Oklahoma State University

 


Recipients of 2012 ONF Internships:

Newspaper Student College/University
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)  Jonathan Sutton
 Oklahoma State University
Cherokee Messenger & Republican  Kyle Spade
 Northwestern Oklahoma State Univ.
The Countywide & Sun  Mitch Tillison
 Oklahoma State University
The Cushing Citizen  Hope Forsyth
 University of Tulsa
Drumright Gusher  Samantha Vicent
 Oklahoma State University
The Duncan Banner  Dianne Riddles 
 & Emily Henson
 Cameron University
The Edmond Sun  Thad Ayers
 Oklahoma State University
El Reno Tribune  Emily Kindiger
 St. Gregory's University
The Elk City Daily News  Mary Newport
 East Central University
Enid News & Eagle  James Poling
 Oklahoma State University
Grove Sun  Misty Grady
 Northeastern Oklahoma State Univ.
The Moore American  Clayton Hooper
 University of Oklahoma
Muskogee Phoenix  Alex Ewald
 University of Oklahoma
The Norman Transcript  Julie Bragg
 University of Central Oklahoma
OKC Friday  Allie Haddican
 Oklahoma State University
The Oklahoman (OKC)  Carmen Forman
 University of Oklahoma
The Ringling Eagle   Laura Tomah
 Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ.
Shawnee News-Star  Carmen Bourlon
 Oklahoma City University
The Sulphur Times-Democrat  Whitt Carter
 University of Central Oklahoma
Weatherford Daily News  Scott May
 Southwestern Oklahoma State Univ.


Recipients of 2011 ONF Internships:

Newspaper Student College/University
The Ardmoreite O'Che Jackson Take Two Academy
The City Sentinel (OKC) Jessica Findley Oklahoma Christian University
The Cleveland American Jackie Barber Oklahoma State University
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh) Mary Newport East Central University
The Cushing Citizen Vanessa Cicora Oklahoma State University
The Duncan Banner Andrew Morphew University of Science and Arts of Okla.
Edmond Life & Leisure Courtney Bass University of Central Oklahoma
The Edmond Sun Alex Hilton University of Oklahoma
El Reno Tribune Shawndra Roberts University of Central Oklahoma
Enid News & Eagle Austin Prickett Northwestern Oklahoma State Univ.
Grove Sun Christina Cummo Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
The Hennessey Clipper Steven Hyde University of Central Oklahoma
The Journal Record (OKC) Laney Ellisor University of Oklahoma
Miami News-Record Kelly Kiefer Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Muskogee Phoenix Liberty Walker Northeastern Oklahoma State Univ.
The Norman Transcript M.J. Casiano University of Oklahoma
OKC Friday Psychesha Moss Oklahoma State University
The Oklahoman (OKC) Kory Oswald University of Central Oklahoma
Owasso Reporter Toni Hill Tulsa Community College
Sand Springs Leader Kyle Salomon University of Oklahoma
Sapulpa Daily Herald Lindsey Buie Oral Roberts University
Shawnee News-Star Chelsey Kraft University of Oklahoma
The Sulphur Times-Democrat Rebekah Byland Oklahoma Baptist University
Tulsa World Amanda Bland Oklahoma State University
Weatherford Daily News Kirby Broaddus Southwestern Oklahoma State Univ.


Recipients of 2010 ONF Internships:

Newspaper Student University/College
Chickasha Express-Star Aaron Colen University of Oklahoma
Claremore Daily Progress Zack Stoycoff Rogers State University
Elk Citian Dustin Compton Western Technology Center
Enid News & Eagle Chris Dell Southern Methodist University
The Hennessey Clipper Ryan Costello University of Central Oklahoma
The Journal Record (OKC) William Kooi Oklahoma Christian University
Miami News-Record Jannessa Cruzan NEO A&M
The Moore American Kyle Salomon University of Oklahoma
Muskogee Phoenix KaeAn Russell Oklahoma State University
Mustang News Tyler Dunn University of Oklahoma
The Newcastle Pacer M.J. Casiano University of Oklahoma
The Okeene Record Lane Goodner Northwestern Okla. State Univ.
The Oklahoma Gazette (OKC) Adam Kemp Oklahoma State University
The Oklahoman (OKC) Chris Lusk University of Oklahoma
Owasso Reporter Stephanie Taylor Oklahoma State University
The Ringling Eagle Carmon Bourlon Oklahoma City University
Sapulpa Daily Herald Megan McCann Oklahoma State University
Shawnee News-Star Amanda Alfanos Oklahoma City University
Tulsa County News Sarah Wilson Northeastern State University


Recipients of 2009 ONF Internships:

Newspaper Student College/University
Ada Evening News Clint Sloan University of Oklahoma
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Cara Bailey University of Oklahoma
Claremore Daily Progress Jessica Ammons Rogers State University
The Duncan Banner Robert Dodd University of Science & Arts
The Edmond Sun Zachary Gray Oklahoma State University
El Reno Tribune Kory Oswald University of Central Oklahoma
Kingfisher Times & Free Press Kevin Kerr Northwestern Okla. State Univ.
Neighbor Newspapers (Tulsa) Jaclyn Cosgrove Oklahoma State University
The Norman Transcript Eric Dama University of Oklahoma
OKC Friday Alexandra Wilson University of Central Oklahoma
The Paper (Pryor) Megan Foster Oklahoma State University
The Purcell Register Hannah Rieger University of Oklahoma
Stillwater NewsPress Crystal Herber Northwestern Okla. State Univ.
Sulphur Times-Democrat Mary Gray University of Oklahoma
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh) Kaylea J. Brooks University of Central Oklahoma


Recipients of 2008 ONF Internships:

Name College/University Newspaper
Chris Albers University of Central Oklahoma The Journal Record (OKC)
Stephen Grant Beam Oklahoma State University Weatherford Daily News
Stephanie Brooks University of Oklahoma Neighbor Newspapers (Tulsa)
Whitney L. Bryen University of Oklahoma Shawnee News-Star
Corey DeMoss University of Oklahoma The Newcastle Pacer
Kasey Fowler Northwestern Okla. State Univ. Enid News & Eagle
Richard "Ellis" Goodwin University of Oklahoma The Ardmoreite
Kimberly M. Hill University of Oklahoma The Edmond Sun
Corbin Hosler Oklahoma City University Piedmont-Surrey Gazette
Andrew T. Knittle University of Central Oklahoma The Norman Transcript
Justin Langston University of Central Oklahoma Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
Jessica Markovetz Oklahoma State University The Hennessey Clipper
Stacie M. Powell Southeastern Okla. State Univ. Durant Daily Democrat
Kimberly Sikes Oklahoma Christian University The Seminole Producer

Two additional students were accepted into the ONF internship program but waived the internship in order to accept full-time paid newspaper positions. They are: Alaina Stevens, Oklahoma City University, and Michael Stewart, Langston University.

Contact Information

3601 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

(405) 499-0020
(888) 815-2672

Toll-Free in OK