Internship, High Country News


Job Title: Internship

Organization: High County News

Overview: Every year, High Country News offers six internship positions, each six months long, full-time and starting in July and January. Interns are a key part of the HCN team, developing, reporting and writing stories that matter. As we continue to broaden our coverage of the West, they encourage emerging journalists from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities to apply, to help tell a more complex, complete story of the West. 

These interns go on to become leaders in journalism and public life. They pursue careers as reporters, editors, educators, lawyers, policymakers and freelance writers. Above all, they learn to report with depth and nuance on the issues of critical importance to the Western U.S. and the national conversation.

The internship requires established reporting and writing skills and an interest in covering the modern West.

Start and end Dates: Mid-July through mid-December

Salary/pay: $679.85 bi-weekly stipend with an additional $100 monthly work-from-home allowance and a one-time signing bonus to help with IT equipment

Application Deadline: March 31

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: Be sure to include “internship application” in the subject line.

If emailing an application is not an option, candidates may also mail their materials to:

Western Colorado University/ ATTN High Country News
Gretchen King
Kelley Hall
600 N. Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231

Email for further information