Initiating in 1958, the Dow Jones News Fund provides paid internship opportunities to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. The fund is also a non-profit organization established to promote careers in journalism in the digital age.
If accepted, students will have the chance to interview and work for 10-12 weeks at some of the nations leading news companies like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Managing Director Linda Shockley spoke to students in Annenberg Hall about the fund and the news industry. “Media is a transient business,” speaks Shockley. “Somebody that you meet on the job might be somebody that you see moving throughout the industry years from now.”
Offered to current upperclassmen and graduate students, the Dow Jones News Fund offers four different programs focused on elements of the news industry. These include their Digital Internship, Business Reporting Internship, Data Journalism, and News Editing Internship programs.
Prior to being accepted to each of these curriculums, students who are interested must take an online exam to test their qualifications. These exams include students’ knowledge of current events, reporting skills, and data & digital expertise.
If you are interested in the internship program, sign up to take the test to see if you’re qualified. The test will be administered on Thursday, October 27th, at 11:00 a.m. in Annenberg Hall Room 2. The deadline to sign-up for the test is Tuesday, October 25th. Applications must be submitted by November 1st.
For more information, you can visit the School of Media and Communication Career Center in Annenberg Hall Room 7 or contact Professor Maida Odom.
The link for the Dow Jones News Fund can be found here.