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How to Apply for the GameSkinny Journalist Training Program

Our program can help you grow and develop as a writer!

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Everyone starts somewhere. Are you ready for an online writing experience that will boost your skills and your resume? Well then...

Why Join the Journalist Training Program?

"GameSkinny's internship has changed everything for me.  This is what I want.  Without the encouragement of my team, the helping words of Amy and Katy and the wonderful people taking time to read and comment on my articles, I might not be going down this path." - Reilly

This program is for applicants who want to gain real experience in online publishing. Work in an online newsroom environment in two-month increments. Participants who complete the program are eligible for:

  • A professional referral from the Editor in charge of the Journalist Training Program for use on resumes and job applications.
  • The Journalist Training Program qualifies as a college internship for credit. Please indicate your intent to complete the program for credit during your application so we can help you work with your college advisor.
  • The option to apply for a leadership role in the Journalist Training Program in order to earn managerial experience.
  • Consideration for current openings at GameSkinny when applicable.

Each round lasts for eight weeks and students may participate in as many rounds as they like.  Applications are always open, though students should specify which eight-week rotation(s) they are interested in.

Program Start Dates for 2014

  • March 3rd
  • May 5th
  • July 7th
  • September 1st
  • November 3rd

Our program for 2014 concludes on December 25th

Apply for the Journalist Training Program

Originally Published Mar. 17th 2014

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  • 4
    Benjamski 2 weeks ago
    Contributor
    I'm seeing a "survey is out of date message". Are the applications closed for 2014 or is just a technical issue. It sounds like an exciting opportunity and now that my day job has given me some serious down time, I'd love anything that makes getting more writing experience expedited!
  • 60
    Jay Ricciardi 2 weeks ago
    Staff Editor
    This posting is actually out of date! Take a look at this one instead for info on the remaining 2014 session: http://www.gameskinny.com/a70p8/join-gameskinny-for-the-2014-journalist-training-program-sessionssessions

    2015 sessions will be announced soon on the site as another new posting and our social media accounts. So be on the look out!
  • 4
    Benjamski 2 weeks ago
    Contributor
    Thanks! I really appreciate the quick response.
  • 2
    Daniel Lawson 4 months ago
    I'm totally going to push this in my weekly podcast. This could be a big opportunity and some don't even know about it.
  • 60
    Amy White 4 months ago
    Editor in Chief
    Thanks Daniel! We really appreciate you helping to get the word out.
  • 16
    Branden Sumerix 5 months ago
    Correspondent
    I am going to apply again! Gosh. I remember Bastion. It was so much fun. I really hope I can get into July! I have been busy running my own website but that goes down soon.
  • 20
    MANGO SENTINEL 7 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    JTP's great! It's a big help for developing my skills as a writer!
  • 60
    Venisia Gonzalez 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    I LOVE the JTP!
  • 60
    Amy White 7 months ago
    Editor in Chief
    We love you too Venisia! So glad you're a part of GameSkinny.
  • 26
    WesleyG 7 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    I would love to get some professional experience, but I don't really have any references to use (all of mine are for technology, which is my current field). It's too bad, the May 5th stretch would be perfect for me.
  • 15
    TiquorSJ 7 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    You don't need a reference to join. We will give you one when you complete the program though for future opportunities.
  • 25
    Germaximus 8 months ago
    Correspondent
    So cool. I really want to join you guys but I'm so busy nowadays! Love ya!
  • 41
    Coatedpolecat 11 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    Horrifically nervous, but excited I signed up. :)
  • 12
    Tommy Roberts 11 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    Also considering applying for this, definitely seems like a worthwhile opportunity for aspiring writers who are suited.
  • 30
    JohnHeatz 11 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    This is quite amazing, I'm for sure applying...when the server comes back online!
  • 65
    Katy Hollingsworth 11 months ago
    Former Staff Editor
    Hey there! The TypeForm servers are actually down, which is what the application runs through. It should be up soon!

    https://twitter.com/typeform/status/397775043696283649
  • 30
    JohnHeatz 11 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    that makes sense! Let's hope it comes back up soon as I'm just waiting for that to submit my application!
  • 30
    JohnHeatz 11 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    well, its up and my application finally went through! Hurray!