Deadline: All submissions must be received in our offices no later than November 1, 2012.
The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires have the same application process.
Internships are aimed at undergraduates or recent graduates who want careers in journalism. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and up to six writing samples. The selection process is highly competitive and most of those chosen have had prior internships in other large media organizations as well as experience on a campus newspaper or as a freelancer. The internships are for ten-week periods in June, July and August (earlier start dates are possible in certain circumstances). The pay is $700.00 a week. The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Only finalists will be contacted. We complete the selection process by the end of December.
About half the interns are based outside New York, in bureaus such as San Francisco, DC, Detroit, etc. A small number of interns are also placed in international bureaus—typically Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and London. We do not pay for travel or relocation.
For Wall Street Journal Asia and Wall Street Journal Europe edition interns, please see below. The US-based program also places interns in international bureaus.
It helps for applicants to state if they have preferences in where they intern, and also if they have any preferences in subject matter (for example: metro, economics, politics, finance, arts, WSJ. magazine, etc). We cannot guarantee to meet your preferences, but it helps us in placing interns.
As well as reporting interns, we also accept photo, infographics, video and online intern applications. For these, applicants should include samples of their work instead of writing samples. If you wish to apply for a video, art or WSJ.com online-only internship, please specify that in your application. You can also elect to apply for more than one type of internship.
Dow Jones Newswires interns are selected from those applicants who have a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for business and financial journalism.
Send applications to:
Deborah Brewster, Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Internship Program (U.S.)
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
Emails are not accepted
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE
The Journal’s European edition, The Wall Street Journal Europe, usually takes a reporting intern to be based in Europe. The application must be received by mail or email no later than November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and up to six writing samples to:
Terence Roth, Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Europe.
10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7QN
Or email to: Terence.Roth@dowjones.com
The Journal Europe is looking for candidates with fluency in one or more of these European languages: French, German, Dutch, or Russian; a demonstrable interest in Europe, and the willingness and ability to work in an overseas environment. The selected candidates will work in one of WSJ’s European bureaus and will be required to provide proof of health insurance. They will be required to pay for their own round-trip airfare and must be legally able to work in the U.K. and/or the European Union. We do not provide visa sponsorship or travel and relocation. The pay is $700 a week.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA.
The Journal’s Asian edition is looking for a reporting intern to be based in Hong Kong. The materials must be received by mail or email no later than November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and up to six writing samples to:
Almar Latour, Editor-in-Chief
The Wall Street Journal Asia
25/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journal Asia is looking for candidates with fluency in one or more Asian languages—preferably Mandarin, Japanese or Korean—a strong interest in business reporting in Asia, and ideally experience living or working in the region. The selected candidates will work at WSJ Asia’s Hong Kong headquarters, and will be provided with $700 a week. We do not pay for travel or relocation.