• Editorial Intern-Events, Education Week Fall Application deadline: Rolling – Apply Now Description: Editorial Projects in Education seeks an intern to help with the daily operation of Education Week and its online news site, edweek.org, as well as EPE's growing portfolio of live and virtual events. As an intern, you will be a key part of the Education Week news and events teams and take on editing and production responsibilities. Term: Fall Time Commitment: 20-30 hrs/week Compensation: $8-10/hr Requirements: Strong communication skills in all media; knowledge of grammar Application instructions: Cover letter, resume, samples and/or links to work to:
EdWeek Intern Search Committee
Editorial Projects in Education
6935 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
• Reporting Intern Spring Application deadline: Nov. 1
Summer Application deadline: Nov. 15 Description: Interns will be involved in all aspects of POLITICO’s fast-paced print and online production, including research, reporting, and writing. Term: Spring, summer Time Commitment: 30 hrs/week, but flexible Compensation: Unpaid spring, paid summer Requirements: None specified Application instructions: Send a letter (describing why you are qualified. Include any special experience you have in addition to reporting, writing, and/or editing, including multimedia skills), resume, three clips that exhibit experience in political/government reporting, and a recommendation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: “POLITICO spring (summer) 2010 internship.”
• Intern Application deadline: Rolling – Apply Now Description: The Daily Caller will be an aggregate of all news soon to be launched by Tucker Carlson who has nearly 20 years of experience in journalism including associations with CNN, the Weekly Standard and New York Times magazine, and Neil Patel who has served in various senior positions in the US Government including most recently as chief policy advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. This is a great opportunity for those who want to learn more about journalism and more importantly, get to understand the inner-workings of Washington and the way our political system works. Term: Fall, spring?, summer? Time Commitment: Not specified Compensation: Not specified Requirements: Not specified Application instructions: Contact Elizabeth Pelgrift at email@example.com for more information.
• Research Intern Application deadlines: Not Specified – Apply Now Description: The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation hires interns for research and writing assistance on the impact of drug prohibition. With guidance and supervision from the CJPF staff, the Intern will collaborate on research for op-eds, articles, book chapters, speeches, interviews and other projects pertaining to drug prohibition, attend coalition meetings, or monitor congressional hearings and report back. Term: Fall, spring, summer. Start/end dates flexible. Summer: early June-late Aug. Time Commitment: 30-40 hrs/week Compensation: Unpaid Requirements: Extremely strong English language proficiency and analytical skills: Understanding of and interest in drug policy. Application instructions: One page cover letter, resume, and writing sample (including references, if necessary) to:
Eric E. Sterling, President
ATTN: Internship Position
The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
• Intern Program Application deadlines: Not Specified – Apply Now Description: Stateline.org is a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news site (funded by The Pew Center on the States) that practices journalism in the public interest by reporting on emerging trends and issues in state policy and politics. Duties include reporting, writing and some office administration tasks. Interns work with a team of experienced journalists and editors covering state government. Term: Fall, spring, summer Time Commitment: Not specified Compensation: Paid Requirements: Not specified Application instructions: E-mail cover letter, resume and links to work sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Journalism Intern Spring Application deadline: Oct. 31
Summer Application deadline: Jan. 31 Description: This intern, a college student or recent graduate, will report and write on free press and media law issues, primarily writing for our magazine, Web site and guidebooks. As a small organization, the Reporters Committee relies heavily on its interns to provide significant contributions to our publications and our legal work. Term: Fall, spring, summer Time Commitment: Not specified Compensation: College credit and eligibility to receive a $2,000 stipend Requirements: A strong background in journalism is preferred Application instructions: Resume, cover letter, and writing samples (3-5 clips, journalistic writing samples and/or a short research paper) to:
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
• News Internship Summer Application deadline: Nov. 13 Description: A highly selective, individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring print, photo, graphics and multimedia journalists. You get to work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. You get paid. And you get to cover breaking news that may be featured in many media outlets. Term: Summer, start dates anytime between mid-May and mid-June, depending on your schedule. Time Commitment: 12 weeks Compensation: Paid Requirements: Unspecified Application instructions: Contact your nearest AP bureau and say you want to apply for the Internship Program. You will need a 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company."; two letters of reference, at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead; a resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date); and five to seven examples of your work (clips, CDs of multimedia work). You will interview with an AP chief of bureau and take a timed newswriting test and complete an employment application there. Please note that the AP representative may review application materials before inviting candidates to take the test.
• News copy editing internship Summer Application deadline: Nov. 2 Description: Work at a daily newspaper. See above link for more information. Term: Summer Time Commitment: All interns will attend free two week-long training at either Temple University, University of Missouri, Penn State University, or the University of Texas at Austin before reporting for work. Compensation: $350/week min. for 10 weeks min. Requirements: Unspecified Application instructions: Students apply on the website. A student may be eligible to apply for all four programs. The editing programs require a one-hour editing test. Professor Amy Eisman will administer the test on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in 324 MGC and on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in 331 MGC. Let her know if you plan to take it. Interns are selected and assigned in early December. For more information, contact Holden at email@example.com or call (609) 452-2820.
