Editorial: Newspaper seeks summer interns

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With a little over a month to go until school is out for the summer, the Tribune has begun its search to find two high school interns.

We are again partnering with the Minnesota Newspaper Association to take advantage of the Pohlad Family Foundation Summer Youth Employment Program.

In its 11th year, the program is designed to provide a wage subsidy to newspapers that hire high school-aged interns for the summer. The foundation aims to provide youth with meaningful employment experiences.

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Interns, who must be age 16 to 19, will work for 20 hours per week for 10 weeks.

The experience gives them a peek into the daily operations of a newspaper and also provides them the opportunity to get some of their own stories and photographs published in the newspaper.

Summer is a busy time, and there are lots of festivals and events to cover. We couldn’t do it without our interns.

Interns in the past have also typically had a few special projects of their own such as our Customer Service Guide and Back to School 101 section.

Most importantly, we hope the experience helps foster an appreciation of the newspaper industry and potentially even a future career in it.

We have had interns in the past who have gone on to college and then returned and were hired at the Tribune. It is a great way to get your foot in the door, and students from all of the area schools will be considered.

Anyone interested in the opportunity can contact Tribune Managing Editor Sarah Stultz by phone at 379-3433 or by email at sarah.stultz@albertleatribune.com.

We ask that you submit a few writing samples as well. You don’t have to be on the student newspaper or yearbook staff to be considered, but it is a plus.