The Daily Catch is a local news publication located in Rhinebeck and Red Hook. They are offering a one-year paid internship writing news features about Red Hook and Rhinebeck, including Bard. If you’re incredibly curious, passionate about journalism, a facile writer, and someone who loves to talk to people and write their stories, this opportunity is for you. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to move into a full-time reporting job at The Daily Catch or a post-graduate fellowship in 2024-2025, right after graduation.
This internship will start summer 2023 (35 hours/week @ $15/hour) and run for both fall and spring semesters, 2023-2024. During the academic year, the intern will work 15 hours a week. For the fall semester, students will be asked to register for internship college credits in addition to receiving pay. No prior journalism experience is necessary.
Work will be virtual, but with many opportunities for in-person and Zoom collaboration with Editor Emily Sachar. She will read all of your stories and give you feedback to bring your skills to a professional level. Some assignments, such as municipal meetings, will take place at night (stories can usually be written up the next day).
Journalism is one of the best ways imaginable to strengthen our democracy and to give voice to the voiceless. You can explore any aspect of society and culture that interests you. You will learn new things on every story and project. It’s challenging, and it can be great fun, and it’s a thrill to see your byline in the newspaper.
To Apply: Send an email with a cover letter describing why this internship appeals to you and any relevant coursework or work experience. Also, please include a writing sample. Show that you’ve read The Daily Catch. In the subject line, write: McManus YOUR NAME. Email to: Emily Sachar, Editor-in-Chief, firstname.lastname@example.org . Application Deadline: April 20, 2023. We will make our selection and inform all applicants by May 1, 2023.
For more information you can attend the virtual information session, Monday, April 17 at 4pm.