ProPublica announced on Wednesday the selection of two engagement reporting interns through its partnership with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of reporters and editors of color in investigative journalism. The selected interns, both Ida B. Wells Society members, will work with ProPublica’s engagement team to crowdsource stories for investigative projects. The role will involve community research, managing a callout, sifting through incoming tips and leading an outreach campaign, among other responsibilities.
Josh Peck is a graduating senior sociology student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His reporting has focused on policing. He has worked with Texas Public Radio as an intern and freelancer for several years and is an alumnus of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, where he produced a profile on the family of a victim of police violence. Before that, he was a news editor at the Paisano, his university’s independent student newspaper.
Imani Sebri is a graduate student at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism in New York. She has covered issues at the intersection of race, identity and accountability. She reported on New York City’s deliverista labor issues, small business responses to COVID-19 and community responses to land scarcity. As an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, she served as an editor and staff writer at the student-run publication ORANGE Magazine, where she wrote about arts and culture with a focus on marginalized and underreported identities.
The Ida B. Wells Society has partnered with other newsrooms to create summer internship opportunities, including at The New York Times, the Miami Herald, USA Today and The Associated Press. Learn more about them here.