We offer a variety of internship opportunities, including for reporters and photographers and those interested in social media and in becoming editorial assistants. Carolina Public Press is a highly efficient, fast-paced news organization. We’re online, but we aren’t opinion bloggers or advocacy journalists. We are a new breed of media organization, one that’s received national, regional and local support for high-quality, unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting. We are also the first nonprofit online news service in Western North Carolina to be accepted to the N.C. Press Association.

Our internships are individualized, not cookie-cutter busy work in a corporate environment. Expect to have fun, to challenge and to be challenged and to learn a ton in our fast-paced online nonprofit media service. Your portfolio and resume will thank you.

Based in Asheville, Carolina Public Press accepts interns from across North Carolina, both current and former residents. Interns are encouraged, but not required, to live in Asheville during the duration of their internship. We’ve had students from Asheville High School, UNC Chapel Hill,  Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University intern with Carolina Public Press, doing everything from boosting our SEO to investigating concealed gun permits, from organizing public records trainings to pushing for the release of public records themselves, from shooting photographs to compiling high-impact resource lists.

Applicants must have access to a car, a computer and other necessary equipment needed during their internship. Applicants are also encouraged to seek school credit for their Carolina Public Press internship; internships are generally unpaid, but approved expenses will be reimbursed.

We offer reporting, photojournalism, multimedia, social media and editorial internships for qualified applicants. You may apply for multiple internships with a single application package.

Application deadline for Summer 2015: March 1, 2015

Application deadline for Fall 2015: July 15, 2015

Application deadline for Spring 2016: Oct. 15, 2015

Read this for full descriptions of our internships for 2014 [PDF], including internship descriptions and instructions on how to apply.




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