Summer Internship Opportunity for Journalism Graduate Students

Carnegie Corporation is pleased to announce a summer internship with ABC News in Summer 2011 for up to 4 graduate students. Students must be nominated by the Deans of their schools and will be chosen on a competitive basis. The internship will take place over a 10-week period at ABC News in New York City. Interns will work with ABC News’ award winning Brian Ross investigative unit and may obtain field, reporting and research experience. They will be given desk space at ABC News, be trained on the ethics and standards of ABC News and on video and reporting techniques. Kerry Smith, Senior Vice President for Editorial Quality will be the executive in charge of this summer institute. The details of the summer institute are as follows:

Dates: June 20th to August 26th, 2011 for a total of 10 weeks.

Participants: The internship is open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in a Journalism School or have graduated as of Summer 2011.

Students must be nominated by the Dean of the Journalism School they attend and must document a strong interest in investigative reporting as a career.

Stipend: Interns will be paid a weekly stipend of $750 for a total of $7,500 for the internship.

Location: Students will have desks and office space at ABC News, 47 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023.

Housing: Students will be responsible for their own housing arrangements in New York City.

Application: To apply for the internship, please submit the following:

  • A letter of nomination from the Dean of the Journalism School you attend
  • A cover letter that explains why you wish to work at ABC’s investigative unit for the summer
  • A résumé
  • A completed questionnaire

Applications must be received by Friday, March 4th, 2011 for a decision in mid-April 2011. The requested materials should be sent to:  

Ambika Kapur, Program Manager

Carnegie Corporation of New York

437 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022

Email: mf(at)