January 17, 2008
Applications are now closed for 2008. Selections will be announced
by the end of this month. Thank you everyone for applying and good
Summer Internship Program
The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
invite area college and high-school students with an interest in journalism and newspaper operations to apply to the
Leader/Times Summer Internship Program. The longstanding program will be divided into two types of part-time, paid internships: staff interns and correspondent
The staff intern program will accept a limited number of students to work alongside
The Leader/Times office staff in a work/study environment with hands-on assignments involving newspaper operations, writing, photography, copyediting, graphic design, layout,
video, communications and the Internet.
The correspondent intern program will accept a limited number of students to undertake reporting assignments, such as covering local meetings and events for publication. The newspaper staff will guide the interns on journalistic standards, photography and accountability.
The staff intern program will require greater time and schedule commitment, while the correspondent intern program will be more flexible. Applicants may apply to either or both programs. The newspaper advisory committee will complete the selection process by early spring.
Those interested in the internship program must register online at goleader.com/internship. Complete application information (including résumé and writing samples) must be received by March
8. Early registration is recommended.