Texas Managing Editors

Internship application deadline extended through March 1

Texas Managing Editors sponsors the Buster Haas Minority lnternship Program, which aims to increase the number of minority journalists working in newsrooms across Texas.

TME places interns at Texas newspapers with circulations of 30,000 or less for 10 weeks over the summer. Students receive $3,000 stipends, plus $1,000 for living expenses. Upon successful completion of the internship, students receive $500 scholarships.

Recent host newsrooms include the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and San Antonio Express-News. Former interns include Texas Tribune Afternoon/Evening News Editor Laura Garcia and CNN writer Nicole Chavez.

This is a great first-time internship opportunity for bright student journalists cutting their teeth at their campus papers. The program is named after the late Buster Haas, a Dallas Morning News assistant managing editor for 32 years.

Candidates should be committed to conducting themselves to the highest professional and journalistic standards in their host newsrooms and in the communities served by the newspapers.

All applicants must:

  1. Complete the internship application by the NEW March 1 deadline.
  2. Upload a one-page resume detailing any previous journalism experience and listing contact information for references. (PDF preferred)
  3. Upload a cover letter explaining your career goals and how the internship would help you meet them.
  4. Upload two letters of recommendation.
  5. Include links to three to five published works. (Links to campus publications are acceptable.)

Email questions about the internship to Dino Chiecchi, Texas State University associate professor of practice, at eec99@txstate.edu.

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