Youth Reporting Internships with City Limits (CLARIFY)

Jeanmarie Evelly

Former CLARIFY interns at work.

City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY) is no longer accepting applications for our Investigative Reporting internship for Summer 2019. We expect to open the application process for the Fall 2019 session beginning in mid-August/early September. Please check back then for updates, or email to be added to our notification mailing list.

Since the fall of 2014, City Limits has operated a paid training program for high-school and college-aged students who learn and apply the skills of investigative journalism as they report on issues affecting their own neighborhood.

CLARIFY offers two internship opportunities:

(1) Introductory Reporting Internship — designed for high school students who are new to journalism, this 10-week program is offered in both the fall and spring semester, and teaches the basics of reporting and news writing. Interns will cover civic meetings in their communities and work on locally-focused news stories, with the goal of getting them published in City Limits.

(2) Investigative Reporting Internship — open to high school students as well as college undergraduate freshmen/sophomores. To be eligible, applicants are required to have either already completed an introductory internship with City Limits, or to have some other previous journalism experience (this can include other internships, journalism courses or working for their school newspaper.) Offered during the fall and spring (for 10 weeks) and summer (for four weeks), this program teaches the essentials of investigative journalism, with an emphasis on reporting with documents and public databases. Interns work closely with City Limits staff on special projects, with the goal of getting their work published on the site.

Applicants for both internships must reside within New York City to be eligible. Questions? Contact youth program manager Jeanmarie Evelly at (646) 693-4459 ext. 466, or email