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Education Week

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
Or: edweekintern@epe.org

POLITICO

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: employment@politico.com, subject line: “POLITICO spring (summer) 2010 internship.”

The Washington Post

General News, Financial, Sports, Style, Editorial, Digital Photography, Documentary Video, Web Production, News Designer, Features Designer, Information Designer, and Video News Editorial Summer Interns
Summer Application deadline: Nov. 1
Description: Interns write articles, edit copy, take photographs, design pages and produce graphics. They are treated as staff members during their employment.
Term: Summer
Time Commitment: 12 weeks
Compensation: $750/week
Requirements: Must have had at least one professional news media job or internship; reporting interns must have a car
Application instructions: Clip together and mail checklist, signed application form, 500-word autobiographical essay, resume, internship-specific work samples (see website), and two letters of recommendation in order to:
The Washington Post
Attention: Newsroom Summer Internship Program
1150 15th Street, NW Washington, D.C.
20071
and notify The Post.

The Daily Caller 

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 epelgrift@gmail.com for more information.

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

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
or:fax 3015895056
or:esterling@cjpf.org

Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Foundation

The Reese Cleghorn MDDC Internship Program: News reporting, copy-editing, photojournalism
Summer Application deadline: Mid-Nov.
Description: See site, contact.
Term: Summer
Time Commitment: Not specified
Compensation: $300/week after taxes for eight weeks
Requirements: Must attend school in DC. Must have a car and live within reasonable driving distance from publication.
Application instructions: Go to Web site; questions directed to Internship Supervisor Frank Quine at 301-405-2394 or fquine@jmail.umd.edu.

Stateline.org

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: editor@stateline.org.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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:
Corinna Zarek
Internship Coordinator
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
Or internships@rcfp.org

The Associated Press

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.

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

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 richard.holden@dowjones.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 richard.holden@dowjones.com 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 richard.holden@dowjones.com or call (609) 452-2820.

The Wall Street Journal

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

The Wall Street Journal Europe

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

The Wall Street Journal Asia

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
Or: journal.interns@wsj.com.

Warren Communications News

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 mfeazel@warren-news.com.

Forbes

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:
Brian Wingfield
Washington Bureau Chief
(202) 835-8394 office
(646) 719-5909 cell
BWingfield@forbes.com

Asian American Journalists Association

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

National Geographic Traveler

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

The Washington Examiner

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 nschwab@dcexaminer.com.

Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship

Fellow at NPR and The 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.

Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ)

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.

CEO Update

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:
Anita Sama
Editor-in-Chief
CEO Update
sama@ceoupdate.com