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(Fall 2023) News Writer/Reporter (Local or virtual)

Start date: 09/25/2023(flexible)Duration: 14 Weeks
Unpaid Internship15 - 15 hrs/wk

3 days ago


The DC Spotlight Newspaper is searching for an intern in the role of news writer/reporter to work locally or virtually.


Must be an excellent writer with general knowledge of news and politics locally and nationally. 

Must be committed to the entire semester for the internship. Internships are five months in the Spring and Fall and three months during the summer. 

This position involves telecommuting and requires a computer. 

Send a resume and a cover letter. 

This internship will provide experience editing, writing news, reporting news, video recording, interviewing newsmakers and maintaining the website. Possible coverage of the White House. 

This is an unpaid position.

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Must have a minimum of a high school diploma and pursuing a college degree.

Must be an excellent writer with MS Word proficiency.

Must be knowledgeable of current news events and follow news coverage.

Must be proficient in using the internet and Google.

Must be available for 15 hour work weeks

This internship is unpaid.

About DC Spotlight Newspaper

The DC Spotlight Newspaper is a Washington, DC newspaper covering news, politics, sports, entertainment, food, restaurants, events and more in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. SAMPLE ARTICLES Homeless women in Washington, D.C. Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles with the Boys and Girls Club
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What happens after you send in your application?

DC Spotlight Newspaper is actively interviewing now. We asked DC Spotlight Newspaper what they would do if an applicant does not move forward in the hiring process, and this is what they said: “Only applicants we interview will receive a hire or rejection note.”

DC Spotlight Newspaper also indicates this role is likely to convert to full-time.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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