CLARIFY’s summer 2018 interns during a field trip to CBS News, seen here in front of Walter Cronkite’s famed map.

Apply Now! Deadline: Sept. 13

City Limits, a nonprofit news outlet founded in 1976, is currently accepting applications for its CLARIFY (City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth) journalism internship for the fall of 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for young people interested in media, writing and/or civic issues. Because of COVID-19 safety concerns, the program will take place remotely.

CLARIFY is a paid, 8-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 investigative techniques. Interns work closely with City Limits staff to write about issues affecting their 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. No previous journalism experience is necessary. To be eligible, applicants must reside within New York City and be entering either their junior or senior year of high school (11th and 12th grades) or their first year of college in the fall of 2020. They should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.

The fall internship will take place on Zoom twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for nine weeks, starting Sept. 29 and ending Nov. 24.

Start date: Sept. 29
Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (remote)
Deadline to apply: Sept. 13 at midnight

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

If you have questions or need additional information, contact youth program manager Jeanmarie Evelly at