Intern, High Country News

Organization: High Country News

Contact: Call 970-527-4898 or email Managing Editor Brian Calvert for further information.

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 write a 2,500- to 5,000-word feature story. Our editing process is rigorous; copy goes through two layers of editing, and it is not unusual for a story to see six or eight drafts. Reporting is generally conducted over the phone and the Internet, but we also send interns and fellows into the field to do on-the-ground work.

Desired qualifications: This competitive internship requires writing skills and the ability to communicate ideas, both orally and in writing, to various audiences. We also look for strong curiosity and attention to detail. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, English or related field is also required.

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How to apply:  Email a cover letter, résumé, contact information for three references (phone and email), and three writing samples (plus multimedia samples, if applicable) to Managing Editor Brian Calvert. Please be sure to include “internship application” or “fellowship application” in the subject line.

Application deadline: November 7, 2016

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