With 2012 Summer Internships, the Beats Go On
This summer, the word in student internships is specialty.
“It’s an especially great summer for science journalism,” said Career Services Director Deborah Stead.
Students in the Health & Science Reporting Program landed internships with public radio’s Science Friday and Radio Lab and at Popular Science, Fitness, Psychology Today, Cosmos, (based in Sydney, Australia,) and Oceanus (published by the Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution). And Fulbright scholar Claudia Bracholdt is working at The New York Times science desk.
Sports and business are two other prominent beats for the Class of ’12 during the break between the second and third semesters, Stead said.
The Summer Olympic Games have helped draw students to NBC, CBS and The Independent in London. Here in New York, members of the class will join the teams at the New York Daily News sports desk and Sports Illustrated.
Business-journalism students will be covering everything from economics to personal finance at Reuters in Mumbai, The Bangkok Post in Thailand, and in New York City at Crain’s New York Business, The Daily, Portfolio.com, Money, WNYC, CNNMoney.com and Quartz, a new Atlantic Media site.
The international destinations are as diverse as ever, with 19 of the 87 students interning abroad in 14 countries, including South Africa, Lebanon, and Indonesia.
Meanwhile, their classmates who are staying stateside will tackle all kinds of issues in this U.S. presidential election year, at media organizations ranging from ABC Nightline to Time magazine. Four students are ensconced at various units of The New York Times and four are at the Daily News.
Finally, with the J-School offering a new data-visualization course that teaches students to analyze data and translate it into compelling stories and interactive graphics, one internship is all about the numbers. “One of our students will be working this summer at USA Today’s investigative data-analysis desk,” Stead said. “And I’m beginning to see job listings calling for this skill.“
As always, the CUNY J-School’s unique summer internship program guarantees that even students in unpaid positions will receive at least a $3,000 stipend. The program was funded initially by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and now depends on private support.
Here is the complete list of summer internships for the Class of 2012:
Art on Air
The Bangkok Post (Bangkok)
CBS This Morning, Washington, D.C.
CBS News (London)
Christian Science Monitor, NY
Christian Science Monitor (Istanbul)
Circa 1605 Inc.
Cosmos science magazine (Sydney)
Crain’s New York Business
Dallas Morning News
The Daily Meal
Drik, Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Hindustan Times (New Delhi)
The Independent (London)
Jakarta Globe (Jakarta)
La Republica (Lima)
Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)
Marie Claire magazine
Newsday and Newsday.com
New York Daily News – business, features, sports and video desks
New York Post video unit
New York Times Lens Blog
New York Times science desk
New York Times Syndicate
New York Times video unit
New Vision (Kampala)
NPR Science Friday
The Observer (Kampala)
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Quartz (biz-J site of Atlanta Media)
Radio-Television Nationale Congolaise (Kinshasa)
Road2Films documentary company (Beirut)
TomRobbins investigative work
Rodale publishing video unit
Time Out (Istanbul)
USA Today investigative data-analysis desk
WNYC The Brian Lehrer Show
WNYC Empire State Blog
WNYC newsroom and biz desks
WNYC Radio Lab