What: Paid internships
When: Application period runs from August through October; decisions made by Nov. 30. For online internship, application period runs October-November and April-May.
Who: Preferably juniors, seniors, graduate students and graduates with previous internship experience at another newspaper
Where: Little Rock, Ark.
Why: To gain real-world experience!
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette takes applications from August until the end of October every year for paid internships for the following summer. Arkansas Online, the online edition of the Democrat-Gazette, accepts applications October-November for the spring internship and April-May for the fall internship.
Interns work as reporters on the city, state, business and features desks. Other interns work on our copy desk and online edition.
We prefer applicants who are juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates, but we will consider someone who is an underclassman.
The ideal candidate has experience working at his or her college newspaper and also a previous internship at another good-sized newspaper.
We expect interns to perform their assigned job at the level of an entry-level staff member. It is common for intern reporters to have stories on 1A and section fronts and to be given significant assignments. Our reporting interns are given guidance on how to pursue stories and write them.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state's largest newspaper, is based in Little Rock. We have a daily circulation of 182,463 and a Sunday circulation of 260,813.
Cover letters should include the applicant’s area of interest. Resumes should be kept to a page. Clips should reflect the best of the candidate’s work.
Our goal is to decide on our interns by the end of November.
Submit non-returnable resumes and clips to:
Deputy Managing Editor/News
P.O. Box 2221
Little Rock, AR 72203