Student reporter Luke Zarzecki interviews Juan Conde.The Community News Service is a project of the Reporting and Documentary Storytelling Minor

The Community News Service is a student powered partnership -- with a focus on hyperlocal and local news -- designed to train and educate student journalists and to provide local content to community newspapers.

Student interns work side by side with journalists on reporting assignments covering Burlington and the local area and contributing stories to media outlets like VT Digger, the Other Paper, Shelburne News, Seven Days, Vermont Public Radio, WPTZ-TV and more. Interns write stories, take photos, shoot video and contribute to podcasts while learning about covering local and the hyper-local news on deadline.

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Internship Logistics

Internships are per semester and can either be for pay or academic credit. Students-are expected to work 120 hours per semester for three credits. Register through AS-190 or VS-195 (contact Richard Watts for an override if needed).

General Learning Objectives:

  • Learn basics of reporting and editing
  • Work with professionals to apply these tools
  • Learn about Vermont and Vermont stories

Prerequisites: Strong sense of curiosity. Commitment to engage in new experiences. Some basic knowledge of news writing and production needed. Students with related course work, including communications, journalism, education, media, English or other related fields are preferred.

Apply for spring 2020