Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:33 am
PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS OFFERED BY NYPA FOUNDATION!
The NYPA Foundation offers paid internships to 20 qualified college students, providing them an opportunity to hone their skill sets in preparation for a career in community journalism.
Newspaper ads promoting the program and the application for students are on NYPA’s website (nynewspapers.com
). The program works like this:
Newspapers interested in hiring an intern for an eight week summer program run the promotion ads in their newspapers and on your websites – the best time to run the ads is when the students are at home for Thanksgiving or Christmas break.
The students fill out the application and apply DIRECTLY TO THE NEWSPAPER. The newspaper interviews choice candidates, selects the candidate of their choice and forwards that application to NYPA.
NYPA conducts a random drawing among all applicants and selects 20 interns. NYPA notifies the newspapers and the newspapers arrange the summer schedule directly with the intern.
The papers tell NYPA when the intern is going to start, and NYPA PAYS THE INTERNS A NET STIPEND OF $2500. The newspaper pays nothing (unless you want to keep the intern a little longer).
The deadline for forwarding applications to NYPA is March 1, 2015.