Jeanmarie Evelly

Former CLARIFY interns at work.

City Limits is now taking applications for the spring semester of our youth journalism training program. CLARIFY, or the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth, is a 10-week internship that teaches students the the ins-and-outs of reporting and writing news stories, with a focus on how to successfully cover community board and other civic meetings. Under the guidance of City Limits staff, interns work on stories related to issues in their neighborhoods and have the chance to get their articles published.

Applicants must be of high school age, and must live in New York City. No previous journalism experience is necessary, though we do look for applicants who are interested/enthusiastic about writing and current events, and who are generally curious about the world around them. Interns who successfully complete the program are paid a $750 stipend.

Since the program’s launch in 2014, our youth interns have interviewed lawmakers, covered protests and local elections, and have written about issues like crime reporting, unaffordable public transit and local development. You can read more of their stories here.

The deadline to apply is February 18. For more information and to submit an application, click here.