Which of my students should apply for this internship?
Juniors and seniors with at least one other internship or extensive work in student media. Those who are interested in government and politics and those who want a multimedia reporting experience in a city where news is always being made. One graduate with superior journalism skills, in addition to excellent knowledge of html and content management systems, fills the yearlong, post-graduate, multimedia fellowship.
Can students get academic credit or do an independent study?
Absolutely. We work with interns to help them get academic credit by filling out forms, proctoring tests or consulting with university officials. Some interns take an online course while they are here or turn research for news stories into an academic project. We also pay our interns and house them for free.
Who supervises this internship?
Director Jody Beck, a journalist with more than 30 years of experience, works with the interns to develop their story ideas, contact sources and notify editors who might be interested in running their stories. She does one-on-one editing, coaches interns as they rewrite and conducts follow-up story conferences. The post-graduate fellow teaches multimedia skills to those who do not have them and helps those with multimedia skills to get better.
How many students write for SHFWire?
Six interns in the spring summer and fall terms. The spring and fall terms include one international student. All are available to take on assignments for student media on your campus and other news organizations.
Who uses the SHFWire?
Foundation Wire stories appear in major news organizations across the United States, including the E.W. Scripps Co. TV stations and websites and non-Scripps publications.