Reporting interns

Posted on February 19th, 2013

You’re a journalist who needs an internship. We’re incredibly picky. Let’s talk.

Here at the Coloradoan, we’re thinking big, and we want to bring you in on it. We’re offering two paid internships for the summer. These 10-week internships will give you a chance to take photos, shoot video and report news at a rigorous pace. We expect you to keep up and contribute for 30 hours per week while you’re learning throughout the newsroom — and, if you’re the right person, you’re up for the challenge.

This is you:

You’re as comfortable telling stories with a notepad as you are with a camera or smartphone. It’s no sweat for you to craft a killer lede or duck the audio to make a voice heard. News, sports, features — you’re up for anything. People sometimes whisper that you’re an overachiever behind your back. In other words, you know your skill is going to take you places — you just need a place to start.

This is us:

We’re that place. The Coloradoan’s newsroom is aiming to be ground zero for the spread of new community journalism. We’re holding tight to the core concepts that have served us well for a century — watchdog investigative work, in-depth coverage and colorful writing — but we’re busy throwing everything else out the window. Be prepared to work with whip-smart folks who are ready to change things up. Quick-hit web updates and slow, simmering long-form work are becoming the norm.

So what now?

Dazzle us, but don’t overwhelm us. Get a few clips and a short resume to

Executive Editor Josh Awtry: ‎JoshAwtry@coloradoan.com