IBWS-Miami Herald Investigative Reporting Internship Program

The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and the Miami Herald are seeking applicants for a new investigative internship. We are seeking a fearless and resourceful up-and-coming reporter with interest in using data and public records reporting to intern with our news team this summer to help ferret out stories that spotlight injustice, economic disparity and public corruption.

This internship will give you the opportunity to work with the investigative team that exposed the sweetheart deal that enabled serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to escape serious punishment, and led to the resignation of a member of President Trump’s cabinet.

The Herald’s investigative legacy dates back decades, from work that exposed mob influence in 1950s Miami to reporting that changed laws on how Florida treats its most vulnerable residents.

The 10-week paid internship is funded by the Ida B. Wells Society, a news trade organization whose mission is to increase the representation and profile of reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting. Beginning in early June, the program will provide the intern with the opportunity to work and train with some of the best in the business.

If you have a passion for accountability journalism and the drive it takes to sift through data and dig through documents, you could be the right candidate for this position.

The successful candidate will be a junior, senior or recent graduate interested in identifying accountability stories, who wants to report stories about wrongdoing, injustice and abuses of power. The candidate should be excited about all the possible tools we can use for journalism now, from engaging with readers to analyzing data and be enthusiastic about working in a bilingual newsroom in one of the most diverse communities in the United States. Language skills — Spanish, Portuguese, French/Creole — will be a bonus for this position.  We are also seeking a collaborator – someone who works well as part of a team.

Special consideration will be given to students who come from underrepresented communities, HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions. To qualify, applicants must be registered members of the Ida B. Wells Society. To register, visit here.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern on April 23. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply, send a résumé, cover letter and three clips/samples directly to idabwellssociety@unc.edu with subject line: “Miami Herald-IBWS Summer Internship”

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