The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY) is now accepting applications for its 2022 summer internship. This is a paid journalism training program for New York City high school students who will be entering either their junior or senior year of high school (11th and 12th grades) in the upcoming fall 2022 semester. Students graduating from high school this June are also eligible.
Launched by City Limits in 2014, CLARIFY teaches participants the ins-and-outs of reporting and news writing. Interns will spend five weeks learning a variety of skills: research, interviewing techniques, story structure, media ethics, photojournalism and more. They’ll apply these skills as they report on important issues impacting their own communities, with the goal of getting their reporting published in City Limits and in a student-created email newsletter, The CLARIFY Report. For the first time this summer, CLARIFY will be offering a pilot program for bilingual participants who will produce work for City Limits’ Spanish-language news initiative, Una Ciudad sin Límites.
Our previous youth interns have investigated implementation of the city’s plastic bag ban, examined the impact of the planned Second Avenue Subway expansion, and revealed how a key law in the city’s Vision Zero efforts failed to meet expectations. They’ve reported on persistent “litter hot spots” in the Bronx, the problems posed by the uptick in delivery truck traffic and the challenges New York faced in planning a COVID-19 vaccination program. They’ve covered community board meetings, press conferences at City Hall and interviewed countless lawmakers, advocates, activists and everyday New Yorkers. Click here to read more of our previous interns’ work.
The summer 2022 program will run for five weeks, from July 11 to Aug. 11. The Deadline to apply is June 10.
For more information and to submit an application, click here.