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2024 Sports Journalism Institute Internship - Memphis, Tennessee

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must have proficiency in social media, photo/video editing, strong communication skills, multitasking ability, collaboration skills, AP style familiarity, a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, passing background/drug/motor vehicle checks for this internship.
  • You will create engaging sports stories for specific platforms, connect with the community through various outreach methods, analyze audience feedback, and collaborate with editors to enhance storytelling with photos, videos, and graphics.

Off-cycle Internship

Media & JournalismMemphis


  • The USA TODAY NETWORK is providing exclusive sports internships to students belonging to the 2024 class of the Sports Journalism Institute as they have proven to be energetic and passionate about reporting and writing impactful sports stories.
  • While the biggest games are still important, our readers have demanded meaningful coverage of sports on and off the field and these reporters will hunt down those stories. That includes breaking news, well-sourced enterprise, updates on teams and athletes, and in-depth content on the communities that make up our area.


  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on a mobile device.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer background check, drug screen & motor vehicle record check.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism


  • Create storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. 
  • Connect with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.). Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues. 
  • Work with editor and content strategist to evaluate what's working and what's not and develop ongoing plans to satisfy audience needs. 
  • Collaborate to provide appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Capture basic photos and video as needed. 

Application process

  • We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
  • Your resume – one to two pages.
  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  • Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
  • It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.


Work type

Full time

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