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Applications are being accepted for internships at print, online and broadcast journalism and public relations organizations this summer through the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Preference will be given to applicants who are Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university, alumni of a Hawaii high school, or a student at a college in Hawaii.

Applicants must have completed their sophomore year of college by June 2011. Recent graduates are also eligible.

To apply, visit and fill out an application form. Submit a cover letter introducing yourself, explaining why you want an internship, listing your relevant course work or news media experience, and naming three references with their contact information.

Include examples of your news media work, which can be sent in electronic format. Visit the website to see what formats are accepted. Send all materials labeled with your name to

Visit or contact SPJ’s Craig DeSilva at 282-1038 or

The deadline is Feb. 28.

The following full-time SPJ internships will consist of at least 10 weeks of work at 40 hours a week and will earn at least $3,250:

» Honolulu Star-Advertiser (daily newspaper)
» Pacific Business News (weekly business newspaper)
» Hawaii Business magazine (monthly business magazine)
» Honolulu magazine (monthly city magazine)
» Pacific Edge magazine (quarterly business/lifestyle magazine)
» Trade Publishing Co. (trade publisher)
» Honolulu Civil Beat (online news)
» Alexander & Baldwin (corporate public relations)
» Bright Light Marketing Group (public relations)
» Hawaii News Now (television news)

The following part-time SPJ internships will consist of 8 weeks of work at 27 hours a week and will earn $1,750:

» KHON Channel 2 (television news)
» KITV Channel 4 (television news)
» Hawaii Public Radio (radio news)

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