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Internships at New Jersey Newspapers

Newspapers throughout New Jersey hire college students for internships, both in the summer and during the school year. A list of 114 internships and part-time jobs at New Jersey newspapers is presented below. A new list for 2009 will be available on this website in February 2009.

This list includes 56 internships at daily newspapers (33 of them are paid internships or internships with a stipend). Weekly newspapers reported they plan to offer 57 summer and school-year internships (17 of them are for pay). All of the newspapers listed are members of the New Jersey Press Association.

Several of the newspapers also said they invite high school students to write for their teen pages, and some papers offer internships in other departments (advertising, marketing, promotion, circulation).

In addition to those internships, the New Jersey Press Foundation has placed four college students in summer newspaper jobs through its 2009 Internship/Scholarship Program. Each intern will receive $325 a week and a $1,000 scholarship upon successful completion of his or her internship. The application deadline for the 2010 program is November 15, 2009. The application for the 2010 program is available now.

Additional information posted on this NJCPA website is intended to help students as they select the newspapers they prefer to work for.

Students should understand that the size of a newspaper and/or the frequency it is published are minor points in the eyes of most newspaper editors who evaluate job applications and clippings written by their future reporters and editors. The primary reason one student is hired over another one for a newspaper job is the quality of his or her writing ... regardless of where that writing occurred.

For excellent information about how to prepare applications and resumes for newspaper and news service internships, click here.

Several national and regional internship programs are listed below.

List of Internships at New Jersey Newspapers

The following 24 NJPA-member newspapers responded to the New Jersey Press Foundation's latest internship survey.

Unless noted otherwise, the newspapers listed below pay their interns.

Click on the name of the newspaper to go to detailed information about its internships, where to apply, application deadline, etc.

Daily Newspapers

Asbury Park Press, Neptune
Summer Internships: 3
HS students invited to write for teen page.

Courier News, Bridgewater
Summer Internships: 4
Spring, Fall and Winter Internships: 2 unpaid
Summer Advertising Internship: 1
HS students invited to write for teen page.

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill
Summer Internships: 7 unpaid
HS students invited to write for teen page.

The Daily Journal, Vineland
Summer Internship: 1

The Daily Record, Parsippany
Summer Internships: 1

Jersey Journal, Jersey City
Nine-Month Internships and Three-Month Summer Internships: 11
HS students invited to write for teen page.

New Jersey Herald, Newton
Summer Internships: 2

The Press of Atlantic City
Summer Internships: 3

The Star-Ledger, Newark
Summer Internships: 10

The Times of Trenton
Summer or School-Year Internship: 1 unpaid (for college credit plus stipend)

The Trentonian
Summer Internships: 1 unpaid

24 Horas (Portuguese Daily)
Summer Internships: 2 unpaid
School-Year Internships: 2 unpaid



Weekly Newspapers and Groups

Atlantic City Weekly, W. Atlantic City
Summer Internships: 3 unpaid
School-Year Internships: 2 unpaid

Coast Star Newspapers, Manasquan
Summer Internships: 2 unpaid
School-Year Internships: 2 unpaid

Edgewater View,  Fort Lee Suburbanite, Leonia Life
Summer Internship: 1 unpaid
School-Year Internship: 1 unpaid

Greater Media Newspapers, East Brunswick
Summer Internships: 5 unpaid (college credit only

Herald Newspapers, Rio Grande
Summer Internships: 2 (1 is unpaid)
School-Year Internships: 2 (1 is unpaid)

Hudson Reporter Associates, Hoboken
Summer Internships: 3
School-Year Internship: 1

Leader Newspapers, Lyndhurst
Summer Internships: 4
School-Year Internships: 2  

Packet Publications, Princeton
Summer Internships: 2

Recorder Community Newspapers, Bernardsville
Summer Internships: 14 unpaid

Times-Beacon Newspapers, Manawawkin
Summer Internships: 2

Watchung Communications, Westfield
Summer Internships: 2
HS students invited to write for teen page.

Worrall Community Newspapers, Union
Summer Internships: 8 unpaid


Other Internship Programs and Lists

The Associated Press operates a national internship program is described on the AP website: This world-wide news cooperative has a bureau in Trenton.

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund selects dozens of college students every year for its internship programs, which include paid internships and scholarships. Several of The Fund's internship/scholarship recipients and "top prospects" have been from New Jersey. For information, check their website or call the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund at 609-452-2820.

The New Jersey Sportswriters Association each year awards a $500 scholarship to a student who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in sports writing. An application form is available by writing: NJSWA Scholarship, P.O. Box 200, Metuchen, NJ 08840. The application deadline for the association's 2009 award is in December 2008. is a website created in 2007 by Mark Grabowski, a Monmouth University journalism professor. The website, which gets more than 10,000 page views a week, was ranked as the top site for rookies by the Society of News Design. The site offers a list of newspapers and magazines that routinely hire entry-level reporters. It also lists fellowships for young journalists.

The American Journalism Review maintains a listing of news industry job and internship openings. To see that list, click here.

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