City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY) is no longer accepting applications for our Introductory Reporting internship for Fall 2019. Please check back in the spring to apply for next semester, or email us to be added to our mailing list so you’ll be notified when the next application period begins.
This is a paid internship opportunity for New York City high school students of all learning levels (no previous journalism experience necessary). The program will last for 10 weeks, with mandatory weekly meetings held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Limits’ office in Harlem.
Participants will be trained in the essential tenets of reporting and news writing, including research, interviewing, media literacy, media ethics, story structure, photojournalism and more. Interns will attend civic meetings in their communities and work on locally-focused news stories, with the goal of getting those stories published in City Limits. Those who perform successfully in the program will earn a $750 stipend, and will also be eligible to apply for our more advanced Investigative Reporting Internship during a future semester.
Applicants must reside within New York City to be eligible, should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.