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Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

The Observer is always looking for college interns to contribute to Dallas' award-winning newspaper and web site. Specifically, we're looking for students (any major will do) with a demonstrated interest and some experience in journalism, non-fiction creative writing, social media, multimedia, photography, filmmaking, joke-telling, or woodworking. (We've always wanted a bird feeder.)

Interns will work with an editor to make contributions to one or more of our four blogs - Unfair Park (news), City of Ate (restaurants), DC-9 (music and nightlife) and Mixmaster (arts) - or other parts of web site, including our slideshow page and video channel, our event listings and our bar listings. One internship each semester will be dedicated entirely to multimedia storytelling -- video, audio and photography.

These are unpaid internships for currently enrolled college or graduate students. Prospective interns must be able to receive college credit for their work. They should also be smart, good-natured and self-motivated, because some of us are grumpy and forgetful, especially before noon.

Interested students should send an email to Joe Tone, editor, explaining which of the above areas most interests them, along with a few work samples that demonstrate some talent for whatever is they want to do. Unpublished work is fine. No boring stuff, please. (We get sleepy.) Send them to joe.tone@dallasobserver.com.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.