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“My internship at The Dallas Morning News was the single most important job I’ve ever had. It impressed my professors in college, helped me get summer internships and even scored me jobs in my first few years as a professional. The name alone — The Dallas Morning News — is one everyone knows.”

~ Sarah Blaskovich, entertainment writer and former intern

“Working in the features department gave me the chance to work one-on-one with one of the best editors I’ve ever met. For someone who didn’t major in journalism, this internship felt like a much-needed crash course on how to tell compelling stories.”

~ Miguel Perez, 2018 intern

“I would not be a journalist today without The Dallas Morning News internships. As a high school intern, I learned the basics of news reporting and digital journalism. As a college intern, I helped hone in on the skills necessary to be a journalist. I developed lifelong friendships with my fellow interns and made professional connections that allowed me to build a career in the news business.”

~ Charlie Scudder, Collin County reporter and former high school and college intern

“One thing that I’ve noticed about being an intern here at The Dallas Morning News is that you don’t feel like you’re an intern when you’re here. You come in and people expect you to be a full-time reporter the minute that you step into the door.”

~ Nataly Keomoungkhoun, audience team member and former college intern

It’s really great the Washington intern isn’t confined to any one thing — I got to have some experience reporting on Capitol Hill, the presidential election and congressional elections. I was also able to do a range of stories, from straight news to analysis to profiles.

Maddie Ngo, Washington bureau intern

The Dallas Morning News College Internship Program

The Dallas Morning News, Texas’ leading newspaper, offers internships in local news, business, features, editorial, audience, sports, photography, copy editing and digital design/data. Internships are also available in political reporting at our Washington, D.C., bureau and at our Spanish-language publication, Al Día.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be enrolled in college and working toward a degree (associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) or they may have graduated within six months of the internship start date. Previous daily newspaper experience is requested. All applications must include a cover letter, résumé and three references reachable by phone. Additional materials are required to apply for specific positions. Only electronic applications are accepted.

COMPENSATION

College internships are full time for 10 to 12 weeks and are paid $15 an hour for a 40-hour workweek. Interns should have a car in good working condition.

SCHEDULES

The standard workweek is Monday-Friday, but some weekend, night and holiday shifts may be required. The sports internship takes place in the fall. Summer interns are expected to attend brown bag sessions, an intern bus tour, the intern reception and the publisher’s luncheon.

NOTIFICATION

The Dallas Morning News usually informs applicants of a decision by Jan. 1. Once the applicant agrees to accept the internship and abide by the stated requirements, The News expects the intern to fulfill all elements of the agreement, including agreed upon start/end dates and pay.

JOB DAY TO DAY

The internship program at The Dallas Morning News is one of the best in the country. We pride ourselves on treating our interns like full-time staffers from their first day, giving them crucial experience and insight into a journalist’s career and daily responsibilities.

The interns’ summer starts with a much-anticipated daylong bus tour of the city with one of our celebrated columnists, who’s lived in Dallas his whole life. Newsroom members also lead sessions on backgrounding story subjects, social media savvy and other critical skills for journalists in an ever-changing industry. Interns also have the chance to interact with members of senior leadership through one-on-one chats with the editor and managing editor, and a lunch with the publisher.

Interns will be assigned to report, write, photograph and edit stories for publication in print and online under their own names. They will be held to the same journalistic standards, quality guidelines and ethics as full-time staffers, including adherence to professional decorum in dress, promptness and courtesy.

Interns are expected to have a basic knowledge of AP style and be able to use social media in their work. The ability to speak another language would be helpful, and familiarity with digital media is required.

How must applications be delivered

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 30, 2020, through the online form for each internship. You may apply for more than one. All applications must include a cover letter, résumé and three references reachable by phone. Additional materials are required to apply for specific positions.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be enrolled in college and working toward a degree (associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate) or they may have graduated within six months of the internship start date. Previous daily newspaper experience is requested.

Are interns paid?

Yes, interns are paid $15 an hour for a 40-hour workweek for 10 to 12 weeks. They are eligible for overtime but not for holiday pay unless they are scheduled to work.

Can internships be extended?

Yes, internships may be extended when necessary at the discretion of The Dallas Morning News.

What is an intern's schedule like?

The standard workweek is Monday through Friday, but some weekend, night and holiday shifts may be required. Also, all interns are expected to attend brown bag sessions, an intern bus tour, a reception and the editor and publisher’s luncheon.

