The Patch Editorial Internship is a 12-week educational work experience in hyperlocal digital media, with instruction in local reporting, news and feature writing, freedom of information, libel law, Associated Press style, social media and community engagement.
We see internships as an important step to launch a career in journalism. We see interns as professionals regardless of age. Patch interns report and write daily local stories in real time and receive editing and instruction as they work alongside Patch’s full-time editorial staff. Group training sessions are conducted in weeks 3, 6 and 9. The interns interact daily with their assigned editorial team and meet weekly with their internship liaison. Patch interns may also participate in the company’s Patch U growth and development sessions during their time with the team.
Patch interns work 30 hours per week at a rate of $15 per hour, earning $450 per week.
Candidates are chosen based on their experience, performance on the Patch editorial test and an interview.
Patch offers a unique newsroom culture: positive, growth-focused and entrepreneurial. We are invested in creating a viable future for hyperlocal news, which includes grooming the next generation of journalists.
We lead with our hearts at Patch. We are passionate about fulfilling a mission of service to our communities and colleagues. We work hard. We laugh a lot, look out for each other and celebrate our successes together. Patch believes a sense of belonging among our teammates is critical to our growth and achievement. Patch is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with an inclusive, collaborative work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
- Sept. 1 to Nov. 30; applications due by June 30