Internship and Fellowship at High Country News

Paonia, CO

Organization: High Country News
Location: Paonia, CO
Type of opportunity: Editorial Internship or Fellowship
Contact: Managing Editor Brian Calvert
Duties: All interns and fellows work with the staff editors to write news stories for the website and for the newsmagazine, ranging in length from 250 to 1,600 words. Depending on their experience and ability, they may also get the opportunity to write a 2,500- to 5,000-word feature story. Aside from a few minor tasks such as sorting the mail and answering phones, interns spend most of their time researching, interviewing, writing, and developing content — both for print and online.
Desired qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and some prior journalism experience and/or education is preferred. They also prefer applicants who are familiar with High Country News and who have lived in the West and know its environmental and community issues. Photographic experience and familiarity with audio and visual programs such as Final Cut Pro and Flash, as well as radio or video experience are all pluses. They strongly encourage Native American journalists, Hispanic journalists and those from other under-represented backgrounds to apply.
Start and end dates: 
Winter/Spring: Starts mid-January. Ends mid-June.
Summer/Fall: Starts mid-July. Ends mid-December.

Salary/pay: Free housing and $220-per-week stipend for interns and $375-per-week stipend for fellows. A $500 travel stipend is available upon successful completion of the internship.

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How to apply: Applicants should send an email with attached cover letter, résumé, contact information for three references (phone and email), and three writing samples (plus multimedia samples, if applicable) to Associate Editor Brian Calvert at Please be sure to include “internship application” or “fellowship application” in the subject line.

Application deadline:

Winter/Spring: November 1

Summer/Fall: March 31