At least 18 newspapers will receive funding to host a paid intern in summer 2015. 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.
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 2014-15 academic year
e) Demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism
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.
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 20, 2015.
Questions? E-mail Lpotts@okpress.com or call (405) 499-0026 or 1-888-815-2672 (toll-free in OK) and ask for Lisa.