Hartford Courant 2008 summer internships

The Hartford Courant is offering three to four summer reporting internships that pay $12.50 an hour for 40 hours a week over 10 weeks. Interns are also reimbursed for expenses and mileage.

In addition, there are up to 10 additional reporting internships that come with a stipend plus reimbursement for expenses and mileage. These are part-time internships; the hours and weeks worked are negotiable.

Interns get hands-on experience writing stories from The Courant’s regional news bureaus, the City Desk in Hartford, the Business News Desk and the Features Department.

TRAINING: All interns work closely with editors to learn how to cover a beat. They also attend weekly seminars on such topics as covering a town, writing for Courant.com, conducting investigations and spotting and writing great feature stories.
Successful interns leave at the end of the summer with numerous clips for their portfolio.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Applicants should have internship and/or college newspaper experience. Preference for the full-time internships will be given to the most experienced candidates. Candidates must also pass a pre-employment drug-screening exam.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send cover letter, resume and a few good clips to Manchester Bureau Chief Kate Farrish, The Courant, 285 Broad St., Hartford, CT 06115. Deadline: Jan. 1, 2008

OTHER INTERNSHIPS: For more information on a sports internship at The Courant, contact Sports Editor Jeff Otterbein at jotterbein@courant.com or Deputy Sports Editor Jeff Smith at jsmith@courant.com.

Prospective photography interns should contact Director of Photography John Scanlan at jscanlan@courant.com.

For more information about a graphic artist internship, contact Director of Graphics Melanie Shaffer at mshaffer@courant.com.

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