Future Journalism Project Spring 2013 Internships

Future Journalism Project Spring Internship

The FJP is kicking off our spring journalism internship program. This is open to college students, masters students and recent graduates who can work with us in New York City.

If you’re reading this you probably know us by Tumblr, Twitter or The FJP proper, and our focus on journalism education, business models, technology, and journalism’s role in society.

The FJP internship program seeks qualified applicants who have demonstrated an interest in the themes we pursue, strong writing skills and one or more of the following: audio and video production, design and/or coding.

What FJP Interns Do

FJP interns spend 80% of their time working on ongoing projects such as assisting in the research, interviewing and post-production of on-camera interviews we do with publishing industry thought leaders; and curating and writing/recording original content for our blogs.

The remaining 20% is spent conducting independent research on the business and/or technology of a specific aspect of the media ecosystem (eg., ebooks, podcasts, video networks, app development, subscription models, etc.) with the goal of publishing his or her findings in a longform article (or multimedia package) at the conclusion of the internship.

We offer mentoring and guidance throughout your independent research project, and invite you to join us in weekly conversations with outside guests we bring in who discuss their work in their respective newsrooms.

The Spring Internship is 15-20 hours per week and runs for three months from the candidate’s start date.

To Apply

FJP internships are based in New York City. To apply, send an email to hello@theFJP.org. In it, include a cover letter (no attachments) that includes links to your online persona (eg., blog(s), clips, Tumblr(s), Dribbble, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), why you want to work with the FJP, and what you’d like to actually accomplish during your Internship.

Need help with a cover letter? Here’s our advice on writing one.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013.

If you’re in school and your school supports it, FJP internships have been used for college/graduate credits. A monthly food and travel stipend is included.

Outside New York City

Successful internships require a level of interaction that only occurs when we’re in the same room together. That said, we recognize that many of the best and brightest are a long ways away from where we are. If you’d like to get involved with the FJP in a collaborative role, send us a note at hello@theFJP.org. Follow the same instructions as above and we’ll get back to you if we think it’s possible to work together.

Michael Cervieri
michael@thefjp.org

Michael Cervieri is the creator of the Future Journalism Project where he explores better ways to produce, consume and understand the news. He has taught Internet and Mobile communication technologies at both the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the university’s School of International and Public Affairs. (Twitter | Contact)