Times internship applications due Oct. 20

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Applications are due Monday, Oct. 20, for the spring internship with The Times-Tribune in Scranton.

Participants will have the chance to work inside a professional newsroom and to learn journalism in the midst of a real city press room with real deadlines and real responsibilities.Your duties as an intern would vary based on your interests and the skills you brought with you.

Current interns are already working on material that goes directly into the newspaper, and you may have the opportunity to write stories that appear under your own by-line. (Whether you intend to be a journalist or a writer of another sort, it is certainly helpful to line up such ‘clips’ early in your career.)

The internship carries 3 credits; for Communication majors that credit may count for an elective within the major. In order to apply, prepare a one-page cover letter, a résumé, and 3-5 samples of your journalistic writing. The strongest applicants will likely be able to draw on their work from The Aquinas or other publications, but we will certainly consider work that you have written for class or on your own.

The Times-Tribune has a separate internship program over the summer, one that offers a $400/week salary and the chance to fill in for full-time journalists. Summer internships are very competitive – they draw applicants from journalism programs and college newspapers across the country – and Times-Tribune editors have indicated that strong performance in a fall or spring internship will give a local applicant an edge.

Review of applications and interviews will begin Wednesday, Oct. 22. Students should deliver their applications to:
Marlene Stanilka
Department Secretary
Communication Dept.
STT – Comm Wing 4121

If you are interested in more information on this opportunity speak with:

Matt Reavy
reavym2@scranton.edu/ext. 6186

Kim Pavlick
pavlickk2@scranton.edu/ext. 4147

Joe Kraus
krausj2@scranton.edu/ext. 6331

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