February 16, 2011

Summer internship deadline is Friday

A gentle reminder to students in the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication: Friday is the deadline to apply for a summer internship at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

Applications are due by 5 p.m.

The nonprofit Center is seeking three reporting interns for the summer.

Eligibility is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled, at the time of application, in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the Center is based.

Pay is $10 an hour. This is a 40-hour-per-week position. The schedule is flexible.

Also, the Center is able to provide paid freelance experience to a limited number of students.  If a student has a good idea (print or visual), we’d like to hear.

Interns receive intensive training and experience in interviewing, researching and writing.

They work with Center staff and partners at Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television to produce investigative reports.

Interns also collaborate with mainstream and ethnic media outlets around Wisconsin in investigative coverage. Some travel around Wisconsin may be required. Access to a vehicle is required.

Interns are provided office space in Vilas Communication Hall.

In-depth, investigative and computer-assisted reporting skills are preferred. Web, audio and video skills are desirable.

Reports are distributed on WisconsinWatch.org, the Center’s Web site; public radio and television; and by news organizations around the state.

Applicants must submit the following in electronic form to ahall@wisconsinwatch.org:

  • One-page letter describing why they’re qualified for the job.
  • Resume including work and journalistic experience, awards, GPA and at least two references.
  • Up to five examples of published or broadcast work.

Questions may be directed to Andy Hall, the Center’s executive director, at ahall@wisconsinwatch.org, 608-262-3642, or in the Center’s office, 5006 Vilas Communication Hall.

The Center strives to increase the quality and amount of investigative reporting across Wisconsin and to create a replicable, collaborative model for local investigative journalism. The Center is guided by its mission statement: Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Seek solutions. It focuses upon government integrity and quality of life issues of importance to the people of Wisconsin, including the environment, justice system, education, economic issues, health and public safety.