The Daily Press offers a paid summer internship program. Internships may be filled in several newsroom functions: local news, sports, features, online/digital, editing or photo.
You'll be assigned real work: Reporting, shooting photos and video, and working online. You'll need your own car (we reimburse for mileage). You'll work 30-35 hours a week. Teamwork is underscored at every level in our newsroom.
You will be assigned a mentor and will participate in team meetings and brown bag programs on topical subjects. Past sessions have included journalism values, self-editing, how to read a financial report, investigative reporting/the paper chase and thinking visually.
The programs are generally aimed at - but not limited to - rising college juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Selection will be based on experience (college newspaper and professional internships), transcripts, cover letter and references. Finalists may be interviewed.
We pay our interns minimum wage. We do not provide class credit.
Send a resume, cover letter, school transcript, five clips or classroom samples and three professional references with name, title and telephone number (supervisors from internship experience or professors in courses applicable to journalism). Reference letters are not required.
A cover letter should include:
1. Why you wish to intern at the Daily Press.
2. What you are interested in doing during your internship (reporting, online/digital, photography, video, etc.).
3. Your goals and expectations for the internship.
4. The dates you are available.
Material should be mailed to:
Daily Press Internships
7505 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23607
You may email your application as a PDF and/or links to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Applications must be received by March 14.
About Hampton Roads and the Virginia Peninsula
The Daily Press covers the Hampton Roads localities of Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Poquoson and Smithfield and Isle of Wight, York, James City and Gloucester counties. Additional major cities in this region of more than 1.5 million residents are Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Suffolk. Hampton Roads is noted for its historic areas (including Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown), colleges (Hampton University, Christopher Newport University, College of William and Mary, among others), a variety of military bases, beaches, water sports, a minor-league baseball team and nationally recognized theme parks.