Solutions Journalism Reporting Internship

YES! Magazine is looking for talented reporting interns. Apply by June 1, 2017 for an internship starting in early August.

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Do you love researching, reporting, and writing? Do you care deeply about the state of our world and want to put your skills to work reporting on progressive solutions for social change? If you are seeking a career in journalism and are passionate about social justice, then this is the internship for you.

YES! is an award-winning, national, nonprofit media organization. Our print magazine reaches 60,000 people each quarter. Online we reach nearly 1 million readers every month. Our editorial mission is to support social change by investigating and explaining solutions that address core problems at the intersections of social, economic, racial, and environmental justice.

What you’ll be doing:

YES! reporting interns are key members of the editorial team. Interns’ primary focus is on article assignments made by our beat editors. Interns will build skills in solutions journalism, including pitching, researching, reporting, and writing. Interns will have ample opportunity to acquire high-quality clips in a variety of subject areas. Interns will also be trained in aspects of print and digital publishing and social media.

What we ask:

This is an intensive, immersive six-month internship and requires a three-day per week commitment (24 hours total). Interns are expected to work from our Bainbridge Island office 2 days per week and can work remotely on a third day.

What we offer:

YES! offers a $1000/month stipend, as well as ferry passes for the commute to our Bainbridge Island office.

Who we want:

Most successful applicants have a B.A. in journalism or a related field. Most successful applicants also have experience writing about or can show fluency in the topics we cover, including climate justice, economic inequality, racial justice, democratic reform.

We are looking for interns with:

* Strong research, reporting, and writing skills and attention to detail and accuracy.

* Previous experience in journalism a plus.

* Excellent self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently.

* Excellent communication skills for a team environment.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and contact information for two references to internships [at] yesmagazine.org with “reporting internship” in the subject field.


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