Journalism Internships: Placement
"On an internship, you see all your courses coming together. Both the paper and the community rely on you. Your stories are what people are talking about over coffee, all around town."
Nate Rice, a reporting intern in summer 2007 at the Gloucester (Mass.) Daily Times .
The newspapers listed below are the ones to which UNH most frequently sends interns for writing, editing and photo positions, for print or online. Many other news organizations take UNH interns occasionally, when they need people or when we have students to spare.
Most of the companies on this list are fairly small, and that's deliberate. A smaller news organization means bigger opportunities for an intern. Small publications are always short on staff, which means that you're likely to report and write lots of front-page stories on every subject you can imagine (and many you can't, yet). In a bigger newsroom, you'd be a much smaller factor.
If you meet the requirements for a UNH journalism internship and you're interested in one of the places below, please do not contact the editor directly. Apply through the UNH journalism director. The editors of these publications trust us to send them good candidates; they don't want to interview dozens of students.
In New Hampshire:
- The Telegraph in Nashua, reporting and editing. (Telegraph internship info).
- Portsmouth Herald and its Seacoast weekly papers (reporting, editing, possibly sportswriting).
- Concord Monitor (editing only).
- Derry bureau of the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass. (reporting).
- Sometimes: Monadnock Ledger in Peterborough (weekly); Keene Sentinel.
- Radio stations WBYY and WTSN, Dover.
Other possibilities – internships at New Hampshire Home (one intern works for the magazine fall and spring, so this may not work for us) or New Hampshire Magazine, both in Manchester.
- Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, North Andover (editing and possibly reporting).
- Sometimes: The Enterprise in Brockton; Greenfield Recorder.
- Shoestring Magazine
- Ellsworth American, summer only (Ellsworth info).
- Sometimes: Sunday Sun-Journal, Lewiston. Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Waterville.
Other places students have interned recently: WMUR, Laconia Citizen, NESN.com, NESN, New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Television (see Professor Lisa Miller if you're interested), The Boston Phoenix, NECN, GlobalPost,WEEI
Other Places You Might Try
If you want to go to a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station or Web site that UNH doesn't usually work with, you can set up your own internship. Almost any news organization might be willing to take an intern, though some do it only in the summer. The Applying page tells you how to set up your own internship. This page gives you some ideas on where. We can't guarantee that these places will count as your UNH internship. That depends on the responsibilities you're given.
Here are some starting points. Many of the sites on our job-hunting resources page also contain listings for print, broadcast and online internships. Any search engine can lead you to a zillion internship sites. And try these:
- Dow Jones Newspaper Fund summer internships: business reporting, news copy editing, sports copy editing, and online journalism. Also has a list of other internships.
- American Society of Magazine Editors summer internship for students who have just completed their junior year. Note that each school can recommend only one candidate.
- Kaiser Media Internships in health reporting.
- Institute on Political Journalism summer internships.
- Scripps Howard Foundation semester in Washington.
- Boston Globe internships. Globe internships are open only to students who have done a previous newspaper internship. (log in required)
- Boston Globe Co-op Program (log in required)
- ABC News internships
- CNN and Turner Broadcasting
- CBS News
- NBC New Media
- ESPN internships