ESPN Internship BA Snyder 2017-02-01T15:12:19+00:00
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is pleased to announce a new program in our ongoing partnership with ESPN’s employee resource group SOMOS ESPN.
We are accepting applications through February 17, 2017 for a summer 2017 internship program.
Students have the opportunity to be placed in a 10-week paid internship with ESPN.
Held from June 2 – August 11, 2017 in Bristol, CT
Paid for 10 weeks, 40 hours per week
ESPN will provide a financial stipend to assist with costs related to the internship, including $1500 for a fully furnished apartment/dorm
Shuttle transportation will be provided from the apartment/dorm to ESPN
Programming during the summer includes an Intern Symposium with a Q & A with ESPN President John Skipper, speaker events with ESPN leaders, and networking opportunities with recruiters for full-time positions
Journalism major, interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Undergraduate or graduate student with a target graduation date of Dec. 2017 or May 2018
Send the following materials via email by February 17 to Leslie-Anne Frank, Director of Next Gen. Initiatives, NAHJ, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Hugo Balta, Senior Director, Hispanic Initiatives, ESPN, Hugo4NAHJ@gmail.com:
Link to work samples
One-page cover letter explaining why student is a good fit for the internship
In your email subject line, use: ESPN Internship Application. Include your GPA and links to your work either in your cover letter or in your resume.
Students will be placed in either an editorial or production internship.
ESPN’s Production Department consists of three units: Studio Production, Event Production and International Production. The internship position will be involved in several phases of either department, including technical responsibilities such as operating a teleprompter during live programming and content responsibilities such as editing material for air, producing highlight content for air and preparing element reels for use by Event Production Department producers. The internship position could also be involved in joining specific show or sport staffs.
The ESPN.com Editorial intern will be responsible for editing content, with the primary focus on stories slated for the ESPN.com Page 1 index. Candidates must show proficiency in editing for grammar and AP style and should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. In addition to working directly with copy desk editors and editors in other departments daily, the internship will also provide exposure to other divisions of ESPN through job shadowing, offering an excellent opportunity for aspiring journalists to assess the inner workings of the company with an eye on potential career paths.
SOMOS ESPN and the NAHJ Sports Task Force, which promotes diversity in America’s sports departments and provides programming toward developing future sports journalists, will review applications and submit them to ESPN.