The Ringer and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) have joined forces to offer two internships at the Ringer that will begin in the summer of 2019.
The full-time, paid summer internships will be located in Los Angeles and New York. Interns will gain experience in either the audio, editorial, social media or video departments. Interns will fulfill a 40-hour per week work commitment.
The internships are exclusively offered to undergraduate and graduate student members of NABJ. Students are encouraged to join the NABJ Sports Task Force, which promotes diversity in America’s sports departments and provides programming toward developing the next wave of America’s sports journalists. Selected candidates will be recommended to the Ringer from the NABJ Sports Task Force.
“We’ve spent the last three years building an incredible editorial infrastructure,” said Bill Simmons, CEO of The Ringer. “At this point, we believe any young, talented candidate can come into our world and have a genuine chance to succeed. That’s why we couldn’t wait to collaborate with NABJ. We want this to be the first chapter of a meaningful partnership.”
A. Sherrod Blakely, chair of the NABJ Sports Task Force, added: “We are pleased with the Ringer’s commitment to establishing internships for NABJ students. Their emphasis on becoming a go-to destination, where sports and pop culture intersect, is a perfect vehicle for our young journalists to hone their skills on multiple platforms, which will best equip them to compete in this ever-changing landscape of sports journalism.”
Application Deadline: March 16, 2019
Students can apply for the program here.