Journalism Internships: Placement/Site Information
Internships at The Telegraph and nashuatelegraph.com
(Note: The paper does not offer every internship every semester, and the internships don’t always go to UNH students. But if we send good UNH candidates, The Telegraph usually takes them. The editors for many of these internships are UNH grads. Here are the descriptions provided by the paper:)
The Telegraph of Nashua, N.H., a 27,000-circulation daily (32,000 Sunday), has several internship opportunities for qualified college students. The length of hire is usually one college semester -- spring, summer or fall. Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation, and work a 40-hour week, to create content and/or present content in print and online for the company's various publications and Web sites.
News Reporting Intern (summer, fall, spring): The staff writing intern covers breaking news, features and scheduled events as well as doing data gathering and investigative work. Interns works closely with other reporters and editors and are expected to develop their own story ideas in addition to those assigned. This is a supervised general assignment position with a schedule of Tuesday through Saturday, mostly days with some evening assignments.
Sports Department Intern (summer, fall, spring): Main responsibilities are to edit copy, write headlines, design sports pages and post content on the company Web sites. Knowledge of Quark, Photoshop and Freehand would be useful but can be taught. There could be occasional opportunities to write, but primarily this is a desk position, scheduled Friday through Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Copy Desk Intern (fall, spring): Main responsibilities are to edit copy, write headlines, design news pages and post content to the company Web sites. Knowledge of Quark, Photoshop and Freehand would be useful but can be taught. Schedule is Wednesday through Sunday, from 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Features Department Intern (summer, fall): Work with and learn from experienced editors while writing about people, trends, events and community news for The Telegraph's daily feature sections and Web sites. The successful candidate will possess an inquisitive mind, strong writing and interpersonal skills and a willingness to tackle any story. Experience with multimedia is a strong plus. Schedule is Monday through Friday, regular business hours, with occasional weekend work.
Photo Intern (fall, spring): Work with award-winning photojournalists on digital photography and multimedia projects for print and online delivery. Preference will be given to those candidates with an existing portfolio of still photographs and multimedia work. Schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, regular business hours, with occasional evening assignments.
The Salem (Mass.) News, a 30,000-circulation daily, offers internships to qualified college students. Students must receive college credit for the internship. In any given semester, one or both of these internships may not be available. Apply through the UNH journalism internship director.
These descriptions were provided by the newspaper:
News intern: The news intern runs a town beat for the paper. Reporters will cover everything from municipal meetings and features to fires, floods and crime. The intern works side by side with editors and other reporters, many of them UNH alumni. (The paper's publisher and editor in chief are both UNH journalism alumni.)
The best interns are energetic, curious and aggressive; they come up with their own story ideas and often find their work on Page 1. This is a 40-hour-a-week job, with occasional evening hours.
Sports intern: The sports intern helps cover high school and youth sports, with game coverage, features and desk work. The intern will also contribute to the paper's high school sports Web site and blog. This is a 40-hour-a-week job.
The Ellsworth American, a weekly newspaper on the coast of Maine with a circulation of 11,000, offers two writing internships in summer only. Apply through the UNH journalism director.
This description was provided by the newspaper:
Interns write feature stories and take photos for the arts section and special sections, particularly a 60-page monthly entertainment guide and feature magazine called "Out & About." The internship runs from mid-May until Labor Day, with some flexibility for individual schedules. Pay is minimum wage plus gas mileage.
The features editor says, “I am looking for two people whose writing reflects sound structure and reporting. I want concise, colorful, detailed stories. Having a good attitude and being adventurous and outdoorsy
are key, too.”