The Wall Street Journal internship program is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to be fully immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world.
The 10-week, paid full-time internship program offers hands-on work experience, one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like full-time staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects. The summer 2021 interns reported front-page news, created interactive graphics, edited photo projects, wrote colorful features, produced videos, curated and published our journalism across platforms, and much more.
We strive to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don’t need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.
DATA REPORTING INTERNSHIP:
The Wall Street Journal is seeking a data reporting intern to work with our investigations team and the broader newsroom. The internship is based in New York City or potentially Washington, D.C.
You will contribute reporting and data analysis to enterprise projects and daily coverage. Working with reporters around the world, you will be immersed in data-driven stories and gain hands-on experience analyzing millions (or billions) of rows of data using tools like Excel, SQL, Python and R.
Applicants should be excited at the prospect of battling FOIA officers, scraping poorly formed websites and learning to write computer code that ferrets out fraud.
You should have experience analyzing and visualizing data with Excel, SQL, R, Python or similar tools, and also have an understanding of scripting with Python or other languages to scrape and mold unstructured data from websites.
You should be a self-starter who understands the needs of our growing audience on various platforms and is able to work independently under deadline pressure. Dedication to high journalism standards and excellent writing and reporting skills are required.
The screening process puts heavy emphasis on journalistic experience. You should have completed at least one prior internship—ideally with a professional news organization—or done exceptional work with a campus news outlet or as a freelancer.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and cover letter. You may also choose to include up to five published samples of your work. (PDFs are ideal, but you can include a link to a website for visual/interactive work samples.) The deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2021.
Summer internships take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
Only finalists will be contacted. We will review applications on a rolling basis and strive to make selections by the end of January
WILL I BE PAID?
Yes, interns are paid $900 per week, and we help with the cost of public transportation. We do not provide housing, but we can help point you in the right direction.