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The EIJ News

Applications open: March 1, 2020
Application deadline: June 24, Midnight ET

The Society of Professional Journalists is seeking 10 interns for the EIJ News. Interns will cover the Excellence in Journalism conference using a variety of digital approaches (video, social, audio, photos, written stories) that will be published online. Collegiate multimedia journalists are invited to apply for these select positions.

This year’s conference is set for September 10-12 in Washington, D.C. Selected interns will need to arrive in D.C. on Sept. 9 and attend a mandatory afternoon staff meeting. The internship ends Sept. 13 at Noon.

You provide:

— Energy, talent, great ideas and a good attitude
— Your transportation to and from Washington, D.C.
— Your own laptop for writing and production (if you cannot provide this, please alert us ahead of time)
— Your own tools capable of capturing video, audio and photos
— Money to cover out-of-pocket expenses (example: meals not provided by EIJ)

Want to join the EIJ News team at EIJ20 in D.C.? Hear what to expect, and some valuable tips for making it a successful venture, from the students who covered EIJ19 in San Antonio.

2019 EIJ News interns discuss their experience covering EIJ19 in San Antonio.

SPJ provides:

— Complimentary conference registration
— Complimentary four nights at conference hotel (interns will share the room with another intern)
— Some, but not all, meals
— Mentoring by professional journalists
— Networking venues
— A place to showcase your talents in front of many professionals


Applicants must:

— Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in journalism or a related field
— Not graduate before the start of the internship
— Be available to be in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 9-13, 2020
— Not be a past intern of the EIJ News team
— Though membership in SPJ is not mandatory to apply, preference will be given to members of SPJ during the selection process. If not an SPJ member and if selected, we ask that you join SPJ

The following must be submitted or your application will not be considered:

— Completed application
— Cover letter (upload with application form)
— Resume (include three references with complete contact information and upload with application form)
-- One recommendation letter
— Up to three working links or attached files with multimedia content you have written and/or produced, including stories, photos, slideshows and audio/video packages.
— Information about your existing social media footprint (Twitter, Vine, Tumblr, etc.).

Apply online

Sorry, the deadline to apply has passed.

Questions about the EIJ News?

Contact EIJ News adviser Bob Butler.

Note: As an EIJ News intern, SPJ retains all rights to the work you produce during the conference as part of your internship.

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