To combat news deserts across the country and provide important journalistic experience for college students and recent graduates, the Scripps Howard Fund is creating a program to provide interns to nonprofit newsrooms, at no cost to the newsroom. The Fund has partnered with the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), which leads the 400-newsroom INN Network, to select nine excellent newsrooms. These newsrooms are based in different locations across the country and each provide different learning opportunities. There will be six 10-week internships and three 20-week internships. Each internship pays a minimum of $15 per hour. The Scripps Howard Fund also has a support fund where selected interns can apply for additional financial help if there are financial obstacles in accepting or completing the internship.

All of these internships will feature weekly training sessions with fellow interns from across the country, in addition to the excellent one-on-one coaching from newsroom leaders.