ProPublica, Paid Intern - NY
Location: New York, NY
ProPublica is seeking an intern to both report and help build community around our investigative projects with social media and engagement tools.
The internship will begin in January and last for up to a year. It is full-time and based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week.
Interns will be part of our investigative team focused on quick-turn reporting that riffs off the news as well as our engagement team, which works across social networks to build communities around our coverage and develops crowdsourcing and social media strategies for our reporting. Applicants should have prior journalism experience, and a demonstrated interest in leveraging social media for newsgathering purposes.
Here are a few examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces we do, as well as examples of our engagement efforts. Niemab Lab has also written about our approach to digital journalism, crowdsourcing and audience engagement.
Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.
If you would like to apply, please send an email to email@example.com with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit. Also, include two clips and an explainer-type sample post. It should help guide readers through some accountability topic in the news. Here are a few examples.
Please include your clips as attachments — either Word docs or PDFs.
Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person.