Paid internship program provides professional experience for students, supports local journalism

A unique new partnership will allow Newhouse students to support local journalism in New York State while gaining professional experience this summer.

The Newhouse Journalism Network provides participating students with paid summer internships at media outlets across the state. The 24 hours-per-week positions will start mid-May and run for eight weeks.

“Hands-on experience continues to be the most important factor in hiring,” says Kelly Barnett, director of the Newhouse Career Development Center (CDC). “This partnership helps students to fill the ‘holes’ on their resume that would have otherwise not have been filled because many internships and experiences have been lost to COVID.”

Students can fill roles either as generalists—covering breaking news and feature stories, for example—or specialists, bringing skills in data visualization, extended reality or investigative journalism.  

Participating newspapers are the Albany Times Union, the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, The Journal News in Westchester County and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica. Broadcast outlets may be added.

Students may apply on Handshake. Application deadline is this month. For more information, contact the CDC at