• Sports copy editing internship Summer Application deadline: Nov. 2 Description: Work on a sports copy desk. Term: Summer Time Commitment: All interns will attend free two-week-long training at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before reporting for work. Compensation: $350/week min. for 10 weeks min. Requirements: Unspecified Application instructions: Students apply on the Web site. A student may be eligible to apply for all four programs. The editing programs require a one-hour editing test. Professor Eisman will administer the test on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in 324 MGC and on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in 331 MGC. Let her know if you plan to take it. Interns are selected and assigned in early December. For more information, contact Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 452-2820.
• Business reporting internship Summer Application deadline: Nov. 2 Description: Cover business and consumer news. See above link for more information. Term: Summer Time Commitment: All interns will attend free week-long training at New York University before reporting for work. Compensation: $350/week min. for 10 weeks min. Requirements: Unspecified Application instructions: Students apply on the Web site. A student may be eligible to apply for all four programs. Business reporting applicants must take a similar exam and upload a PDF containing three to five clips. There is a business reporting test; it should be completed and postmarked no later than Dec. 1. See Web site. Interns are selected and assigned in early December. For more information, contact Holden at email@example.com or call (609) 452-2820.
• Intern Summer Application deadline: Nov. 1 Description: The Wall Street Journal will select about 10 interns for the summer 2010 program to be placed in one of our U.S. bureaus. Term: Summer Time Commitment: 10 weeks in June, July, Aug. Compensation: $700/week Requirements: The selection process is highly competitive, and most of those chosen have had prior internships with other newspapers as well as extensive experience on a campus newspaper. Application instructions: Go to http://www.dowjones.com/careers, and search for job number 090264 -Summer 2010 WSJ Interns. There, applicants can create a profile and upload their cover letter, resume and text of your best eight to ten writing samples. These items should all be copied and pasted into one long Word document for easy uploading to your profile. The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Only the applicants who are selected for final consideration will be interviewed. If your clips are not available electronically, letter-or legal-sized paper copies may be mailed to:
Deborah Brewster, Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Internship Program
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
• Reporting Intern Summer Application deadline: Nov. 1 Description: The Journal's European edition, The Wall Street Journal Europe, is also looking for two reporting interns to be based in Europe at one of WSJ’s bureaus. Term: Summer Time Commitment: Not specified Compensation: $700/week, interns must pay for their own round-trip airfare Requirements: Fluency in one or more of these European languages: French, German, Dutch, or Russian; a demonstrable interest in Europe as well as the willingness and ability to work in an overseas environment. Must provide proof of health insurance. The selection process is highly competitive, and most of those chosen have had prior internships with other newspapers as well as extensive experience on a campus newspaper. Application instructions: Send a cover letter, resume and a dozen of your clips to:
Jesse Lewis, Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Europe
10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7QN
• Reporting Intern Summer Application deadline: Nov. 1 Description: The Journal's Asian edition is looking for a reporting intern to be based in Hong Kong. Term: Summer Time Commitment: Not specified Compensation: $700/week, allowance for round-trip airfare to Hong Kong Requirements: Fluency in one or more Asian languages--preferably Mandarin, Japanese or Korean--a strong interest in business reporting in Asia, and ideally experience living or working in the region. The selection process is highly competitive, and most of those chosen have had prior internships with other newspapers as well as extensive experience on a campus newspaper. Application instructions: Send a cover letter, resume and a dozen of your best bylined clips to:
Deborah Brewster, Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Internship Program (Asia)
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
• Reporter Intern Application deadline: Rolling – Apply Now Description: This is serious business and government reporting, not coffee-making or filing. Clips and bylines are available as soon as you earn them. We report about the exciting topics of the Internet, telecommunications and TV. Term: During school semester or on holidays Time Commitment: Full- or part-time Compensation: Unpaid; will help with college credit Requirements: Not specified Application instructions: Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Editorial Assistant Application deadline: Immediate – Apply Now Description: We need someone who can help us with general office work (paying bills, answering phones, sorting mail, etc), but who would also be a good researcher for our reporters. It’s an ideal job for a college student who has an interest in financial journalism. Term: Unspecified. For start immediately. Time Commitment: Max. of 60 hrs/month Compensation: $10/hr Requirements: Proficient with numbers Application instructions: Contact below party directly:
Washington Bureau Chief
(202) 835-8394 office
(646) 719-5909 cell BWingfield@forbes.com
• Sports Journalism Institute Internship Application deadline: Nov. 13 Description: This opportunity is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. It offers a slot in the Associated Press Sports Editors Sports Journalism Institute’s internship program, placing you in the sports department of a daily newspaper. Term: Summer; June 4-Aug. 6 (training at the Poynter Institute June 4-13) Time Commitment: nine weeks (see above) Compensation: Paid; travel and rooming expenses for training paid by the institute Requirements: None specified Application instructions:Apply via this form. Send three copies along with three copies each of college transcript, two letters of recommendation, a professional headshot, up to seven writing samples/clips, an essay of fewer than 500 words about what this program means to you, and a 50-word description of your involvement in the Asian American/AAPI community to:
Sports Journalism Institute Internship
Asian American Journalists Association
1182 Market Street, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94107
• Research Intern Spring application deadline: Not Specified – Apply Now
Summer application deadline: Not Specified – Apply Now Description: Academic interns are listed on the masthead as editorial assistants. Interns are relied upon to do professional, efficient work, mostly in story research, fact-checking, and planning. Interns are included in story-planning sessions and photo and layout reviews. Term: Spring (Jan.- May), summer (late May – Aug.), fall (Sept.-Dec.) Time Commitment: full-time Compensation: Unpaid Requirements: Must receive academic credit. Application instructions: Send cover letter and resume to:
Attention: Research Internship
National Geographic Traveler
1145 17th St. NW, 4th floor
Washington, D.C., 20036
Or apply online.
