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Student Media

The Daily Evergreen Internship

The Daily Evergreen at Washington State University offers Edward R. Murrow College of Communication students the chance to earn credits and build a professional portfolio by producing materials for the largest circulation newspaper in the Pullman-Moscow area. Two unpaid internships are available each semester in reporting, editing and multimedia production.

Each semester-long internship carries two WSU credits and requires 106.6 hours of work.

Job requirements

Reporter or copy editor

  • Write or edit stories and briefs as assigned by editor
  • Strict adherence to accuracy, fairness and all other journalistic and ethical standards
  • Attend staff meetings/weekly trainings
  • Basic knowledge of newspaper reporting, writing, Associated Press style and grammar
  • Knowledge and understanding of journalism ethics and libel law
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and as needed
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Attend Daily Evergreen newsroom all-staff meetings
  • Participate in Boot Camp training for staff the week before school starts

Multimedia Producers and Videographers

  • Plan and create multimedia content for dailyevergreen.com, as well as for Marketing Department and Advertising department clients.
  • Understanding of how to shoot and edit video and audio
  • Strong news judgment
  • Must be creative and innovative, with a strong sense of how to engage the campus
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Participate in Boot Camp training for staff the week before school starts
  • Meet weekly with Web & Mobile Department for training
  • Attend Daily Evergreen newsroom all-staff meetings

WSU supervision

Interns will be selected by The Daily Evergreen editor in chief, in collaboration with his or her staff. All internships will be managed by WSU administrative staff, including the Daily Evergreen content advisor, the Student Media office manager, and the director of the Office of Student Media.

Learning outcomes

Individual outcomes depend on the specific internship. Some students may learn to write feature stories; others may learn to cover breaking news. Some may learn how to edit copy and to teach reporters how to improve their craft. Others may learn how to find and tell stories through video.

All interns, however, will gain skills in written and verbal communication, critical thinking, and workplace collaboration. They’ll have assumptions challenged as they work closely with a diverse and opinionated group of young journalists. They’ll be required to achieve at new levels, and they’ll learn to handle stressful situations with poise. In short, they’ll gain crucial workplace and leadership skills that will serve them well in whatever career they decide to pursue.

Additional requirements

Any work produced for the Office of Student Media must be original and previously unpublished. Expressly disallowed are any materials reviewed by Murrow faculty members or that have previously appeared in any other print or online publication. Interns must provide weekly reports to the Murrow internship coordinator, write a final paper for the coordinator, and fulfill all other responsibilities outlined by Murrow.

How to apply

Apply

Please apply at least two weeks before the start of the upcoming semester by sending a resume and cover letter to: editor@dailyevergreen.com

After you are accepted into the program, you can address questions about the credit requirements to:

Sara Stout
Director
Murrow Student Services
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication • Murrow East 226
Washington State University
sstout@wsu.edu
509-335-7333

Contact info

Richard Miller
Director, Office of Student Media
335-5138
millerr@wsu.edu