Internships at The Inquirer, Daily News, and


In the Fall and Spring Semesters, and in the summer, The Inquirer, Daily News, and will sponsor part-time internships for academic credit. During the academic year, each intern will work 15 hours a week, preferably in two 7.5-hour shifts to be arranged by the student with his or her supervisor. In summer, the intern will work 40 hours a week as a regular shift. Pay is $7.25/hr during the academic year, $12/hr in summer. The shifts may include night and weekend work.


Jan. 1 to apply for the Summer internship. July 15 for the Fall. Nov. 30 for the Spring.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS (Not all internships will be offered in each semester):


Reporter: Reports and writes news, business, sports and/or feature stories for print and online. May be assigned to the Real Time News Desk or Daily News Neighborhoods coverage.


Applicants are encouraged to possess multimedia skills and be familiar with digital photography, video journalism and editing software.



Photographer: Takes news and sports photographs and produces multimedia stories for print and online.


Applicants are encouraged to possess multimedia skills and be familiar with digital photography, video journalism and editing software.

Ability to shoot, edit and transmit photos and videos from location.

Attention to detail and accuracy. Adherence to journalistic ethics.

Knowledge of newspaper style.

Access to a car and a valid driver's license are required.


Copy editor: Edits copy, writes headlines and photo captions, checks proofs.


Interns will be expected to edit stories for style, grammar and content, and write accurate headlines and captions consistent in tone with the story.

Ability to maintain a flow of copy and headlines and to meet deadlines is critical. High proficiency in grammar and knowledge of newspaper style such as the AP Stylebook.

Adherence to journalistic ethics. Candidates must pass an editing test/interview.

A car is not required.


Digital internships: Offered in summer only on the homepage or interactive projects team through the Dow Jones News Fund's digital program. Applications shootd be made through the fund. See the fund's webpage for more information.


Audience Development Intern: Monitor social media scheduled for topical channels. Social media influencer identification, list building, and viral story lookout. Organize and draft best practice and training materials under the supervision of experienced staffers. Help identify under-served audiences and their needs, specifically in the millennial demographic. Assist with community management efforts


Ability to write—well and quickly.

A genuine love for and excitement about the internet A strong understanding of the social web and apps.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.

Ability to balance a fast-paced working environment with the need for precision Tech savvy, and up to date with all the latest trends.


Videographer: Takes and edits news, sports and entertainment videos and assists in the production of multimedia presentations.


Applicants are encouraged to possess video, lighting and audio production skills and have familiarity with editing programs like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.  

Attention to detail and accuracy. Adherence to journalistic ethics.

Knowledge of newspaper style.

Access to a car and a valid driver's license are required.

DEPARTMENTS (Reporting):

New Jersey and Pennsylvania suburban interns will work with the Metro suburban staff, writing news stories and features. They also will contribute to weekly-zoned sections with a heavy component of interactive, multimedia and Web-based journalism. Successful candidates for these positions must have access to a car. New Jersey and Pennsylvania editors will supervise and act as mentors.

City Desk interns will work as general assignment reporters. Their duties will include covering breaking news, meetings, events and news conferences, doing police checks, writing obituaries, and localizing national stories. They also will be expected to contribute various multimedia components to the Web site. A car is desirable but not required. A city editor will supervise; a city desk reporter will act as mentor.

Features interns will work on the DoThis section and other sections as needed. Applicants should have strong writing, reporting and multimedia skills, and an interest in pop culture, arts and lifestyle topics. Supervisor will be a features editor; a features reporter will act as mentor.

Sports interns will cover high school, college and general assignment events on deadline. Some computer expertise is necessary because stories may be filed on location using a laptop. Applicants must have a car. Assistant sports editors will supervise and mentor.


The students will be evaluated as determined by the academic advisers. In addition to formal evaluations, the supervising editor will discuss progress regularly with each student.


Each intern applicant must be an enrolled student -- preference is given to juniors and seniors. For the Fall and Spring Semesters, the intern must be receiving academic credit for the internship.

He/she must submit:


  • A cover letter
  • A resume that includes previous journalism experience 3 to 5 clips (in the case of a graphic artist, photographer or online applicant, a portfolio; copy editors may submit headline clips, but none are required)
  • A credit confirmation letter from the academic institution (fall and spring only)
  • To an interview by phone or in person, if The Inquirer requests one
  • Contact information – e-mail address, home/cell phone, etc.
  • For reporter candidates, indicate on your application if you will have access to a car during the semester or summer you are applying for.



Materials for all internships except for photography may be submitted electronically to:

For photography, use


If using US mail, address to:

David Sullivan, Assistant Managing Editor

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Box 8263

Philadelphia, Pa. 19101

If using a service such as FedEx or dropping off at The Inquirer’s front desk, the address is:

The Philadelphia Inquirer

801 Market St. Suite 300

Philadelphia, Pa. 19107


Make sure your application contains a resume and clips or links to them.

Photography materials should be sent electronically to

For other information, contact David Sullivan at 215-854-2357 between 2-6 p.m. Mon-Fri


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