R wanted for an intern at Barron’s

October 13, 2010
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(This article was first published on simon jackman's blog » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

R/SQL/scripting, oodles of data, a willing outlet for write-ups. Any takers?

Do some good. Intern at Barron’s, the New York financial publication with a decades-long tradition of investigative journalism and a more recent commitment to data analytic exposure of fraud in finance, business and healthcare. Bring us your zeal and your data munging skills and we’ll teach you how to be a writer, stock analyst and gumshoe investigator. We assemble unique data sets to scrutinize activities like Jim Cramer’s CNBC stock picking, for-profit colleges, Medicare rip-offs and the hyping of US-listed China stocks. Our stories achieve instant reform of bad situations. Please help us make Wall Street safe for the little guy.

We will hire one programmer-journalist intern to work from June through August of 2011. Desirable skills would include programming fluency in R (for data analysis and visualization), a scripting language (like Perl or Python) and SQL. If you can write, you will also get stories published under your byline.

As part of the Dow Jones News Fund, the program provides free pre-internship training seminars, 10 weeks’ salary, $1,000 scholarships for interns returning to school, and a travel allowance. The salary is not princely, so it helps if you have a place to stay in the New York area.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2010

Apply online at https://www.newsfund.org…Click Programs…then Internship Applications…make sure to complete the business reporting form.

Also, send a resume, writing and code samples to me — Bill Alpert — at [email protected] and call me with any questions at 212.416.2742.

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