The Wall Street Journal’s internship program in Europe is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. This is a paid summer internship that lasts for 10 weeks. The summer internships generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
Your application should include a cover letter, resume and six published samples of your work. Any clips published in a language other than English should be accompanied by a full English translation. Applications should be submitted by 1 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time/8 a.m Eastern Standard Time Nov. 28.
We are looking for interns to work in London bureau, though there may be opportunity for a posting in one of our European bureaus, such as Paris, Rome, Berlin or Brussels. Our selection process is competitive and rigorous and should be completed by mid-February 2018. Please note that we will only contact applicants who pass initial screenings and who we wish to invite for interview. We will focus heavily on newsgathering, a demonstrable enthusiasm for finance and business reporting and video production, and editing skills across print and online platforms.
Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news, features and multimedia material relevant to their beat. Interns are expected to generate their own story ideas and follow the stories through to completion with supervision and guidance from an editor. They might also assist reporters and editors with story research and other tasks.
Interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of the Journal’s growing audience on various print and digital platforms.
Dedication to the highest journalistic standards is vital. Candidates must be able to work independently and under deadline pressure. Fluency in English and at least one other additional European language is required.