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Part-Time Spring 2023 U.S. Digital Platform Internship at The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Oct 18, 2022

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Full Time
Intern, Digital
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The Wall Street Journal part-time spring internship program is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to be immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world, while continuing to attend school.

The 15-week, paid part-time internship program offers hands-on work experience, one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects.

To apply, students need to live or attend school in the New York or Washington D.C. metropolitan areas, since the spring internship program will be based in those bureaus. Preference would be given to: applicants who come from underrepresented communities; students at local public schools; students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), or Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs); and members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).

We strive to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don't need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.


The Wall Street Journal is looking for applicants to join its digital platform team in New York. Our digital platform team is responsible for delivering our journalism in all the places readers find us. Editors on this team collaborate across the newsroom to ensure our stories are reaching the right audience at the right times. During your internship, you will split your time between the on- and off-platform teams.

The on-platform team ensures that and our WSJ mobile apps convey the day's news priorities and are giving our audiences the best possible experience at all hours of the day. This team is uniquely focused on our subscribers, their needs and habits and the news experience we create to best serve them. This team curates our native platforms and manages our mobile push and email alerts.

Millions more readers discover the Journal through third-party channels. The off-platform team ensures that our journalism is distributed effectively across these channels, from Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and Snapchat. This team works directly with our coverage areas to craft compelling social plans and sharp language for our most important stories to ensure they find the biggest possible audience. They are uniquely focused on reaching new readers that could become potential Journal subscribers.

The ideal intern candidate brings an enthusiasm for our brand of journalism, including both breaking and enterprise news. We're looking for someone who demonstrates excellent news judgment, strong editing and sharp writing skills and has a sense of the ideal visual presentation for various platforms. Familiarity with digital publishing and analytics tools is a plus.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on journalistic experience. You should have completed at least one prior internship with another professional media organization, or done exceptional work with a campus news outlet or as a freelancer.


Please submit a resume, cover letter and no more than five published work samples or portfolio links. (PDFs are ideal.) Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 at noon New York time.


Spring internships can take place between January and early May to accommodate the schedules of students who are still enrolled in school. Interns will be required to work a minimum of 16 hours to a maximum of 20 hours per week over 15 weeks, depending on their class load. Applicants with availability of at least two full work days are ideal.

Only finalists will be contacted. We will review applications on a rolling basis and strive to make selections before Thanksgiving.


Yes, interns are paid a rate of $25.71 an hour, and there may be a stipend to help with the cost of public transportation. We do not provide housing, but we can help point you in the right direction.


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