Feb. 8 deadline to request summer 2019 Pulliam newsroom interns


Newspapers from around the state have an opportunity host college interns during the summer of 2019.

The Hoosier State Press Association Foundation will offer nine Eugene S. Pulliam Internships with students earning $350 per week for up to 10 weeks of employment.

Dozens of students and papers apply each year. The program provides newsrooms with aspiring journalists who are talented and enthusiastic.

It provides the college students with an opportunity for real-world experience with reporting, photography, multimedia and more.

To apply for an intern, click here.

“I don’t think I could have asked for a better internship. It was great,” said Mary Freda, a senior at Ball State University who worked at the The Star Press in Muncie last summer.

Freda said she appreciated the opportunity to do a variety of things in the newsroom and would advise other interns to make the most of their time and resources at a paper.

“People value hard work. I knew if I put in the extra time I would get a product I was happy with and my editor would be really happy with,” Freda said.

Last summer, Tom French from Indiana University served as a mentor for the interns offering coaching and feedback in addition to the students’ editors. Juli Metzger will take on that role in 2019. Metzger, an instructor at Ball State, previously served as the Executive Editor for Digital at the Indianapolis Star.

For Freda, her favorite story from the summer was about a pit bull mix with quirks named Thunder who had been at an animal shelter for 300 days. “Somebody saw it in the paper and went and got him right away,” she said.