Category Archives: Part-time

Dow Jones News Fund internships open

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid, prestigious internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing during summer 2019. The application and test deadline is Nov. 1.

The Fund’s internship programs offer interns a week of advanced training at top universities before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies.

Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.

American City Business Journals has sponsored training for 10 business reporting interns. The goal is to identify strong, local candidates who live or attend school near ACBJ newspapers to increase the potential for employment when internships end. Interns accepted into this program have attended pre-internship training at New York University with visits to CBS News, Conde Nast and the New Yorker. In the past four years, 38 business reporting interns have participated.

The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and commuting costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.

Snapshots from summer 2018:

  • Paolo Zialcita, a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, spent 10 days at Arizona State University working with other digital media interns to produce Unsheltered, before heading to Connecticut Public Radio to cover stories ranging from immigration to legislative hearings to International Beer Day and more.
  • Orla McCaffrey, a recent graduate of Binghamton University, sharpened her data journalism skills at our residency program taught by experts from Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri. Orla worked at The Wall Street Journal, earning a byline in her first week.
  • Trevor Lenzmeier, a 2018 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, attended the editing program at Temple University and interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Trevor was hired as an associate editor on the sports desk after his internship. Read more about his experience.
  • Kaitlyn Wang, a senior at New York University, was one of 26 business reporting interns who spent a week at New York University learning to cover all aspects of business before covering the tech industry for GeekWire in Seattle. One of her first assignments was a tour of Amazon’s headquarters.

Students enrolled full-time on Nov. 1 are eligible to apply, including December graduates, and U.S. students studying abroad.

To apply, students should visit the programs page on the Fund website. Applicants are required to complete an online application and take a one-hour test for the program(s) they are applying to by Nov. 1.

Visit the Fund’s Directory of Test Monitors to find the campus contact for your school. Don’t see your school? Professors and college staff may sign up here to be test monitors and to receive program materials to distribute on campus. Students may also recruit monitors on their campuses.


Part-time reporters, KCCI-TV

KCCI-TV, the award-winning CBS affiliate in Des Moines, is looking for part-time news reporters. See for more information and to apply.

Internship at Heartland Youth Choir

Intern, 2018-19 School Year

Reports To: Director of Business

Hours: 10-15 per week during business hours, with up to 5 hours during evenings/weekends for special events

Pay: $10 per hour. Willing to consider Summer hours or extending additional school year for the right candidate

Job Description

  1. Assist with general office and administration tasks.
  2. Assist with Marketing duties, including social media posts, taking pictures/video, creating flyers, etc.
  3. Assist with event and concert planning and logistics, including attending events and planning meetings as appropriate.
  4. Assist with creation of board meeting agenda, attend and take meeting minutes for board meetings.
  5. Other Duties as assigned.


  1. College student majoring in Marketing, Business, Music or other applicable field.
  2. Interest in supporting the arts education and/or non-profit administration.
  3. Strong communicator, self starter.
  4. Ability to act as a professional, represent HYC at events and board meetings.

About Heartland Youth Choir

Dedicated to excellence, Heartland Youth Choir develops musicianship and builds character in youth through the rehearsal and performance of quality choral literature.

HYC serves over 200 children (Grades K-12) each year through various programming opportunities and is beginning its 16th season in 2018.

To Apply:

Send your resume to

Internships at Harkin Institute

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement is hiring two interns for the academic year: a public policy, office and event-planning assistant, and a communications assistant. The position requires eight to 20 scheduled hours per week; pay starts at $7.25/hour.

Directions on how to apply are available starting Aug. 20 via Handshake, Drake University’s new site for job postings and on-campus interviews.

See for updated instructions on how to access the new system; create a profile and upload your materials, and search and apply for jobs.

NextGen Iowa seeks media fellow

NextGen Iowa is seeking a passionate and hardworking candidate to join our youth organizing program in Iowa, working to engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans.

In Iowa, this program is focused on organizing young people in targeted cities, regions, and campuses to be more politically active. Our work engages young voters in the state legislative process, in actions to hold federal and local office-holders accountable, in voter registration efforts, and build towards a massive 2018 electoral program. Our 2018 electoral program includes traditional electoral organizing tactics such as door knocking, phone banking, peer-to- peer text banking, and more.

The Iowa Media Fellow will spend 15 hours a week working alongside the Iowa State Media Manager to help with our communications work on the ground, including press and social media.


  • Help draft social media content, including Facebook posts and twitter guidance
  • Help monitor news
  • Assist with video and photo editing
  • Brainstorm new ideas social content & engagement strategies
  • Help staff events for press & social
  • Update in-state press and twitter lists
  • Assist with special projects


  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Passion for taking political action to fight climate change, transition our country to clean energy, and stand up for progressive values and causes
  • Excellent team player, creative, and flexible
  • Strong desire to obtain new skills and take risks to achieve our shared goals
  • Interest in media relations and grassroots organizing
  • Previous political experience a plus

    Compensation:​ Fellows are independent contractors to NextGen Rising. NextGen Rising offers stipended part-time campaign fellowships for students on campus and activists in the community.

    NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply

    TO APPLY: Send Frances Swanson (​​) your resume and one paragraph explaining why you’re seeking this opportunity..