The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Apply to the DI

Kickstart your journalism career by joining the DI and contributing to 150 years of journalistic excellence.

Eligibility

Any student studying at the University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign is encouraged to apply, with the exception of second-semester seniors. You do not have to be pursuing a journalism-related degree to apply.

We’re looking for reporters, writers, photographers, videographers, designers, social media managers, website developers, data analysts and more!

Entry-level positions are unpaid internships, however we offer paid positions for editors and assistants.

Application Process

  1. Fill out an application here.
  2. Our Brand Manager will reach out with the next steps within a week after receiving your application.
  3. Ethics training is mandatory for all new hires.
  4. Once ethics training is completed, the next step is to fill out all necessary paperwork, found at the front desk of Illini Media office.
  5. Our editors will reach out to you shortly after we receive your documents.

Email our brand manager at [email protected] if you have any question about the application process.