Internships

Editorial | Photography | Reporting | Design and Marketing

Public Herald has several internships available.

Public Herald (PH) is an investigative news source dedicated to the public interest, the truth, and cultural creativity. Since 2005 our innovation and perseverance led to the development of PH.

Public Herald is aligned with many organizations who supply a wealth of knowledge and guidance to the relationship of each publication. By working with a skilled team your experience can lead to a better understanding of investigative journalism on the web.

Editorial/Reporting/Photography Internships

Hone skills and become a developed, independent, multimedia journalist using open source interfaces for online reporting. At PH you’ll be responsible for publishing written and audio/visual investigative news, arts, and culture pieces. PH has a strong focus on issues of justice and strives to create the kind of work that can become “timeless,” by always referencing a “bigger picture.” You’ll be responsible for following stories in depth, whether through written or visual formats, rather than topically covering a broader beat. 

One main feature for Reporting interns will be responsible for data analysis. We also expect all interns – who are accepted to work as journalists – to be skilled in handling media equipment (photo/video/audio), editing media using Final Cut or another type of Apple software, and/or having the willingness to learn these vital tools.

Design and Marketing Internships

At PH you’ll be able to create breakthrough media, sales, or marketing portfolios in customizable designs. You’ll act as your own Director to organize the day-to-day objectives of a news organization. Responsibilities include: learning the sponsorship network, coordinating with supporters, finding new members, coordinating mailings, organizing events and fulfilling tasks unique to PH.

As a designer your tasks rely upon the ability to communicate effectively with the Editorial Board, Business and Marketing Departments, and the rest of the world. Your responsibilities and requirements will include graphics for: the Facebook and Twitter inter-space, brand boosting pitches, promotions and placements. You must have a passion for multitasking, be original and creative, and understand HTML/CSS. Also,  know how to work with Adobe Software (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), understand Drupal/Wordpress, and know how to use Google Analytics and Google Alerts. We assure you that PH is a place where creativity can thrive and is well admired.

*Internship Schedules begin and end on the following dates: Winter/Spring (January through May), Summer (May through August), and Fall (September through December).

Criteria

To be eligible for an intern a candidate must be a Junior-level undergraduate student, graduate student or have graduated from college within twelve months of beginning the internship (or, have received direct permission from the administrative staff). All internship candidates are to be authorized for work in the United States.

Important

Since internships are unpaid, interns are to be eligible for academic credit during the internship (contact your counselor for information). In rare cases interns can become paid employees depending on the quality and expertise of their work.

Interns will also be eligible to use the hours of their internship as way to gain shares in the PH organization (examples of shares and distribution will be provided in the first meeting with any potential intern). Earnings may be distributed back to shareholders proportionate to their percentage of contributions for a given year. This is not guaranteed and contributions may be retained by the business to cover expenses or losses. This financial model is the core of PH and works within a cooperative economic financial plan.

To Apply

Email the following to Joshua B. Pribanic, Editorial Board – joshua@publicherald.org – and write in the subject field “Public Herald Internship.”

  1. Resume (PDF)
  2. Short Cover Letter (PDF) – include passions and reasons for wanting to work.
  3. Two Clips (PDF)

Thank you for your interest!

For mailing please send to:
Joshua B. Pribanic
Editor-in-Chief
Public Herald
P.O. Box 488
Coudersport, PA