Paid Journalism Internship in Washington, D.C.Bookmark This
National Journalism Center
529 14th St. NW Suite 1145
DescriptionPlease Note: RESUMES SUBMITTED VIA THE INTERNSHIPS.COM WEBSITE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. YOU *MUST* FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America's Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative and libertarian journalists with the premier opportunity to learn the principles and practice of responsible reporting. The National Journalism Center combines 12 weeks of on-the-job training at a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet with once-weekly training seminars led by prominent journalists, policy experts, and NJC faculty.
Interns are matched with a print, broadcast, or online media outlet based on their interests and experience, and spend 30 hours/week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, CNN, Fox News Channel, and more.
One day a week is spent at the NJC seminar, where interns hone their writing and investigative reporting skills and gain a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three here in Washington, D.C.
Opportunities: Internships are offered in the fall (Sept. - Dec.), spring (Jan. - Apr.), and summer (May - Aug.).
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Please Note: RESUMES SUBMITTED VIA THE INTERNSHIPS.COM WEBSITE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. YOU *MUST* FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
Step 1: Fill out our online application. http://www.yaf.org/NJCapply.aspx
Step 2: Email the following supplemental materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
* Cover letter
* A current resume
* 3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred)
* 3 references (no letters of recommendation)
- Summer 2013: (May 13 – Aug. 2): (early) Dec. 1, 2012
(regular) March 1, 2013
- Fall 2013: (Sept. 9 – Dec. 6): July 15, 2013
- Spring 2014: (Jan. 13 – April 4): Nov. 1, 2013
ResponsibilitiesAn intern is placed with a media outlet (print, radio, or online) to work 4 days/week (30 hours/week), getting hands-on experience in the news production process. Most interns finish the session with more than 20 published news clips. Depending on an intern's placement he/she may be required to work some weekends. One day a week, interns attend seminars at the National Journalism Center for writing classes, training in investigative journalism, and the weekly opportunity to hear from and network with successful Washington, D.C. journalists and media experts.
RequirementsExcellent communication skills (written and oral) and a desire to practice responsible journalism. Previous experience writing/reporting/broadcasting in the media, campus, or academic setting is preferred.
Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior or recent graduate.