Newspaper & Print Internships

IHS will not be offering Journalism Internships in 2014. For a list of other organizations offering journalism opportunities, please check back or visit

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The Newspaper Track of the IHS Journalism Internship Program offers the opportunity to gain reporting experience and expand your professional network working for a daily newspaper. During the internship, you'll get to report rather than merely fetch coffee! The average intern walks away with at least twenty clips

Placed at a daily newspaper, you'll work on a variety of assignments:

  • write features
  • report hard news
  • contribute opinion commentary
  • pursue investigative stories

Regular feedback on your work from editors and your fellow journalists will strengthen your abilities. And you'll develop a network of professional contacts that will help you launch a journalism career.

"I had two news briefs published on Tuesday and a story about a local girl who won a full scholarship came out today. Tomorrow, the paper will publish my articles about teen summer employment and local pools. I'm settling in nicely in Gaston. It's a beautiful area and I'm having a lot of fun." -E. Held

No previous experience is necessary. We're looking for good writers passionate about liberty. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply.

Past Placements

We select newspapers that provide fulfilling internship experiences in large metropolitan areas or medium-sized markets. These newspapers assign a mentor to provide guidance and help develop your skills. In past years, internships have been available at these papers:

The Experience

Hope Hodge interned at The New York Sun 
Hope was placed on the city desk of the New York Sun. Her first assignments focused on neighborhood news. During her research she came across the city government’s plans to close down 7th Avenue in Manhattan for extensive repairs. Hope got her story out before the Mayor’s office could announce the project, scooping all the other newspapers in New York and landing her piece on the front page. As a result of her performance, Hope was promoted to the Sun’s bureau at 1 Police Plaza. For the rest of the summer she did crime reporting from the streets of New York.

A Comprehensive Program

Stipend & travel allowance • Mentoring and job placement assistance

Broadcast Track 

Journalism Internship Program

Application Deadlines

Spring, 2014November 15                          

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