Wall Street Journal’s opinion section seeks beginning journalists for internships
The Wall Street Journal’s opinion section is seeking beginning journalists – juniors, seniors or recent graduates with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere – for 10-week paid summer internships in its New York City office. The internships are an opportunity to get hands-on experience working alongside some of the best opinion writers and editors in the world.
The internships – formally, the Bartley Fellowships – are in honor and memory of the section’s former editor, Robert L. (Bob) Bartley. Opportunities will be awarded to young thinkers and writers who intend to pursue a career in journalism, whose views are broadly consistent with Bartley’s, and the opinion section’s philosophy. It is essential that applicants be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Journal editorial page stands.
Several fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior editors. Bartley fellows will be assigned to a department within the opinion section – features (op-eds and columns); arts in review; book reviews; or social media. They will assist in researching, writing and editing content for the print and digital editions of the Journal, and will contribute as needed to social media and digital production tasks. While they’re assigned to a department for the summer, all interns are encouraged to submit their ideas for articles or projects to editors in any part of the opinion section.
Internships are paid, and generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.