News Intern - The Island Packet

News Bluffton, SC


Come spend the summer at the beach with us as a paid intern and gain practical education and professional experience while working in one of the most-beautiful settings in the world.

The Hilton Head Island area has it all -- sand, sun, alligators, sea turtles and a host of biking and hiking trails and any other recreational activity you could want. It also has one of the very best journalism factories in the country.

For six of the past seven years, The Packet has been named the best outlet in South Carolina for its journalism. Come to a newsroom that is big enough to do great work but not so big that you become an afterthought. There is a reason the big metro papers continually come recruiting at our doorstep.

Internships are 10 weeks, 40 hours per week, and internships are paid. You will cover local news, features and more. You will leave us with great clips and an unforgettable experience.

You also will be a part of our McClatchy South Carolina class of interns. In addition to the work experience, each class is exposed to a series of training sessions ranging from investigative tips to how to get a job when you graduate.

Qualifications include:

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;

  • The ability to monitor and mine various sources for breaking news;

  • Solid news judgment;

  • An instinctive grasp of what will engage your audience;

  • A deep understanding of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;

  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy;   

  • A collaborative style that allows you to work comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.

  • A familiarity shooting photos and video, including the use of entry-level video editing software, is preferred.

Brief description: 

The Island Packet is looking for a reporting intern to join us for 10 weeks this summer. We are looking for an aspiring journalist who is eager to write stories of all types, take photos and video, and learn about SEO and social promotion. The qualified candidate is a self-starter with lots of curiosity and high energy who tackles work with a collaborative mindset and an appreciation for working as a team toward common goals. 

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.