Express-News and Statesman internships

Here are some internship opportunities with the San Antonio Express-News and Austin American Statesman for this summer, fall and next summer. The info I received for the Express-News did not include a deadline, so my advice is to contact Dino Chiecchi asap. The deadline for the college credit summer or fall internships with the Statesman is this FRIDAY, APRIL 9th so get your applications in!

Summer 2010 Internship Program

The San Antonio Express-News is still accepting applications for Summer 2010 internships. The Express-News editorial department employs eight to 12 interns each summer. The newspaper considers applicants who are writers, copy editors, designers, multimedia journalists, photographers and news researchers. The internships are for 12 or 13-week periods from May through September, with flexible start and departure times. The Express-News prefers juniors or seniors, or recent graduates, who have had at least one previous internship at a daily newspaper. Reporters and photographers will need a car and will be paid for business mileage. Mail cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and samples of work to Express-News, 2010 Intern Program, c/o Dino Chiecchi, P. O. Box 2171, San Antonio, Texas, 78297. E-mail: Or call: (210) 250-3355. Writers should include 6-8 clips; photographers should provide 20 to 40 examples.

College Credit-only Internships: Summer 2010 and Fall 2010

-The Austin American-Statesman is accepting applications for 2010 Summer and Fall Course Credit Internships. These are internships for college students who are taking courses that grant credit for practical internship experience. We will consider applications for these positions: news, business or sports reporter; features or editorial writer; copy editor or page designer; photographer or graphic artist; and online content editor.
-Internship Description: We are looking for motivated, reliable, skilled students who are pursuing a career in journalism. Interns will work 15-20 hours per week during the spring semester. Hours will be flexible to work around class schedules. Some night and weekend work is possible. Interns will work closely with assigning and production editors to improve skills and to get material published in the paper.
-Application Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled, or reasonably expect to be enrolled, in intern-related classes. At the University of Texas, for example, classes such as J331K and COM350 qualify. Applicants must already have basic reporting and writing skills and the ability to write on deadline. Previous internships, or experience with a college or independent publication is a plus. A valid drivers license, proof of insurance and transportation are required. Applications should include a cover letter, a resume with at least two references, a 2-3 page autobiography and samples of work. This packet should also indicate which course the applicant is, or plans to be, enrolled in.
-Application Deadline: Application packets should be sent to the Statesman by Friday, April 9, 2010. A postmark of April 9 is acceptable. They should be identified as “Summer 2010” or “Fall 2010” and addressed to: Austin American-Statesman Attn: Drew Marcks, newsroom 305 South Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78704
-Questions: Email

Summer Internship Program 2011

Deadline is Nov. 5 for a summer 2011 internship at The Austin American-Statesman. The newspaper is looking for as many as four interns to do reporting in news, business, sports, features; copy editing, online content, photography graphics, page design and editorial page writing. Pay is $450 a week with free housing at St. Edward’s University. Send a resume, a two-to-three-page autobiography that tells us about you and your interest in newspaper journalism, and a cover letter. Also, send an appropriate sampling of your work (clips, headline samples, photo slides, copies of graphics or pages you’ve designed); and the names of at least two references with phone numbers. Send your material to: Drew Marcks, Asst. Managing Editor, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78704; e-mail: For more information visit:


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