The Wall Street Journal internship program is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to be fully immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world.
The 10-week paid internship program offers hands-on work experience, one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like full-time staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects. The summer 2021 interns reported front-page news, created interactive graphics, edited photo projects, wrote colorful features, produced videos, curated and published our journalism across platforms, and much more.
We strive to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don’t need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.
EUROPE REPORTING INTERNS:
The Wall Street Journal’s reporting internships in Europe are designed for students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. We are looking for interns to work in the London or Paris bureaus, though there may be an opportunity for a posting in one of our other European bureaus, such as Brussels, Rome or Berlin.
You will work closely with other reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news. You will be expected to generate your own story ideas and follow those stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor. You may also be asked to assist reporters and editors with story research and other tasks.
You should be a self-starter who understands the needs of our growing audience on various platforms and is able to work independently under deadline pressure. Dedication to high journalism standards and excellent writing and reporting skills are required. A demonstrated interest in business reporting is a plus, though prior business/finance reporting experience is not required.
The screening process puts heavy emphasis on journalistic experience. You should have completed at least one prior reporting internship with another professional media organization, or published exceptional work with a campus news outlet or as a freelancer.
Fluency in English and at least one additional European language is strongly preferred. You need to be authorized to work in the country where the internship is based.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and no more than five published clips. Any clips published in a language other than English should be accompanied by a full English translation. Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is Jan. 3, 2022.
If you have a beat or location preference, please indicate your top choices in your cover letter. Assignments may include:
- In London: markets/finance, corporate, energy, world, and U.K. news.
- In Paris: corporate, world and French political/economic news.
- In Brussels: corporate, regulatory and European political news.
Summer internships take place between June and September, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
Only finalists will be contacted. We will review applications on a rolling basis and strive to make selections by mid-February.
WILL I BE PAID?
Yes, interns are paid the local equivalent of $900 per week, and we help with the cost of public transportation. We do not provide housing, but we can help point you in the right direction.
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