Journalism Internship

Journalism Internship

Fall, Spring and Summer semesters


            The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) offers a Journalism Internship for each Fall, Spring and Summer semester. The NEC publishes EcoNews, an environmental newspaper, on a bi-monthly basis, and also publishes content on the NEC website for online distribution. EcoNews has been published for 42 years and is one of the country’s oldest bioregional environmental publications.

            The Journalism Intern will work closely with the EcoNews editor to research and write articles for publication in EcoNews. Intern may also assist with proofing, layout and other EcoNews production tasks as interest and needs provide.

            Hours per week will vary depending on the publication cycle, but 60 hours are required for internship credit.

To view past issues of EcoNews online, visit


  • Must be an HSU Journalism student to receive internship credit and stipend.
  • Submit 3-4 approved and completed articles, under the direction of the EcoNews editor, for publication in EcoNews and the NEC website.
  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Word and the Track Changes feature. Experience with Adobe InDesign (for layout) is a plus. 

Application proccess:

Send resume, three writing samples, a letter of recommendation addressing your writing/journalism skills, and your weekly availability schedule to Bella Waters, the NEC's Administrative & Development Director.

Submission via email (pdf, doc) is preferred:

By US Mail:
Northcoast Environmental Center
PO Box 4259
Arcata,CA 95518