The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting invites applications from college juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates for its Summer 2024 Investigative Reporting Internship Program.
The internship places students in paid 10- to 12-week assignments working alongside investigative reporters and editors at some of the nation’s top news organizations. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups and those attending HBCUs and MSIs are especially encouraged to apply.
Summer 2024 applicants will be vying for placement at the following news organizations:
- The Associated Press
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- The Indianapolis Star
- Los Angeles Times
- Miami Herald
- National Public Radio
- The New York Times
- USA TODAY
- The Washington Post
Applications close at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 18, 2024.
Applicants must be members of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.
Candidates should be actively involved in campus media or have other news reporting experience and a demonstrated desire to incorporate investigative reporting techniques into their work as they aspire to advance their careers.
The application requires a cover letter, a resume, five work samples and two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak about your journalistic abilities and would be willing to answer any follow-up questions from the selection committee.
Past interns have participated in prize-winning reporting projects and have gone on to establish professional careers.
Donovan Thomas interned at The New York Times in summer 2021. His work was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning effort. He now serves as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“I did not think that I would be able to land a full-time reporting position in a newsroom like the AJC directly after graduating (in May 2022). I was prepared to go to grad school … However, because of the experience I gained with the help of the IBWS, the AJC felt more comfortable offering me a position covering a complex and important beat.”