The Premier Journalism Internship Program recruits, mentors, and places the top journalism and public interest communication students from University of Washington in media and news internships at select outlets in the Puget Sound.

These internships are hands-on positions for students who are reliable, can work independently, and have some experience in journalistic coursework. One of the largest benefits for students in the Premier Journalism Internship Program is that once you are vetted by UW faculty, you are placed at the outlet, without the pressure and time of applying in a general pool of interns. Students are interviewed before placement, and mentored throughout the experience. Most internships are 20 hours per week, one-quarter, paid positions that allow students to secure course credit if desired, although available internships vary each year.

Applications to the Premier Journalism Internship Program are accepted on a rolling basis. Most placements occur midway through the preceding quarter. Available outlets will be posted here as they are secured during the year.

To apply to the program, please email Caley Cook ckcook@uw.edu with two items: 1) a personal statement of no more than 500 words that outlines what you would bring to a Premier Internship, and 2) an updated resume.

For internships available to all Communication students, please see http://www.com.washington.edu/communicationworks/internships/public/.

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