Digital Media Internship for College Students in the U.S in the Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Internship 2021

Sign up for the Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Internship to produce digital content for newsrooms next summer. 

Interns in the program will get to build their portfolio with a digital media internship at a TV or radio station, newspaper website or digital publication. 

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020 


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Students selected for the college internship programs will receive:

  • Immersive, specialized, all-expenses paid training at universities before their internships
  • Weekly salaries of at least $450 for a minimum of 10 weeks
  • $1,500 scholarships for students and graduates with federal loans. 
  • Additionally, Digital media interns will also receive a one-year membership to the Online News Association, a subscription to the digital AP Stylebook and a lifetime membership to the DJNF alumni network.


Eligible to apply for a digital media internship as long as they are enrolled full-time by the application deadline, are:

  • College juniors
  • Seniors, and
  • Graduate students (includes December graduates)
  • U.S. students studying abroad and international students already in the U.S. with work visas. 
  • International students who are already in the U.S. and authorized to work on student visas.

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Application Instructions

To apply to any or all of the DJNF college internship programs, students must 

  • Complete an online application, and attach supporting documentation
  • Take a timed, online test proctored at their college or university. Click here for practice tests.
  • Check Previous internship placements  
  • Submit the following documents in the section marked “Required Attachments” 
    • A résumé
    • An unofficial transcript
    • Complete contact information for two references
    • A personal 500-word essay: Objectivity, diversity, technology, equity, history. How do these terms relate to your role as a 21st century journalist? Submit no more than 500 words.
    • The maximum file size for each document is 5MB.
    • The following files types are accepted: DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, or TXT. It is best to use MSWord documents or PDFs.
  • Click here to apply
  • After submission of applications, the organizers will send an email from HireVue with a link to the single, timed, online test that should be completed within 3 days.

About the Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Internship

The Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Internship is an educational opportunity for college and graduate students, with a sharp eye and creative edge, to learn firsthand how to produce digital content for newsrooms. 

Before the jobs start, interns learn the very latest multimedia techniques during a crash course at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. 

From analyzing web traffic to social media management and designing responsive websites to creating audio and video content, interns practice how to stay ahead in our rapidly evolving media ecosystem before going to internships around the country.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The application deadline for summer 2021 is November 9, 2020.

The News Fund will begin notifying interns in December, and continue into the New Year until all the media requests are fulfilled.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection. 

Applicants will not be notified if they have not been selected.

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