News News Intern Needed!
posted by October 24 at 14:10 PMon
Unlike the bohemians in the film and theater depts., no one in the news dept. has ferocious halitosis or scabies, baby.
We are a serious bunch, currently obsessed with: Mike McGavick; Mayor Nickels’s hypocrisy; the Viaduct; Darcy Burner; Hitler’s bio; I-933; eco-feminism, “community renewal”; Hezbollah; adding bike lanes to Seattle’s streets; Gilbert Arenas; and prison investigations.
You don’t have to care about the above list specifically, but you should have a list of your own—and be jazzed at the prospect of working in a frenetic newsroom…and ideally, be able to make it much less frenetic. Seriously: We need someone who’s organized.
We need a commitment of about 20-hours a week. We know you have to wait tables or go to school, so we’re flexible with the schedule. It’s unpaid, but you are paid for anything you write. And typically, news interns get writing assignments thrown their way right off the bat.
Mostly, though, you’ll be doing follow-up phone calls, filing public records requests, tracking down story leads, fact checking, looking over PDC reports, doing math for me, picking up records downtown, transcribing interviews, dropping everything to pitch in on breaking news stories, and Slogging.
Current news staffer Sarah Mirk was a college student who moved here for the summer to do an internship, and look what happened!
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now.