USA TODAY’s Collegiate Correspondent Program is one of the nation’s premier journalism opportunities for college students. Collegiate Correspondents pitch, research and write weekly stories that appear across all USA TODAY and Gannett platforms.
Students receive professional training from USA TODAY College staff and advice from experienced USA TODAY journalists. Each story written by our Collegiate Correspondents is reviewed by USA TODAY editors, who work to create the best piece possible.
Correspondent writing is the backbone of USA TODAY College and continues to serve as one of the nation’s leading sources of collegiate news and information.
The program currently is open to undergraduate students at any four-year, two-year or community college in the United States.
No, the internship is entirely virtual.
A great advantage of the Collegiate Correspondent Program is that our writers are living and studying on college campuses across the U.S., giving them unique insight into stories that students are talking about.
There are fall, spring and summer versions of the program. They are roughly aligned to the semester system. So, the fall program runs from late August to December, the spring program from January to early May, the summer program from late May to early August.
Um, yeah. If you don’t believe us, Read what alumni of the program have to say about it.
An form will appear on this page during specific application periods. The next application period will be in late March, when will be accepting applications for the summer program.