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


Please note: due to safety concerns around the COVID-19 crisis, the Fall 2021 CLARIFY internship will be conducted remotely.

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 fall of 2021. 

The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth, or CLARIFY, is a paid, remote internship opportunity for New York City high school students who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2021. Students who are in their first semester of college or who graduated high school in June 2021 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 eight 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 (stories from the most recent summer cohort are to be published in the coming weeks).

The fall 2021 internship will take place remotely from Oct. 26 to Dec. 21, and interns will meet twice a week on Zoom, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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 2021. They should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.

The deadline for the fall 2021 semester has passed. Thank you to everyone who applied; we intend to respond to all applicants with a decision in the coming days.

To be added to our mailing list and get notified about future semesters of CLARIFY, email jeanmarie@citylimits.org.