Journalism Internship (College) Openings

Urban Media Arts (UMA) has openings for individuals interested in being an Intern Community Journalist, reporting on local stories for our online publication Neighborhood View.

Neighborhood View is a vibrant citizen journalism site that also stories from student, community, and professional journalists. Stories cover local government, arts, education, culture, profiles, climate issues, events and local history. Ongoing training and support are provided by professional journalist/writer Don Stradley, editor of Neighborhood View. The internship is overseen by Anne D’Urso-Rose, UMA Associate Director and Neighborhood View coordinator. Weekly editorial meetings are offered to all reporters – to discuss story ideas, share story progress, and provide ongoing feedback and support to journalists.   

Responsibilities and Duties 

General 

  • Attend weekly editorial meetings held on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm via Zoom 
  • Pitch local stories or work on assigned stories 
  • Research story background and conduct interviews 
  • Write story draft and edit following editor’s suggestions 
  • Find images, take photos, or make arrangements with a photographer 
  • Meet with coordinator or editor as needed 
  • Learn about other activities at Urban Media Arts and plug into activities related to interests and skills 

Qualifications 

  • Curiosity in stories and community 
  • Takes initiative in learning about our local community 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Interviewing and journalism reporting skills 
  • Multimedia production skills a plus 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Professional presentation as a reporter for Neighborhood View 

Additional Information 

  • This position is hybrid.  
  • The internship position is unpaid. However, after the internship is successfully completed, stipends are available for assigned or pitched stories. 

Internship Term

  • 6/3/2024 to 8/23/2024 – though duration can be flexible.

Application Process

  • Email anne@umaverse.org with cover letter, resume, and samples of work.