College juniors, seniors and graduate students who are enrolled in school full-time as of the Nov. 1 deadline are eligible to apply for the college internship programs. This includes December graduates. Former professionals (those who have worked full-time on staff as a journalist for a year or more) in the U.S. or abroad are not eligible.

Only candidates that have completed the application and qualifying test will be considered.

Application Guidelines

To apply to any or all of the college internship programs, students must complete an online application, attach supporting documentation and take a test proctored at their college or university. Applications are due on Nov. 1.

Applicants must also include:

- a 500-word essay

- a résumé

- three to five news clips (for business reporting interns)

- an unofficial college transcript

Qualifying Test

Students are required to complete a one-hour test to be considered for internships. The interactive news editing and business reporting internship applicants take different versions of the test from the applicants for the digital media and data journalism internships. Students applying to all programs must take all three versions.

Tests are sent to professors in early fall and testing continues up to the application deadline.

To prepare, review previous versions of the interactive editing and business reporting tests.