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Sports Intern, The Birmingham News, Alabama

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by johann, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. johann

    johann Guest

    Have six months gone by already?


    Company: The Birmingham News
    Position: Sports Intern
    Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    Job Status: Not Specified
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: July 28, 2011
    Job ID: 1177124

    The Birmingham News seeks a six-month, full-time, paid sports reporter intern. Coverage emphasis on high school sports, but significant college and general assignment work as well. This is on-the-job experience for a recent college graduate. Desired start date AUGUST 1st, 2011.

    Candidates may send a cover letter, resume, work samples and references to: The Birmingham News Attn: HR/Matt Havard PO Box 2553 Birmingham, AL 35203 No Phone calls please. The Birmingham News Multimedia THIS IS OUR STORY. EOE
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing the guy who was there didn't get a renewal?
  3. Andrew Gribble

    Andrew Gribble New Member

    Had this internship in Fall 2007. It was hands down the most important six months of development I had throughout college.

    If the internship is relatively similar to what it was when I had it, the ad is accurate that the brunt of the work will be on preps. But there are definitely opportunities to cover Alabama and Auburn football.

    Tom Arenberg will work you hard and get the best out of you. The preps entourage at the paper is full of good people, too.

    PM if you have any other questions.
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Would that were an actual OPENING for a reporter, but I agree... that's invaluable experience. Birmingham seems to be a paper that gets it, especially with its sports coverage. Andrew, sounds like you got a lot out of it.

    Good luck to whoever gets this!
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    They generally bring in a new one every six months.
  6. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    if you're in college and looking at doing this for a living (why?), do this. it was a great six months. and arenberg is still my favorite boss. i interned there back in '98-'99.
  7. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    One of my college buddies got this internship and he parlayed it into several good gigs down the line. A great opportunity at a great section.
  8. Dennis Lin

    Dennis Lin New Member

    Have they ever taken someone from out of state for this particular position? Say, 2,000-miles-away out of state? Seems as if they'd want to stay fairly local.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Some places will keep a guy around for an extra six months. Just was asking, that's all.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's a good internship. However, if you are at a dual-semester institution, it's kind of hard to partake.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I know of at least two Ole Miss grads who had that internship, as well as a guy from Vandy. I don't think proximity is an issue.
  12. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Paging UAB J-School students.

    Seems like a great opportunity.
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