Friday, January 16, 2015

Paid summer journalism internship

Lewis County Press in Missouri offers an eight- to 10-week paid summer internship for college students to learn community journalism. By the end of the summer, the intern will have produced a community guide or magazine that will be mailed to all the residents in one of our counties. The intern will be responsible for all aspects of producing the publication: design, layout, taking photos, writing copy, editing and selling ads. The intern will be listed as both the editor and publisher on the masthead. Thus, the publication will be something tangible the intern can show future employers of what was accomplished in the summer of 2015.

An example:

Also, the intern will be expected to interact positively with the publisher and team at the
assigned paper and, time permitting, help out as requested.

Compensation (1099 contractor):

  • $300/week
  • 25% commission on ad sales in excess of $2,000
  • Help with housing


  • Curiosity
  • Good social skills
  • Desire to work and succeed
  • Photoshop, InDesign, Word, Excel

Lewis County Press, LLC:
Lewis County Press’s mission is to strengthen communities by delivering proprietary local news and editorial supported by advertising and subscriptions. It has grown from one newspaper to its current portfolio of nine publications during the past four years and actively seeks additional acquisitions. It is the parent of the DeWitt Era-Enterprise, Arkansas County, AR; The Lamar Democrat, Barton County, MO; The Vedette and The Lake Stockton Shopper, Dade County, MO; The Messenger of Juneau County, Juneau County, WI; the Press-News Journal, Lewis County, MO; the Home Press, Macon County, MO; the Monroe County Appeal, Monroe County, MO; and the Ralls County Herald-Enterprise, Ralls County, MO. Its headquarters is in LaGrange, MO.

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