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Internships

ONF Internships

At least 17 newspapers will receive funding to host a paid intern in summer 2021. The program promotes the value of working at Oklahoma newspapers and benefits students as they begin their professional careers.

The program is made possible by a grant from the Inasmuch Foundation.

 

Cover of student application form shows kids and text explaining programStudent Applications:

Eligibility:

To receive an ONF paid internship, students must be:
a)  A U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
b)  Enrolled in a U.S. college or university
c)  Majoring in journalism, advertising or an equivalent degree program
d)  Enrolled full time as a sophomore, junior or senior during the 2020-21 academic year
e)  Demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism

Salary:

Interns work between 30 and 40 hours per week for at least seven to eight weeks. The internship salary is $10.00 per hour for 280 hours with salary funding provided by ONF. Hosting newspapers are instructed to distribute internship salary as part of regular staff payroll.

Application Process:

Complete an application and submit the following documents:

a)  Resume' listing your work experience and academic achievements. 
b)  Three samples of your journalistic work showing a demonstrated ability in reporting, editing, page design, photography, ad design or ad sales.
c)  Personal photo (optional). Headshot or head/torso, at least 200 dpi 

Deadline:

Student applications should be submitted or postmarked no later than February 22, 2021.

 

APPLY ONLINE HERE

Upload or provide links to your materials.

 

OPTION 2: Download the application form.

  • Download PDF
  • Email your application with files or links to Lsutliff@okpress.com OR 
  • Mail the application and any additional required documents to: Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation, 3601 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Questions? E-mail Lsutliff@okpress.com or call Lisa Sutliff at (405) 499-0026 or 1-888-815-2672 (toll-free in OK).


 

Host Newspaper Applications:

The 2021 Internship Program will support:

  • 17 OPA-member newspapers to host journalism/news interns
  • 2 OPA-member newspapers to host advertising interns.

Interested newspapers should complete the application below and will be considered by a committee of ONF Trustees. After a newspaper has been confirmed to receive funding, it will receive up to $2,800 for the student intern's salary.

Preference will be given to newspapers that can offer both newspaper and online/multimedia experience to a student intern. Each of the selected newspapers will have the option of hiring an intern from the student applications submitted to ONF or finding an eligible intern through its own hiring process.

Application Process:

Complete an application and submit a written summary describing the newspaper, internship position, and the training and experience an intern will acquire at your paper. 

Deadline:

Host newspaper applications should be submitted or postmarked no later than January 15, 2021.


APPLY ONLINE HERE

Upload your written summary.

 

OPTION 2: Download and complete the application form.

  • Download PDF
  • Email with your written summary to Lsutliff@okpress.com OR
  • Mail both documents to: Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation, 3601 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Questions? E-mail Lsutliff@okpress.com or call Lisa Sutliff at (405) 499-0026 or 1-888-815-2672 (toll-free in OK).