Jeanmarie Evelly / City Limits

CLARIFY summer 2018 intern Greis Torres interviews a source during a press conference outside City Hall.

Calling all aspiring journalists! City Limits is currently accepting applications for its CLARIFY (City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth) introductory internship program for the fall of 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for young people interested in media, writing and/or civic issues.

The fall introductory internship is a paid, 10-week vocational training program for New York City high-school students that teaches the essentials of writing and reporting the news, with an emphasis on covering public civic meetings. Interns work closely with City Limits staff to write about issues affecting their own communities, and have the chance to earn a byline and see their stories published on the site. Click here to read some of our previous interns’ work. 

The introductory program is open to students of all learning levels, with no previous journalism experience necessary. Applicants are required to live within New York City, should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.

Interns will be expected to work up to 7.5 hours per week, including attending mandatory group sessions at City Limits’ offices in Harlem on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Participants who perform successfully in the program will be paid a $750 stipend.

Start date: September 29
Meets: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Deadline to apply: September 15

To apply, please complete and submit our online application form.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact youth program manager Jeanmarie Evelly at or (646) 693-4459 ext. 466.