Here is the Copy intern application for fall 2016! Answer all the questions in full (aside from questions that have explicitly been stated as optional). Remember to submit your application by Sept. 30, 11:59 p.m.
Interns generally work once a week, with each weekly shift being about five to seven hours. If you have any other questions about the work, application or application process, email Derek Yen, the Daily Bruin Copy chief, at email@example.com.
Please attach your current, updated resume.
Journalistic experience (optional)
List and describe any prior journalistic experience you have had. If you are new to journalism, leave this question blank.
Work experience and extracurricular activities
List and describe any work experience or extracurricular activities outside journalism that you think make you a strong applicant for Copy.
In no more than 500 words, please tell us why you would like to be a copy editor and explain your understanding of a copy editor’s role. Please type your response and attach the document below.
Attached to this application are three sample stories. Download the exercises and copy edit them for Associated Press style, grammar, spelling, consistency and anything else you might notice. Write an appropriate headline for each story. Once you've made your edits, upload the files below as instructed. If you are not able to edit the files in their current format, copy the text into a Word document and upload the edited version.
Please upload the copy-edited A&E story here.
Please upload the copy-edited Sports story here.
Please upload the copy-edited News story here.
These are some issues that are hotly contested and widely debated in the newsroom when both snacks and patience are running low. Please feel free to express your true, unedited thoughts and feelings about them below – there is NO right answer (they’re just for fun).
Team Oxford Comma v. team Just No, What is This Even
What are your thoughts and feelings about using Oxford commas? Please explain why you are for, against or indifferent about this style rule.
Grammar pet peeve
What is that one grammar gaffe that really ticks you off, and why? How have your experiences with it shaped who you are as a person?
If you read The Onion, list up to three of your favorite headlines (optional).
... Because who are we kidding, The Onion is clearly journalism at its finest. We at Copy strive to create witty, punny, attention-grabbing headlines and we’d like to know what kind of headlines you feel achieve this standard.
This application closed on Sept. 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
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