Editors, apply by Feb. 26 for 2016 Pulliam intern


If your newsroom could use some new talent and fresh ideas for 10 weeks this summer, consider applying for a 2016 intern through the HSPA Foundation.

Editors just need to provide a mentor and an educational experience for a student.

Both students and newspapers must apply by Feb. 26, 2016. Click here for the registration link.

The Eugene S. Pulliam Internship Program offers work at daily and nondaily newspapers in Indiana to college students who will have at least one term of coursework remaining after completion of the internship.

Deadline – Feb. 26

Click here for the registration link.

Student applicants must be residents of Indiana or attend an Indiana college or university. Graduate students and former HSPA Pulliam interns are not eligible.

The program encourages students to enter careers in newspapers.

What are the costs?

Each intern receives $330 per week for the 40-hour, full-time position. The Foundation provides the stipend and asks the newspaper to kick in $33 a week to cover the nonrefundable taxes.

Credit-only internships are also sometimes awarded if students and newspapers agree to the arrangement.

How are interns placed?

The Foundation works to place students with newspapers close to their hometown or campus whenever possible to save them housing and commuting costs.

If a newspaper and student have an internship agreement already, the newspaper can seek funding through the Pulliam program. The Foundation can accommodate the request if the student is chosen by the selection committee and if the agreement is noted on both applications.

What training is included?

The Pulliam program offers more than most internships.

Two Foundation-provided mentors work with the students on multimedia and writing to improve their skills.

The students must create a multimedia project during the internship to prepare them for the expectations in the industry.