ASPIRING WRITERS FOCUSED ON THE WESTERN U.S. (fellowships & internships) / by Bear Guerra

Via High Country News:

High Country News is looking for informed and enthusiastic editorial interns and fellows to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 12 Western states.

Every year, High Country News offers four to six internship positions, each six months long, starting in July and January. We also offer a fellowship, between six months and one year, starting each January. We provide free housing and a $220-per-week stipend for interns and free housing and a $375-per-week stipend for fellows. To help defray moving costs, an additional $500 travel stipend is available upon successful completion of the internship. 

All interns and fellows work with the staff editors to write news stories for the website and for the newsmagazine, ranging in length from 250 to 1,600 words. Depending on their experience and ability, they may also write a 2,500- to 5,000-word feature story. Our editing process is rigorous; copy goes through two layers of editing, and it is not unusual for a story to see six or eight drafts. Reporting is generally conducted over the phone and the Internet, but we also send interns and fellows into the field to do on-the-ground work.

Internship

This competitive internship requires writing skills and the ability to communicate ideas, both orally and in writing, to various audiences. We also look for strong curiosity and attention to detail. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, English or related field is also required.

Starts mid-July and ends mid-December.”

DEADLINE: March 15.

https://www.hcn.org/about/internships


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