Dow Jones News Fund Internship Programs

The Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) college internship programs help competitive college juniors, seniors and graduate students jump-start careers in journalism through hands-on internships with leading news organizations. Interns receive one week of rigorous pre-internship training, a weekly salary during the internship and a $1,000 scholarship for those returning to school.

Interns are chosen based on their résumés, experience, performance on DJNF tests, telephone interviews, 500-word essays and the needs of media outlets.

Data Journalism

Interns attend a week of training led by journalists from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) refining skills like making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, learning computer-assisted reporting and analyzing and cleaning data in order to tell rich, often hidden, stories before starting internships where they apply these skills to issues like education, government, criminal justice and the economy.

Digital Media

Interns learn the very latest multimedia techniques during a crash course at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. From analyzing web traffic to social media management and designing responsive websites to creating audio and video content, interns learn how to stay ahead in our rapidly evolving media ecosystem before going to internships around the country.

The 2016 class produced a multimedia project on the Phoenix jazz scene.

Business Reporting

Interns enjoy a week in the world’s financial capital at New York University learning from business journalists and drilling on finance, investing, labor issues and mergers and acquisitions before interning at respected business outlets and digital news services.

Interactive News Editing

Interns hone their visual design, headline writing and line editing skills at one-week training sessions on college campuses before beginning internships where they help publish high-quality print and digital content on tight deadlines for some of the nation’s most respected media outlets.