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Carolina Public Press, a nonprofit online news service, is committed to providing Western North Carolina with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others.

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 members of the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Center for Nonprofits and the Institute for Nonprofit News (formerly the Investigative News Network).

We offer a variety of internship opportunities, including for reporters and photographers and those interested in social media and in becoming editorial assistants. Our internships are individualized, not cookie-cutter busy work. Expect to have fun, to challenge and to be challenged and to learn a ton. Your portfolio and resume will thank you.

Application deadlines and general information:

Based in Asheville, N.C., Carolina Public Press encourages, but does not require, interns to live in Asheville or in the surrounding area during the duration of their internship. Applicants must have access to a car during their internship.

Applicants are highly encouraged to seek school credit for a Carolina Public Press internship. Highly qualified individuals may be considered for a stipend on a case-by-case basis. Otherwise, internships are unpaid, but all approved expenses will be reimbursed.

Application deadline for Spring 2016: Oct. 15, 2015 (Second semester of the 2015-2016 school year)

Application deadline for Summer 2016: Feb. 2, 2016 (Summer break)

Application deadline for Fall 2016: May 2, 2016 (First semester of the 2016-2017 school year)

Reporting or Photojournalism Internship Program

Our digital journalism internships are open to junior, senior and graduated journalism students, including multimedia, reporting and/or photojournalism majors. Applicants should be highly reliable self-starters with a good eye and ear for news and an innate curiosity about their own backyard and Western North Carolina as a whole. Interns should come expecting to pitch stories, juggle interesting assignments and work a beat in an evolving digital format.

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit:

1: a cover letter explaining your interest in the reporting or photojournalism internship with Carolina Public Press,
2: three clips and/or images,
3: a resume and
4: two references.

Strong preference given to students with work published in print or online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit your application, contact Executive Director Angie Newsome at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

Organizational Internship Program

Our organizational internships are open to all journalism, communications, public policy, marketing, political science and business students or those in related fields. Applicants should be highly reliable self-starters with strong interest in online media, particularly the nonprofit media sector devoted to public interest and investigative reporting.

Applicants will have the opportunity to assist in nearly every element of directing and operating a nonprofit media organization, with a strong emphasis on events and other outreach programs.

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit:

1: a cover letter explaining your interest in an organizational internship with Carolina Public Press,
2: a resume and
3: two references.

Strong preference will be given to students with nonprofit and/or journalism experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit your application, contact Executive Director Angie Newsome at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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