Spring 2021 PublicSource editorial internship (remote)
PublicSource is a nonprofit online journalism organization in Pittsburgh. We write stories with powerful narratives and people to explain complex issues in the areas of local government, economic development, education, health, the environment and social justice.
If you’re interested in what we do, here’s what we’re looking for in an editorial intern:
- We want someone who goes through life with an eye for untold stories and can figure out how to tell those stories through interviews and research as well as technically sound and creative writing.
- We expect interns to pitch ideas for enterprise stories and communicate with editors about the progress and timeframe. Interns will also assist staff reporters on stories and projects, which could include contributions to research, reporting and fact-checking.
- You should be able to share your story on social media and have ideas for how all of our stories could get more exposure. (Note: We will check your social media accounts.)
- Accuracy will be king to the right intern. You’ll be trained in our fact-checking system and asked to conduct fact checks for your own story and for others’ stories.
We are looking for candidates with a desire to apply their skills and interests toward producing and serving the public with the best local journalism in the industry. We like it when our interns are driven, take initiative and work collaboratively with the PublicSource team to make our time together worthwhile for all involved.
PublicSource will pay each selected intern a $1,650 stipend. To qualify for the stipend, we ask interns to work 15 hours a week for 15 weeks (or another agreed upon schedule). Half of the intern stipend will be paid out eight weeks in and the remainder at the end of the internship. (If timing of payment is prohibitive, please reach out to discuss.)
If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re also happy to fill out the forms.
The internship is 100% remote. We encourage candidates of underrepresented backgrounds to apply as well as those who live outside of Pittsburgh.
Please send a cover letter, resume and clips/writing by or before Dec. 4 to Jeff Benzing at email@example.com.