Deadline: November 16, 2015 | Apply here
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Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. ALL candidates must already have the appropriate legal authorization and papers to allow them to work within the EU
Dates: The summer internships generally take place over June, July and August, 2016
Location: The Wall Street Journal bureaus across Europe (GBR-LONDON FRA-PARIS ESP-MADRID ITA-MILANO)
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events.
Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.
The Wall Street Journal internships
The Wall Street Journal internships programs in Europe are aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. This is a paid summer internship, which lasts for a 10-week period. The summer internships generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
The application should include a cover letter, resume and six published samples of your work (written and/or multi-media, though not self-published). Applications should be submitted by 10 a.m. (GMT), Monday, November 16th, 2015.
We are looking for interns to work in our bureaus across Europe, and in some cases there may be the opportunity of working beyond Europe’s boundaries, e.g., the Middle East. Our selection process is competitive and rigorous, and should be completed by the end of January. We will only contact those applicants who pass initial screenings and who we wish to invite for interview. We will focus heavily on newsgathering, reporting and editing skills across print and online platforms.
Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news, features and multi-media material relevant to their beat. Interns are expected to generate their own story ideas appropriate for the section to which they are assigned, and follow the stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor. They might also assist reporters and editors with story research and other assigned tasks. Interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of the paper’s growing readership on various real-time, online and print platforms.
Dedication to high journalistic standards is vital. Candidates must be able to work independently and under the pressure of deadlines. Fluency in English and in one or more additional European language is a must.