Overview

New York, NY, USA
The Walt Disney Company

FiveThirtyEight is an award-winning site focused on providing data-driven journalism in sports, politics, and science. FiveThirtyEight was founded by Nate Silver.

We are looking for a data visualization intern to help us make charts for the site this summer.

Responsibilities:

A day in the life…

The internship will include a mix of designing and producing charts and graphics to accompany stories on the site, assisting with reporting and research, creating original stories and — depending on your skill set and level of interest — contributing to larger interactive projects.

Basic Qualifications: 

What you bring to the role…

General comfort with numbers is essential, as is experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel. The ideal candidate will have experience making data graphics using design tools such as Illustrator or programming languages such as JavaScript, Python and R.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other journalism-related programming experience — such as Web-scraping or news app development — is a plus.

Internship Eligibility:

  • All students must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • All students must be at least 18 years old
  • You must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months.
  • All students must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship
  • All candidates must be available from May/June to August/September
  • All candidates must be willing to work 40 hours/week

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