Posted On: February 22, 2022

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Gotham Gazette

Company Description

Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more.

Job Description

Hours and schedules are flexible. For fall and spring internships, at least 10 hours per week are expected. During the summer, interns are expected to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Depending on funding, internships at times come with a small stipend. Gotham Gazette is happy to work with interns on earning school credit where applicable.

Internship roles vary dependent upon the intern's experience, skills, and performance once on board. Tasks may include one or more of the following: research; taking notes and quotes on hearings, press conferences, debates, or other events; interview transcription; contributing reporting; and reporting.

The internship with Gotham Gazette may include reporting of various kinds including day-of news stories, features, election coverage, and more. Interns will have the possibility of developing areas of expertise, or a beat of sorts, during their internship, but will need to be flexible and able to shift subject matter and assignments quickly. Responsibilities will depend on performance.

Gotham Gazette interns work directly with the executive editor and at times with other members of the editorial team, and have the opportunity to get to know other areas of the publication's operations, including the daily morning newsletter and weekly podcast, depending on interest and need. Interns are expected to follow high standards of journalistic ethics and workplace professionalism, communicate proactively, meet deadlines, work collaboratively, and ask questions as needed.

To Apply

We accept interns on a rolling basis, though we mostly put together cohorts along a three-season calendar of fall (Sept-Dec), spring (Jan-May), and summer (Jun-Aug). To apply, email editor Ben Max with a resume, letter of interest in the email body, and any clips you'd like to share:

Please know, though, that due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond to every applicant. A variety of internship roles and arrangements are possible. Apply any time.