Are interns eligible to apply for open full-time positions at the completion of their internships?

The News generally requires a minimum of three years' experience for most newsroom positions, but interns who have completed their degrees are welcome to apply for permanent jobs.

Are interns allowed to work in departments other than the ones for which they applied?

Yes, for brief periods with the permission of supervisors.

Does The Dallas Morning News provide housing for interns?

The News does not provide housing for interns or pay a housing stipend, but we will assist them in finding somewhere to live. Paying rent and fulfilling lease requirements are the responsibility of the interns.

Must interns have a working vehicle?

A vehicle in good working condition is strongly recommended.

If I submit an application to an on-campus Dallas Morning News recruiter, do I need to fill out the online application as well?

Yes, you must apply through the online link for each internship.

When will I find out if I was accepted?

We will make every attempt to inform applicants of their hiring status no later than Jan. 1, but they should not expect an explanation of why their application was accepted or rejected.

College Intern

ORGANIZATION
The Dallas Morning News

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Dallas Morning News offers reporting college internships in local news at our downtown Dallas office. Reporters should send at most eight newspaper clips or story links. Clips may be reduced, but must be legible. The applicant’s primary clips or links should focus on the specific position the applicant desires, but clips or links showing a variety of reporting and writing abilities are acceptable.

A cover letter and résumé with references are required with all applications. Application materials will not be returned, and applicants should not expect an explanation of why their application was accepted or rejected.

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College Intern

ORGANIZATION
The Dallas Morning News

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Dallas Morning News offers reporting college internships in local news at our downtown Dallas office. Reporters should send at most eight newspaper clips or story links. Clips may be reduced, but must be legible. The applicant’s primary clips or links should focus on the specific position the applicant desires, but clips or links showing a variety of reporting and writing abilities are acceptable.

A cover letter and résumé with references are required with all applications. Application materials will not be returned, and applicants should not expect an explanation of why their application was accepted or rejected.

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The Dallas Morning News High School Internship Program

The Dallas Morning News also selects students for its high school internship program. School journalism advisers are notified when the application period opens, usually in February.

ELIGIBILITY

High school juniors and seniors

COMPENSATION

Minimum wage

SCHEDULES

High school interns work Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for 10 weeks. Schedule adjustments can be accommodated on a case by case basis.

NOTIFICATION

We open the application period in February and select interns in March.

JOB DAY TO DAY

Interns are given the opportunity to shadow journalists in multiple departments — news, business, arts and entertainment, photo, audience and research. They will work with editors and reporters to write stories and/or take photographs for The Dallas Morning News, as well as promote the stories to our readers when they're published. High school interns also attend the bus and printing press tours and weekly brown bag sessions with newsroom members.

REQUIREMENTS

A cover letter stating the student’s interest in journalism and experience (internships, high school newspaper positions, relevant courses, UIL or DMN High School Journalism 101 awards, etc.)

Two letters of reference from a teacher, school staff member and/or employer

A résumé providing contact information

Five examples of work — preferably published in the student newspaper, yearbook or a professional publication

High School Intern

ORGANIZATION
The Dallas Morning News

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Dallas Morning News offers reporting high school internships in local news at our downtown Dallas office. Reporters should send at most eight newspaper clips or story links. Clips may be reduced but must be legible. The applicant’s primary clips or links should focus on the specific position the applicant desires, but clips or links showing a variety of reporting and writing abilities are acceptable.

A cover letter and résumé with references are required with all applications. Application materials will not be returned, and applicants should not expect an explanation of why their application was accepted or rejected.

Apply Now

High School Intern

ORGANIZATION
The Dallas Morning News

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Dallas Morning News offers reporting high school internships in local news at our downtown Dallas office. Reporters should send at most eight newspaper clips or story links. Clips may be reduced but must be legible. The applicant’s primary clips or links should focus on the specific position the applicant desires, but clips or links showing a variety of reporting and writing abilities are acceptable.

A cover letter and résumé with references are required with all applications. Application materials will not be returned, and applicants should not expect an explanation of why their application was accepted or rejected.

Apply Now

The Dallas Morning News High School Journalism 101

High School Journalism 101 is a yearlong program designed to teach students about the field of journalism. We host occasional sessions on journalism-related topics and sponsor an annual contest to award student journalists for their work.

HSJ101 2019

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