Women's eNews is the premier non-profit Internet-based news gathering service covering issues of particular concern to women. We are not interested in fashions, horoscopes or diet tips and that is probably why we have won 32 journalism awards. We are interested in electoral politics, court decisions, pay equity and reproductive health. Interns work with our team in our offices near City Hall in New York City, easily accessible by all mass transit in the region.
Being a Women's eNews intern was a wonderful experience that taught me so much about reporting in the city. As an eNews intern, I was able to report from the United Nations and cover meaty topics like domestic violence and family courts. It was a great way to learn about intensive, investigative reporting and a chance to cover important topics not addressed elsewhere.
-- Alison Bowen
The Sy Syms Journalistic Excellence Program
Women's eNews will select two applicants per quarter (four times a year) as participants in the Sy Syms Journalistic Excellence Program, funded by the Sy Syms Foundation.
Successful applicants will work as journalists two or three eight-hour days each week for 12 weeks at Women's eNews office in downtown Manhattan. Participants will receive transportation stipends. A Sy Syms Program participant will be expected to:
- Learn how to post text and images on the Women's eNews website;
- Update the Women's eNews website throughout the day by writing short summaries and links to news produced by other organizations on issues of particular concern to women and girls;
- Write headlines for these summaries on the website home page;
- Provide the managing editor with the first draft of the weekly Women's eNews column "Cheers and Jeers;"
- Propose, research and write two feature-length news stories on a timely topic;
- Find or produce appropriate photographic images or videos for these two features;
- Work closely with the Women's eNews editorial staff in mastering accuracy, balance, grammar, style and structure of news items;
- Utilize the opportunity to work in New York City, the media capital of the world, a hub of international diplomacy and the home of peoples from across the globe;
- Submit an exit statement evaluating the value of their experiences at Women's eNews as it relates to their career goals.
Sy Syms Journalistic Excellence Program participants work closely with Women's eNews editors and benefit from one-to-one coaching on news writing and careful editing. The final product, a Women's eNews feature, is distributed to every major media outlet in the U.S. and to readers in more than 90 nations.
Qualifications: Strong news writing skills, knowledge of AP stylebook, at least three years of college, interest in current events, familiarity with women's issues.
To apply: Send cover letter with story ideas, resume and writing sample to email@example.com. Write "internship" in the subject line.
Development interns learn the inner workings of a non-profit, working closely with the editor in chief and director of operations to develop special projects, track grants and regular donations made to Women's eNews and assist with event preparation. We also ask our interns to assist in some organizational tasks--fact-checking, mass mailings and photocopying, for example--but you will find you leave this position with much more than an intimate relationship with the office printers.
Qualifications: At least three years of college, strong writing skills, interest in current events, familiarity with women's issues.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "development internship" in the subject line.
Marketing Interns must embrace every aspect of the busy office turning at times to writing, fundraising and event planning. Marketing interns are responsible for the weekly press release detailing Women's eNews' daily stories, assisting in social network updating and search engine optimization, researching new contacts for partnerships and advertising and working on Women's eNews special projects. We also ask our interns to assist in some organizational tasks--fact-checking, mass mailings and photocopying, for example--but most interns can expect to have worked on several projects, if not reached a project outcome in their 10-week stint.
Qualifications: At least three years of college, strong writing and communication skills, interest in current events, familiarity with women's issues
To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to: email@example.com. Write "marketing internship" in the subject line.