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

The deadline to apply for the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY) for summer of 2020 was May 25. For information about applying for the fall 2020 semester, please email jeanmarie@citylimits.org.

Please note: due to safety concerns around the COVID-19 crisis, City Limits is preparing to operate this summer’s internship remotely if needed. A final determination will be made at a later date, and accepted applicants will be notified at that time.

This is a paid internship opportunity for high school students to work with City Limits, a nonprofit investigative news organization that’s been covering New York for more than 40 years. 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. They’ll get a chance to meet and hear from guest journalists as well as take field trips to professional newsrooms across the city (these will be conducted virtually, if needed). Participants will spend four weeks working on locally-focused news stories about important New York City issues, with the goal of getting those stories published in City Limits. Click here to read some of our previous interns’ work.

The summer 2020 program is being offered in two separate sessions, one running from June 29-July 24 and the other from August 3-August 28. Interns will work approximately 20 hours per week, from Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 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 2020. They should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.

To apply, please fill out and submit the application below by May 25, 2020. Questions? Email Jeanmarie@citylimits.org.