The Wall Street Journal internship program is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to be fully immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world.
The 10-week, paid full-time internship program offers hands-on work experience, one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like full-time staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects. The summer 2021 interns reported front-page news, created interactive graphics, edited photo projects, wrote colorful features, produced videos, curated and published our journalism across platforms, and much more.
We strive to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don’t need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.
The WSJ. Magazine internship in New York City is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in magazine journalism.
You will work closely with various departments within the magazine, including features, digital, photography, design and research. Responsibilities will include writing exclusive content for digital platforms, completing story and photography research, contributing to editorial meetings, fact checking and assisting with social media.
You should be a self-starter who understands the needs of our growing audience on various platforms and is able to work independently under deadline pressure. Dedication to high journalism standards, excellent writing and organization skills, and attention to detail are required.
You should have sharp instincts for feature and lifestyle coverage and an interest in and appreciation for photography and design. A familiarity with social-media platforms and web analytics is beneficial.
The screening process puts heavy emphasis on prior experience. You should have prior magazine experience and a demonstrated interest in WSJ. Magazine’s coverage areas, including fashion, design, art, architecture, entertainment, technology, philanthropy and more.
You should have completed at least one prior internship, ideally with another professional media organization, or done exceptional work with a campus news outlet or as a freelancer.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and no more than five published clips (PDFs are ideal). Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2021.
Summer internships take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
Only finalists will be contacted. We will review applications on a rolling basis and strive to make selections by the end of January.
WILL I BE PAID?
Yes, interns are paid $900 per week, and we help with the cost of public transportation. We do not provide housing, but we can help point you in the right direction.