CLARIFY interns

City Limits / Jeanmarie Evelly

City Limits’ 2019 summer interns outside City Hall after covering a press conference.

Updated 3/18/20: Unfortunately, due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the spring 2020 session. Those who applied for this semester should have been notified via email, and are given the option to have their current application considered for a future session instead. Thank you for your patience, and please reach out if you have any questions:

City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY) is now accepting applications for our journalism internship program for spring 2020.

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, starting March 24 and ending May 26. Interns will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at City Limits’ office in Harlem. Those who perform successfully in the program will earn a $700 stipend.

Participants will be trained in the essential tenets of reporting and news writing, including research, interviewing, investigative techniques, media ethics, story structure, photojournalism and more. Interns will work on producing 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. 

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must reside within New York City, and be currently enrolled in either their junior or senior year of high school (11th and 12th grades). They should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.

The deadline for the spring 2020 semester has passed. Questions? Email