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SPJ Calling for 2011 Interns

Pictured here are the interns for the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii's 2010 internship program.

Print, online and broadcast journalism and public relations internships are being offered in the summer of 2011 through the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Who is eligible: Preference is given to applicants who are Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university and who went to high school in Hawaii. Preference is also given to students enrolled in a college or university in Hawaii. Applicants will be considered if they will have completed their sophomore year of college by June 2011. Recent graduates are also eligible.

The following full-time SPJ internships will consist of at least 10 weeks of work at 40 hours a week and will earn at least $3,250:

  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser (daily newspaper)
  • Pacific Business News (weekly business newspaper)
  • Hawaii Business magazine (monthly business magazine)
  • Honolulu magazine (monthly city magazine)
  • Pacific Edge magazine (quarterly business/lifestyle magazine)
  • Trade Publishing Co. (trade publications)
  • Honolulu Civil Beat (online news)
  • Alexander & Baldwin (corporate public relations)
  • Bright Light Marketing Group (public relations)
  • Hawaii News Now (television news)

The following part-time SPJ internships will consist of 8 weeks of work at 27 hours a week and will earn $1,750:

  • KHON Channel 2 (television news)
  • KITV Channel 4 (television news)
  • Hawaii Public Radio (radio news)

How to apply:

  • Visit www.hawaiispj.org to fill out an online application form.
  • Write a cover letter introducing yourself, explaining why you want an internship, listing your relevant coursework or news media experience, and three references with their contact information.
  • Include examples of your news media work. You can send these as url links; pdfs, Word or .txt files for articles; wmv files for video; or wav files for audio.

Send all materials labeled with your name to spjinterns@gmail.com.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2011

You will be contacted directly by the news media if they wish to interview you for an internship. If you are a candidate, you will be contacted by March 31.

For more information, contact SPJ’s Craig DeSilva at (808) 282-1038 or at cdesilva@hotmail.com.

Download: 2011 SPJ Internship application

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