Wisconsin State Journal summer internship

The Wisconsin State Journal is seeking a general assignment reporting intern to assist the city desk over the summer. Under the direction of the city editor and other reporters, this person will write news stories and briefs, help other reporters gather information or conduct research, and answer phones. This position offers several opportunities to participate in major breaking news stories and develop solid A1 clips.

Candidates should be enrolled in college and working toward a journalism degree. Experience on a college newspaper is desired. Qualified candidates must be able to write clearly and concisely, translate complicated information into stories of broad interest, and represent the paper with tact and professionalism. Excellent spelling and grammar skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively are required. Must have access to a vehicle. The internship will be a hourly full-time position, June through August. Times and days of work vary but may include nights and weekends.

To be considered for the position applicants must apply online at http://lee.net/careers/opportunities. Use the search location menu and select Wisconsin State Journal. As part of your online application, please attach five samples of your work or links to five recent stories.

The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 15.