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Guidance on hosting newsroom interns

July 1, 2021

This week INN released a new piece, How to host an intern: Advice from nonprofit news leaders.

Here’s why this matters: Journalism internships are notorious for enabling the whiter and wealthier to climb a career ladder, leaving people of color and others from less-privileged backgrounds disadvantaged. Some journalism students are encouraged to take on unpaid work, leaving students who can’t afford to work for free with less “experience” to list on a resume.

The nature and purpose of journalism internships needs to change, and leaders across nonprofit news organizations are at the forefront of this shift — creating new norms and practices that enable more equitable and valuable internship experiences.

Here’s what we learned from those leaders about how to host an intern at a news outlet.

Read the full piece here.

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