VIRGINIAN-PILOT SUMMER 2011 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Are you a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university? Have you worked on your college newspaper or other campus publication? Would you like to spend your summer working at a 170,000-circulation newspaper located near the beach? Then you are eligible for The Virginian-Pilot summer internship program! Our internships are highly competitive. Therefore, experience working on a college newspaper is a must, and a previous internship at a daily paper is a plus. Reporters and photographers will need a car. Juniors and seniors are preferred, but sophomores and graduate students also are eligible. The Pilot selects six interns, who will be notified by early February 2011. The pay is $540 a week. All internships run for 12 weeks, except for the one on the sports desk that lasts for six months. Interns will have regular opportunities to meet with The Pilot’s editors and other newsroom professionals to talk about their career options. To apply: 1) Submit acover letter, resume and the names of three references (including contact information). 2) Reporters, copy editors and designers should include eight to ten published work samples showing the range of your best writing, page layout or headline writing. 3) Photographers should submit a print portfolio or CD that includes at least 20 samples of published photographs. 4) The Virginian-Pilot is a partner in NAHJ’s Parity Project. Send completed packet to: Denise Bridges, Director of Newsroom Recruitment, The Virginian-Pilot, 150 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510. Questions? E-mail denise.bridges@pilotonline.com, call (757) 446-2456, or fax (757) 446-2414. Please do not send completed packets by e-mailAPPLICATION DEADLINE; DECEMBER 1, 2010. Packets postmarked after Dec. 1 will not be considered.

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