Internships at NewsGuard

NewsGuard offers paid internship opportunities to current students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent graduates (associates/bachelors/masters degree completion within four months of start of internship).  

NewsGuard offers internships during three parts of the year: Fall, Spring and Summer, with schedules that roughly match academic calendars.

About NewsGuard Internships

We aim to provide interns with opportunities to learn news skills, gain valuable journalism experience, and have a meaningful impact on our mission of fighting misinformation online.

NewsGuard interns learn and practice high-quality, professional journalism, working directly with experienced reporters and editors, including former senior editors from Reuters, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, and other publications. Interns are trained in NewsGuard’s rating process and will gain a wide range of research and writing skills, including learning techniques for researching the ownership, financing and history of a site, fairly identifying and debunking misinformation, and writing clear, detailed journalistic writeups of news and information sources designed for a mass audience.

Interns may also have the opportunity to own specific projects that directly impact NewsGuard’s work fighting misinformation. Recent intern projects have included: Developing a system for rating and assessing networks of news websites with similar content and ownership, building out a database of known misinformation narratives and hoaxes, and helping to develop and grow a news literacy program that aims to educate internet users ranging from students to senior citizens about how to identify trustworthy information and avoid misinformation online.

We aim for every intern to leave NewsGuard with bylines, clips, and other specific examples and artifacts of their work that will help them demonstrate what they have learned. For interns who show particular skill and promise, we may also offer full-time positions once they graduate.

Requirements

Fall and Spring interns must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at a degree-granting institution
  • Be able to work remotely while our offices remain closed due to COVID-19. (Normally, we have offices in New York City and Chicago.)
  • Maintain weekly availability of at least 15 hours, but no more than 30
  • Actively studying journalism or demonstrate a commitment to the profession through other work, internships, or other extracurriculars   

Summer interns must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at a degree-granting institution or recent graduate (past 4 months) 
  • Be able to work remotely while our offices remain closed due to COVID-19. (Normally, we have offices in New York City and Chicago.)
  • Maintain weekly availability of at least 25 hours, but no more than 40
  • Earn academic credit for internship (current students)
  • Actively studying journalism or demonstrate a commitment to the profession through other work, internships or other means

Application process

Potential interns must complete the following tasks for consideration:

  • Provide a current resume/CV with relevant academic and/or professional work experiences
  • Provide three references (academic and/or professional)
  • List available dates for internship 
  • Interview with a NewsGuard staff member (either in-person or phone)
  • Complete a writing test  

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to apply@newsguardtech.com. If you have any questions about NewsGuard or our application process, please contact us.