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Still Making Summer Plans? Deadline Nears For Google’s Journalism Fellowship

It’s the time of year when young journalists start hearing back about their internship applications or perhaps getting worried if they haven’t heard back yet.

googleIf you haven’t already received and accepted an offer and made your summer plans, you still have some time to apply for one of the coolest opportunities available this summer: the Google Journalism Fellowship. But not much time — the deadline is this week.

This isn’t your typical summer internship, though. It’s something more immersive, more data-centric and, honestly, sounds more fun. They’re looking for journalism students who have already demonstrated proficiency and interest in digital projects and technologies, but the desired skills and interests are pretty reasonable for j-school students these days. Here’s how they describe the gig:

The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations — from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age. There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism.

And they will pay the fellows $8,000 (plus a travel stipend) for 10 weeks, from June through August, to work at one of these journalism organizations:

  • Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Investigative Reporters & Editors
  • Nieman Journalism Lab
  • Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project
  • Poynter
  • PRI.org
  • ProPublica
  • Sunlight Foundation
  • Texas Tribune

This application is due Friday, January 31… So, um, why are you wasting time?! Apply here.

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3 Simple Goals For Summer Interns

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It’s mid-May, which means it’s about time for journalism schools to send their army of relatively inexperienced student journalists and recent graduates out into the professional world for a test run. Yep, in a few weeks if not already, young, impressionable cub journalists will turn up in newsrooms eager to do everything.

If you’re among the intern ranks this year, here’s your short and simple to-do list for this summer gig.
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Apply Today For The Reuters Journalism Trainee Program

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The Reuters Journalism Trainee Program is currently seeking candidates for their 2012 initiative. “The Reuters Journalism Trainee Program will bring together a talented group of journalists and journalists-to-be from around the world and provide them with nine months of intensive classroom training and hands-on, real-world experience in London, New York and Singapore”, according to an announcement on the Reuters website.

“Trainees will be paid during the program and then moved into staff positions provided performance standards are met. And they’ll be assigned to mentors to help guide their career with Reuters.”

Reuters currently employs over 3,000 journalists in 200 bureaus worldwide. This year, the London-based Trainee Program has expanded to include New York and Asia, which ups the stakes for being accepted into the highly competitive program. Trainees will get experience both in the classroom and on the newsroom floor, and Reuters will offer 15 jobs for trainees that successfully complete the program according to Stephen Adler, Reuters editor-in-chief.

While the program is geared towards journalists, you don’t necessarily need to be a journalist in order to apply. Reuters is looking for recent graduates, working journalists, or anyone with a specialist background that is looking to start a new career with the world’s largest international multimedia news provider. Applicants must be fluent in English, although advanced proficiency with another language is a plus. Expertise in data analysis and programming, as well as a visual eye and experience with multimedia, are definite advantages for applicants.

Applications are due on December 31, 2011 for the Reuters Journalism Trainee Program. To apply, visit the Reuters website at http://careers.thomsonreuters.com/Students/Bachelors-Masters/Europe/Reuters-Journalism-Trainee for more information.