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Fellowships & Internships
Digital Intern, Fall
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR FALL 2021 DIGITAL INTERN. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SEPTEMBER 8.
To apply: Digital intern applicants should submit a brief cover letter, résumé and no more than three published clips or other appropriate work samples (e.g. social media clips, sample newsletters, digital illustration, data visualization, etc.) to [email protected]. Three times a year—at the start of fall semester, spring semester, and summer session—the Observer takes on one undergraduate digital intern.
Observer internships may be taken for course credit where so offered. Interns receive a stipend of $2,500 for fall.
We ask for a commitment of about 15 hours a week, but we’re reasonably flexible about scheduling. Successful Observer digital interns will help manage social media and newsletters. They will monitor traffic and consider growth strategies. They will create graphics and data visualizations. They will work under the direct mentorship of skilled editors and nationally recognized reporters to produce substantive work for one of the nation’s last bastions of noncommercial, mission-driven journalism and longform narrative.
This position is open to undergraduates and can be in person in our Austin office or remote anywhere in Texas. Collegiality and a working sense of humor required.
Location: Austin, TX
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