Dow Jones internship resources

The Dow Jones News Fund offers four summer internship programs to college juniors, seniors and graduate students interested in pursuing journalism careers. Students returning to school after their internships are eligible for $1,000 scholarships.

Nov. 3 is the deadline to apply for these paid jobs. Applicants must register as “Intern Applicants” to receive passwords and apply on the web at https://www.newsfund.org. A one-hour test is also required.

Students may apply for all of the programs simultaneously.

  • The Business Reporting Internship Program matches students with newspapers, web sites and news services where they report and write business news.
  • The Digital Program provides summer jobs at news organizations preparing content for websites and other media.
  • The News Editing Program assigns students to news organizations as copy editors writing headlines, editing copy and designing pages.
  • The Sports Editing Program places students on sports copy desks at media companies.
    [Information above taken verbatim from here.]

We’re holding study/prep sessions at noon Mondays and Wednesdays for the test associated with the application. We’ll hold the test on Oct. 24 in the afternoon. Want to apply but can’t make the sessions? That’s totally fine. These are voluntary and led by students. These links can help:

Dow Jones internship application resources         

Previous Dow Jones editing tests: http://editteach.org/specialprojects?id=8

Geography practice:
U.S. practice: http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/unitedstates.html
Middle East countries: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html

Current events practice:
NYT news quiz: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/news-quiz/
Slate news quiz: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_slate_quiz.html

Headline help:
Roundup of tips: http://www.editteach.org/tools?tool_cat_id=3

I hope you’ll apply!

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