A former CLARIFY summer intern covering a press conference at City Hall.


**While the deadline for the summer 2022 session was June 12, we are continuing to accept applications for the Bilingual Cohort ONLY through Friday, July 1. This cohort is open to 11th and 12th grade high school students who are proficient in English and Spanish, and who will be reporting for our Spanish-language news initiative, Una Ciudad Sin Limites. To apply for the Bilingual Cohort, submit an application form here.

 Thank you to everyone who applied so far — you will hear back from us with a decision soon. If you missed the deadline this time, we will be offering the program this fall as well. Email Jeanmarie@citylimits.org to be added to our CLARIFY application mailing list**

City Limits, a nonprofit investigative news organization that’s been covering New York for 45 years, is now accepting applications for its youth journalism training program for the summer of 2022.

The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth, or CLARIFY, is a paid internship opportunity for New York City high school students who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2022. Students who are graduating from high school in June 2022 are also eligible.

Interns will be trained in the essential tenets of reporting and news writing, including research, interviewing, investigative techniques, media ethics, story structure, photojournalism and more. Participants will spend five weeks working on locally-focused news stories about important New York City issues, with the goal of getting those stories published in City Limits and in a student-produced newsletter. Click here to read some of our previous interns’ work.

The summer 2022 internship will take place in person from July 11 to Aug. 11, Mondays to Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 76 Trinity Place in lower Manhattan (Note: proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter the facility, and participants are required to wear masks when inside the building).

Those who perform successfully in the program will earn a $1,000 stipend.

Eligibility requirements: 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 2022. They should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.

City Limits will be running two separate internship cohorts this summer; please read the following information carefully to ensure you are filling out the correct application form. The deadline to submit an application is midnight on Sunday, June 12.

Bilingual English/Spanish-Language Cohort (Una Ciudad Sin Limites): This group is for bilingual applicants who are proficient at speaking, reading and writing in English and Spanish. The bilingual cohort will produce reporting for City Limits’ Spanish-language news initiative, Una Ciudad Sin Limites.

English-Language Cohort: This group is for English-speaking applicants; no Spanish-language proficiency is required.

If you have questions about CLARIFY, please contact editor Jeanmarie Evelly by emailing jeanmarie@citylimits.org.