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Reese News Lab Internships

Spring 2016

Application deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015

Reese News Lab is hiring for paid positions for UNC students for Spring 2016.
Let’s say you’re in a job interview and they ask what experience you have. You show them your portfolio. They say, “That’s great, but what else?”

Reese News Lab is the “what else.” In simplest terms, the Lab is a team of paid innovators who work to create news products that you will then pitch at the end of the summer. Along the way, you’ll learn skills and gain experiences that you won’t get anywhere else.

What sort of news products do we focus on, you ask? Take a look at what students have done in the past.

If you’re interested in news, business, teamwork and/or mad experimentation, we might be the right place for you.

To apply for an entrepreneurial intern position, please complete the application form by October 30 at 5 p.m.

Application deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015

We’re seeking a talented student reporter to spend 15 hours a week pitching and writing features about innovative people and ideas serving local audiences. The reporting intern will conduct interviews about new ideas being tested by small media organizations and startups, and he/she will report on those ideas for a national audience. For examples of the kinds of ideas and organizations we’re interested in, visit

The intern will be responsible for pitching, reporting, writing and publishing at least one feature story each week of the semester.


  • Demonstrated experience in reporting and writing feature stories
  • Proficiency in AP style, WordPress and HTML
  • Interest in reporting on media and entrepreneurship
  • Social media experience is a plus

To apply for the reporting intern position, send a cover letter, resume and three clips to Sara Peach at with the subject line “Reporting Intern.”

About Reese News Lab?

The Reese News Lab is located in Carroll 11 in the basement (think more “hobbit hole of possibilities” than dungeon) of the UNC School of Media and Journalism.

To learn more about what we do and who we are, see what our Summer 2015 staffers have to say: