The paid internship runs for eight weeks, from May 31 to the end of July. Ingle will be working for the local desk, writing stories and doing multimedia videos.
“I’m excited about working in a metro newsroom,” Ingle said. “I interned at a small-town newspaper a couple summers ago and didn’t get to cover some issues that will arise in Oklahoma City. Some things just don’t happen in small-town southern Indiana. I’m also excited about moving somewhere new for two months. I’ve had an awesome experience at Butler and I think this internship is a great next step for me.”
The Oklahoman is the biggest paper in Oklahoma, with a circulation of nearly 144,000 daily and more than 201,000 on Sundays. It is the 51st largest paper in the country by circulation.
Ingle is one of approximately 14 interns the newspaper hired for the summer. All interns are assigned a writing coach.
“This post-graduate internship at The Daily Oklahoman will be a great stepping stone for Olivia’s future newspaper career,” said Loni McKown, professional practice faculty member in Butler’s Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to work with professionals at a major metropolitan daily and to cover news in Oklahoma’s largest city. The fact that a writing coach is part of the internship is icing on the cake. I’m pleased and excited for Olivia.”
Ingle is currently the online managing editor for The Butler Collegian and president of the Butler Society of Professional Journalists. She completed internships at the National Geographic magazine in Washington, D.C., and at The Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Ind., and was one of 12 collegiate journalists to serve as a reporter on the staff of The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper that covered the Excellence in Journalism 2011 national conference in New Orleans.
She applied for the internship online in November.
“During the internship, I want to make quality contributions within the newsroom,” she said. “I want to work on some long-form projects, both print and video, that I will be able to include in my portfolio. Ultimately, I hope a job comes from the internship.”