Good Faith Media’s Ernest C. Hynds Jr. internship program was launched in September 2020.

A gift by the foundation of First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia, established the GFM internship program to honor the memory of Ernest C. Hynds Jr. (1930-2015), a longtime church leader and professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he worked for 43 years, including a decade as head of the journalism department.

Interns work with GFM staff on a variety of projects and initiatives, which are discussed and planned based on organizational needs, as well as the intern’s interests and/or degree program requirements.

GFM internships offer a well-rounded program to engage in activities that connect with interns’ interests and abilities, while also offering new experiences and forming new skill sets. Opportunities can include research and writing news and opinion for both print and digital publication, engaging in social media campaigns, and producing podcast episodes and/or short video productions.

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GFM offers fall, spring and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those who have recently completed degree programs.

GFM uses a virtual office approach, with staff members in multiple states across the U.S., so interns work remotely from wherever they live, engaging with staff members via phone, email and video conferencing. Limited travel may be involved in some situations.

A stipend is provided. Any work-related expenses are paid by GFM.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the internship program, along with any personal areas of interest and/or academic program requirements to

Questions may be submitted to the same email.

Application deadlines are:

Fall semester: July 2
Spring semester: October 15
Summer: March 1