2017 Summer Internships

2017 Summer Internships

The Chautauquan Daily seeks student interns who are looking to build upon their academic and student media experience in the areas of feature writing, photography, page design and copy editing for its 2017 summer season. As the official newspaper of Chautauqua Institution, the Daily reaches a group of informed and critical readers like no other community newspaper in the United States. About the Daily →

Chautauqua Institution, located in the southwest corner of New York state, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to lifelong learning. Chautauqua’s programs aim to renew the spirit, stimulate the mind, value the arts, and promote physical well-being. The famed lecture platform hosts well-known daily speakers discussing a broad range of major contemporary issues. During the evenings, guests enjoy the symphony, ballet, opera, theater, visual arts and popular entertainers.

Internships with The Chautauquan Daily are highly competitive and have attracted candidates from the best journalism, photojournalism and visual communications programs in the United States. Daily interns are allowed latitude and creativity in performing their roles while simultaneously receiving close supervision and professional guidance — all to enhance their continued growth and development. Alums of our program have landed positions with prominent newspapers and news media organizations, book publishers, colleges and universities, and arts and civic organizations, or continued on to other prestigious internships, fellowships and graduate programs.

The Chautauquan Daily is a unique opportunity for young journalists to build and maintain a beat, provide in-depth coverage and engage a community of informed readers on a wide range of issues, from the arts and humanities to foreign affairs, science, ethics and religion.
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Daily photographers enjoy unrivaled access to all aspects of the Chautauqua community and are challenged with a variety of assignments, including lectures; theater, opera and dance; recreation events; feature hunting; and photo essays. Photographs are featured prominently in print and online, and photographers’ work serves as a historical visual record of the summer program.
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A team of news designers is responsible for the design and layout of every issue, including front pages and section fronts, using content generated by the reporting and photography staff. Creativity and collaboration are strongly encouraged.
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Copy editors read and edit all Daily copy for accuracy and clarity, grammar, spelling and AP style. Chautauqua readers are loyal, critical and astute; the content of our pages matters to them.
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With a robust website, growing social media presence and plenty of high-quality content, the Daily and Chautauqua Institution provide an exciting environment to experiment with digital tools for audience engagement.
Contact editor Jordan Steves at the email below for more information and application instructions

Internships with the Daily run June 13 to Aug. 25, 2017. Interns receive a full-season Chautauqua Institution gate pass, provided housing on or near the Institution grounds, and a stipend for living expenses.*

Those interested in working at The Chautauquan Daily during the summer of 2017 should contact Jordan Steves, editor, via email. See the position-specific PDF fliers above for further instructions. All applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

*Interns are not considered employees for minimum wage purposes under New York State labor law. Check with your college or university to see if your internship qualifies for academic credit.