Winter Reporting Internship - Science and Health Care, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
Paid Internship
07 Aug 2018
02 Nov 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal is seeking undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students who intend a career in science or health journalism.

This is a 10-week, full-time paid internship that would start in January or February. It cannot be completed while taking classes. The internship will be based in New York, with the Journal's Health & Science bureau.

Click 'Apply'. Include a cover letter, resume and up to six published samples of your work in your online application , which is due no later than midnight Eastern time Oct. 31, 2018. Applications for this internship will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only finalists will be contacted.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. A health or science background or familiarity with research would be a plus but not required. Most of those chosen have had prior internships in other large media organizations as well as experience on a campus newspaper or as a freelancer.

Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of science news and generally hone their journalistic skills. Interns will write spot stories based on scientific and medical studies; explanatory pieces that analyze science and health angles related to breaking news; and features that uncover trends in various fields of science and medicine from biology to epidemiology to environmental science, among other projects. Interns are expected to generate their own story ideas and follow the stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor.

WSJ interns should be self-starters with the ability to help develop video, graphics and social media content to reach readers on all digital and print platforms. Dedication to high journalism standards, proof of excellent writing skills and dogged reporting are absolute musts. Candidates should have prior reporting experience and a demonstrated interest in science news as well as the ability to work independently and under deadline pressure.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets.

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About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video.

Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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