Florida, USA ● Tallahassee, FL, USA Req #22379
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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News - Intern

Summer Internship - Reporting

The Tallahassee Democrat/, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a part-time Summer Intern. This journalism intern will help with coverage of breaking news, general assignments and special efforts.

This paid part-time internship program gives college students an opportunity to work in a newsroom environment over the summer. We’re seeking students who are looking for a professional-level experience and have the initiative, skills and judgment to excel.

The program will include one-on-one coaching and mentoring, but students are expected to handle stories independently and effectively in a 24/7 deadline-driven environment.

This role could include day and nighttime hours in the newsroom depending on the newsroom’s needs and your schedule.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Handling daily assignments of breaking news reporting, writing, copy editing, online production assignments, social media, research, database work, investigative work, audio and video editing and visual journalism.
  • Gathering information from sources at any location and through any means commonly available for news stories.
  • Interviewing subjects in person, over the telephone or via computer terminals, and in writing.
  • Traveling quickly to wherever the news occurs or is being disseminated.
  • Researching written materials, graphic and photographic materials, as well as audio and video recordings.
  • Quickly and accurately reporting information, either verbally or electronically, for publication.
  • Helping in the production of photographs and graphics to support stories.
  • Participating in brainstorming sessions and pitching of story ideas.


  • Degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a journalism program at a college or university. Students must have completed at least one year of college.
  • Strong command of AP writing, spelling, grammar and style.
  • Reporting skills.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and flexible.
  • Open to new ideas, new experiences and learning on the job.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Technical skills (will vary depending on the assignment).
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience performing a wide variety of tasks under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are selected, the position requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.

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Other details

  • Job Family Intern
  • Job Function General Administration
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Florida, USA
  • Tallahassee, FL, USA