• Editorial Marketing internship also available
• Reporting/Multimedia Intern Spring Application deadline: Dec. 18 – Apply Now
Summer Application deadline: Not Specified – Apply Now Description: The Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays column is looking for a reporting/multimedia intern for the spring semester. The intern would write and create various web content for the paper's personalities and politics column. An ideal candidate would have a strong reporting background, as well as some knowledge of photography, sound editing, video editing, using social networking to promote journalistic content and basic web production skills. Term: Spring, summer Time Commitment: 15-20 hrs/wk Compensation: Unpaid Requirements: Must complete for academic credit. Application instructions: In a single e-mail, send a cover letter, three written articles and examples of any photo, video, or podcasting work to email@example.com.
• Fellow at NPR andThe Washington Post Application deadline: April 30 Description: The Fellowship was created in memory of Stone and Holt Weeks by NPR and The Washington Post following their tragic deaths. Designed to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism, the fellowship consists of two sessions…to learn how to report for print, web and radio. See the fellowship FAQ for further information. Term: Fall 2010-Winter 2011 (begins after Labor Day) Time Commitment: 24 weeks: 12 weeks at NPR, 12 weeks at The Washington Post Compensation: $800/week, no benefits; roundtrip cost of travel to D.C. (but rent and all other living expenses are the responsibility of the fellow); cost of travel to interview for position in June Requirements: Must have received a bachelor’s degree before July 15, 2010. Application instructions: Download and complete the application form. The completed application should include a cover letter explaining why you want to be selected for the fellowship and “what you have done to make the world a better place”; two recommendations, one from a friend or colleague and one from a teacher or mentor; two or more writing samples not exceeding a total of 1,000 words; a copy of your academic transcripts and a resume.
• Internship Summer Application deadline: March 25 – Apply Now Description: Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists. Last summer, students interned at sites including NBC Nightly News, the Washingtopost.com, The Washington Examiner, Edelman Public Relations, The World Wildlife Fund, Telemundo and the Washington Times. Term: Summer, fall, spring Time Commitment: 8 weeks, 35 hrs/wk Compensation: Students must pay $7,795 for 9-credit option or $6,795 for 6-credit option. Cost includes Georgetown University tuition and housing. Books and supplies, food, and transportation are the responsibility of the student. More than half of accepted students receive scholarships. Some internships offer small stipends. Requirements: 3.0 GPA preferred; sophomore and juniors preferred; must be an undergraduate Application instructions: Students must submit an online application, one or more faculty recommendations (sent via online, fax or mail), official transcripts from each school attended (sent via online, fax or mail), resume (sent online), a 250-500 word essay (sent online), a 400-500 word statement of purpose (sent online), 2-4 samples of journalistic writing (sent online), and a non-refundable application fee of $45 (sent online or in the mail as check or money order). Materials sent via mail should be addressed to:
IPJ Admissions Committee
The Fund for American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
See the “Admissions Overview” page for more information about program and scholarship application processes.
• Multimedia/Advocacy Journalist Intern Summer Application deadline: April 15
Fall Application deadline: July 15
Spring Application deadline: Oct. 15 Description: Part-time, semester-long internship to report and write association news and assist with office administration. Assignments will depend on skill and experience. Opportunity to earn clips, post on the publication’s web site and learn day-to-day operation of a small publication’s office. Real experience; no fetching coffee here. Term: Summer, Fall, Spring Time Commitment: 15-20 hrs/week, 3 days/week, somewhat flexible Compensation: Transportation stipend of $250 provided after successful completion of internship Requirements: Previous internship experience preferred. Knowledge of Mac, Excel, FileMaker Pro database a plus. Application instructions: No calls, please. Email cover letter, resume, 3-5 clips/writing samples and three references to: